Behind the Scenes: V.F.’s fashion and style director Michael Roberts with Miley. (Makeup artist Pati Dubroff - hairstylist Christiaan) Billy Ray Cyrus, The Dad and Annie Leibovitz, The Shooter. All for the Vanity Fair June 2008 feature, Miley Knows Best. I'm reading a ton of comments online and in print about the 'growing up' of this 15 year old gazillionaire. Yes, they do become women and this phenomena is happening faster and faster these days. We need to embrace our collective womanhood and sensuality/sexuality. It's a beautiful force of nature. Coming of age. Discovering our instincts. Do Disney/Family Channel viewers (I'm talking the adults here) really believe that these young female stars will remain little girls forever? They seem to go into shock when they realize that these teenage actresses might actually have sex, get pregnant or have a life outside of their TV character. Why must we always enslave ourselves to toddlerhood?
UPDATE: O.K. Now I'm nauseated. Probably due to some contract, Miley has had to come out to apologize to the world for the photos. "For Vanity Fair, I was so honoured and thrilled to work with Annie. I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,"Cyrus said in a statement published on People magazine's website. The Disney Channel backed up the rising star saying in a statement that "a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines". Miley is now seen out and about sans makeup. This shouldn't surprise anyone. Disney wants her to be 10 again.
Would you not agree that Miley and her father look like they are extremely relaxed; enjoying the photoshoot? (above photos) This is all about the 'bottom line' and profits. Poor Miley. So rich and yet no 'liberty' whatsoever. Oh, and Vanity Fair. They are serving champagne this morning in Graydon's office. This issue will sell out before you can say whippersnapper. Maybe they're behind all the ruckus. Miley needs to call me. Why are you apologizing? Don't do that to yourself. Call me girl.