Miley Cyrus enters short film into NYC Porn Film Festival

Festival founder says it's a ‘pop take on S&M’

MusicNews
Pin It
Miley Cyrus Tongue Tied Short Film

UPDATEMiley Cyrus's film, Tongue Tied, is no longer appearing at the NYC Porn Film Festival. Her rep told Buzzfeed News: "Miley was proud to make a film with acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Jones. Neither she nor Quentin are participating in this ‘festival’ in any way." (Why such a 'hater' ,y'all?)

The organisers confirmed that all mentions of Miley have been removed from their website and social media. They lamented the mix-up in a statement, saying: "We hoped the film screened alongside great artists such as Amalia Ulman, Bradford Kessler, Richard Kern, Beth B, James Franco, Narcissister, would create a bigger discourse around art, sexuality, gender and pornography."

You might disagree with her tongue-swirling, all-twerking public persona, but you could never accuse Miley Cyrus of being boring. Two months after launching a side gig as an artist at Art Basel with the blessings of controversial curator Jeffrey Deitch, Cyrus is submitting a short film to the NYC Porn Film Festival. The Pornhub-organised movie marathon set to take place in an "experimental art gallery" in Bushwick, Brooklyn (duh).

Tongue Tied features Jones' signature cut-out motifs overlaying sequences of Cyrus batting supersized lashes, tying herself up in latex rope and smearing herself in black goop. Cyrus and Jones collaborated on the kink clip and showed it during her Bangerz tour, premiering it on Nowness for non-ticket holding pervs to enjoy.

The video, directed by London-based artist Quentin Jones, isn't the XXX extravaganza you're expecting from a porn festival. In fact, we'd wager that the film comes off as slightly prudish next to the other movies in the line-up (like Tila Tequila: Backdoored & Squirting) – but it is pretty racy for someone who used to shill for Disney on TV primetime. 

NYC Porn Film Festival founder Simon Leahy claims that Miley was so proud of the short film that she submitted it into the festival herself. "It's a pop take on S&M," Leahy explained. "She's starting to become more of a contemporary artist."

Jones has previously worked for Kenzo and Louis Vuitton, animating their adverts with her witty cut-and-paste aesthetic. So no, Tongue Tied is not your regular porno – and it's definitely a cut above twerking in front of Robin Thicke's paunch at the VMAs. 

Watch Tongue Tied below:

More Music

Like this?
Like Dazed on Facebook