Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Having Watched the New Miley Cyrus Video

When I watch a video it's often at work after hours, with no sound, since I have dialup at home and can't be bothered to watch videos online from there yet have no sound on my machine at work so can't listen from there. It's interesting, because obviously my focus is on the visual message and not the audio one, or how they mix together.

My thought on the..what's it called, Can't Be Tamed? video, is that it's a fairly accurate rendition of the Millennial or Gen X ("third wave", third+fourth, I'm not sure these days) feminist experience: Here I am breaking out of my cage, trying to do my own thing and be my own person, you can't tame me, and yet, no matter what I do or where I go, at the very end I'm still in the damn cage.

It's sad. This video, and women in general, deserve a happier ending.