Miley Cyrus Essay Thesis

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A Calculated Metamorphosis When the words “Disney Starlet” come to mind, what does the average person picture? Who do they envision? If millennials were asked this question ten years ago, a blonde haired, bubbly, Miley Cyrus, also known as Hannah Montana, would have come to mind for many. Ten years later, she portrays quite the opposite persona, going from Disney darling to outspoken, edgy it girl. Thesis (last sentence/ play around with this/ topic +claim + reasoning): Miley Cyrus elects to shed away from her Disney image and shows the world her true character and what she stands for. Change to more descriptive details as to how? Is this an argument? Miley Cyrus’s on screen life began at the ripe and vulnerable age of elven years old, ultimately …show more content…
However what was explored by very few was the idea that her pole dancing and short shorts could have been seen as a sexualized dance for men. While some positioned the argument as her rebranding herself as an adult, they made no reference to men. If Cyrus can be judged based upon slutty versus not slutty without the reference of male viewers, then the male gaze is internalized. Quickly, sexualization became reduced to how quickly she became sexy rather than who she was portraying a sexy image for (Graling, Lamb, Wheeler). The evolution of Miley Cyrus continued to unfold after her single “Can’t Be Tamed” was released. The video features Miley transforming into a rare bird species that cannot be caged – perhaps a foreshadowing moment of how she continues to transform her star text. Some would argue her most shocking choice came in 2012, just a year after Hannah Montana’s final episode and no longer being employed by Disney, opting to chop off her famous locks, sporting an edgy, bob like hairstyle. Cyrus’s fashion also underwent changes but she defended her edgy look telling V Magazine, "I 'm going to change, I 'm going to be different, I 'm going to do what I want to do. I chopped my hair and bought a pair

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