While I'm not particularly a fan of Miley Cyrus's brand of pop sensationalism - like Lady Gaga, she projects an "eccentric" exterior while conveniently crafting songs designed to appeal to the widest audience possible - one positive byproduct of her quest for "indie" cred is that by aligning herself with lesser-known artists, her young fans gain exposure to acts they may not otherwise have become familiar with.
Case in point: her bizarre new collaboration with psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips, a non-music video that's essentially a 5 1/2-minute filmed version of Mad Libs With Miley: LSD Edition.
While the Rolling Stone-exclusive clip isn't embeddable at this time, we couldn't resist sharing some of our favorite GIFs from the video, entitled (appropriately enough) "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain." So what's it all about? Shockingly enough, there is a semblance of a plot here. Let's run it down, with an assist from quotes by Lips frontman Wayne Coyne:
Miley Cyrus has possession of a brain that "contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!" Also, the brain is John F. Kennedy's.
Except that someone else wants the brain, and that someone else is the "evil, power-hungry cult leader" also known as '90s EDM superstar Moby.
So Moby's like, "get me that brain!" And he conjures up a "nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak" to steal the brain from Miley Cyrus, who's naturally in a coma from drugs.
The next morning Miley Cyrus wakes up and she's like, "where's my brain!!" And so she hires a "burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot" to steal the brain back from the naked blonde nympho girl. As you do.
So what then?? you ask breathlessly. Well...a lot of nonsense "LSD" imagery, as it turns out. Click on the gallery below for all the rest of the amazing GIFs.
1998 | Comedy | PG-13Summary: A young man leaves his home on an Idado reservation to collect his father’s remains, accompanied by the slightly earnest and annoying who agrees to help pay for the trip.Director: Chris Eyre
Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
1994 | Comedy | RSummary: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith
2003 | Adventure | PGSummary: Disney animation centering on a Native American hunter who, after being killed by a bear, is transformed into a beast himself, which leads to a new understanding of the workings of his world.Director: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis
2001 | Family | GSummary: Mickey Mouse and friends have to fend off troublemakers from all across Disney’s imaginary universe, including Captain Hook, Cruella De Ville, Jafar, and Hades in this Halloween comedy for kids.Director: Jamie Mitchell, Rick Schneider
Cast: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett
2012 | Animation | GSummary: Trained in the skills of sea power, Pi the fish can fight a shark, sink a squid or batter any random predator that ever threatens his friends and neighbors on the reef. Unfortunately, being the only hero in town can take its toll, especially when a group of sharks declares that the end of the ree...Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé, Taedong Park
Cast: Drake Bell, Andy Dick, Busy Philipps, Jamie Kennedy
1994 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: One of the best sports films ever made, and maybe one of the best, period, this documentary follows two top high school basketball prospects in Chicago as they face the moment where their dreams give way to reality.Director: Steve James
Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
2004 | Fantasy | PGSummary: Ella of Frell is given the "gift of obedience" by a fairy, only to realize that it's more of a curse because it could separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont. Will Ella manage to conjure a "cure" that enables her to live happily ever after?Director: Tommy O'Haver
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Aidan McArdle
1937 | Drama | NRSummary: Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.Director: William Nigh
Cast: Jackie Cooper, Maureen O'Connor, Kathleen Burke, Robert Emmett O'Connor
2013 | Drama | NRSummary: Irene, nicknamed 'Honey', has devote herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with Grimaldi and his invisible malaise.Director: Valeria Golino
Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Libero De Rienzo, Vinicio Marchioni
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