Category Archives: Queerness

Why They Won’t Stop: Miley Cyrus and the Formula for Profit

Miley Cyrus 2013 VMAs

During the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus simulated analingus before slapping her black backup dancer’s ass—three times. That moment captures the two biggest issues I have with Miley’s new image: the exploitation of black culture and the exploitation of queer culture.

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Fear of Androgyny: Thoughts on the Gender-Bending Toyota Ad

A topless model in a red bikini bottom and trench coat strides toward a cherry red Toyota. The trench is cut high in back to reveal the model’s twitching ass. The trench comes off: narrow waist, smooth back. The model walks on, unsmiling: sculpted cheekbones, gauged ears, blonde hair draping shoulders. Once in front of the car, the model turns. Hair flips over the shoulder, arms cross. A fraction of a second and you realize: It’s a guy.

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