Miley Cyrus Is An Adult And Can Wear Whatever The Hell She Wants
Remember the dress that Julia Roberts wore in the famous first scenes of Pretty Woman – before Richard Gere swoops in and they fall in love? Miley Cyrus wore a rendition of it this weekend and the Internet thinks it’s a disgrace. Would everyone back off Miley for a few minutes? She’s an adult now. She can wear whatever the hell she wants.
When reporting on her wardrobe choice, The Huffington Post wrote, “That’s right — Julia Roberts’ famous hooker dress from the iconic 1990 movie. Maybe Miley doesn’t really know what kind of message she’s sending since she was born a full two years after the movie came out?!”
Our culture is ridiculous. We constantlyÂ glorify the sexualization of women – until they take control of it themselves. As Miley has gotten older she’s really begun to express her sexuality in a way that implies that she doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks about it. She plays up her sexuality in her music videosÂ and seems to be having a lot of fun with it.Â She’s not Hannah Montana anymore. She’s a young woman who gets to decide on her own the image she wants to project to the world. Can we stop treating her like a grade-schooler that needs to be reprimanded or have a ruler taken to her skirt?
When I was in my early twenties I wore gloriously skimpy clothes, too. I wish I had more photographic evidence of it. Frankly, I can’t think of a better time in your life to dress in such a way. At 20, you’re still young enough not too care what people think and daring enough to actually wear those clothes out of a dressing room. Also, your body is still defying gravity. Memories…
Miley has always seemed pretty stable to me. We haven’t seen the stereotypical child star drama from this one. There have been no stints in rehab, no drunk driving incidents, no string of scandalous affairs. She likes to wear skimpy clothes and dye her hair. Big whoop. She seems to be handling her fame and fortune pretty well. If you can rock the Pretty Woman hooker dress, go on with your bad self.