More than one Bloggo has posted about Young Miley Cyrus and her journey down Annie Leibovitz Lane. When we first saw the come-hither charicature of the 15-year-old, we thought of--natch--Vanity Fair's Preggo Demi (remember, it's Dem-EE, not DEM-ee) Moore. Except that Dems was 28 (almost 29) at the time, and Should Have Known Better. Well, we take that back--How old is Ashton Kutcher now?
Anyhoo, Our Cherubs (both at OHHS and at Home) are semi-underwhelmed by all the yadda-yadda-yadda about Miley in the Mainstream Press and elsewhere. Much more into "That's What She Said" tag lines--aka sophomoric dirty jokes--but More On That Later. A recent convo in the Journalism Suite, almost verbatim (can't claim we were taking notes at that Very Second):
Senior Girl 1: I don't understand. Annie Leibovitz is famous. Miley Cyrus is homely.
Senior Girl 2: She looks like a vampire in that photo. What's up with the sheet?
Senior Boy: Miley Cyrus is famous. I think she's hot.
Senior Girl 1: Shut up, Kenan. You're 18. That could be classified as statuatory something-or-other.
Senior Girl 3: She looks like a chipmunk who just woke up and put on her mom's lipstick. Her teeth are funny-looking.
Senior Boy: It's art! She's hot!!
Senior Girl 1: No she's not. She's got a rich hillbilly daddy. And a TV show. If I had a TV show and buck teeth, I could pose that way and make a lot of money, too!
Senior Girl 2: That's what she said.
We asked Our Own Personal Cherub--who plans to major in Studio Art in College--about the snaps. She said, without a second glance at the Internet version of the come-hither photo, "Mom, it's Annie Leibovitz. It's art." When pressed, Our Cherub appeared much more intent on Sarah Jessica Parker and "Sex in the City" re-runs than on Miley. "Show me the real magazine when it comes out, Mom. I don't even watch 'Hannah Montana.' I don't care." The story of our lives. BTW, does anyone out there in the Blogosphere understand why a Preeminent Photog like Annie Leibovitz would pose a 15-year-old draped so provocatively across her father's lap?