A recent MTV Video Music Awards ad campaign featured former Disney icon, actress, and pop singer Miley Cyrus, alone, chewing the scenery against the featureless green monochrome background of a chroma-key film studio. In bright red lipstick and tightly controlled hair, she leapt, paddled, and flew through empty space — her body posture elastic, her facial expressions frozen or affected, signaling exaggerated impressions of worry, mischief, adventure, or faux-apology (oops!).
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