There’s a lot to like about Miley Cyrus‘ video for “Younger Now.” I made a list:
– There’s a puppet.
– She hangs out with what looks like an elderly, gender-fluid biker gang.
– She’s not naked on a wrecking ball.
– No one’s twerking.
– Her backup dancers are all of a certain age.
– The fact that no one’s twerking should be mentioned again.
– The Gravitron!
The theme is sort of old-timey tv shows like Howdy Doody and The Lawrence Welk Show, etc. Miley spends a lot of the video looking like Morrissey, dressed up like he played the banjo in Patsy Cline‘s band.
The best part is the Graviton, though. Remember that ride? For those who’ve never ridden it, it’s a big, round spinny thing you go in, they lock it shut, and everyone leans against a padded wall panel. It then spins really, really fast. So fast that the section of the wall you’re on (which is on a track) rises and you’re kinda pinned near the ceiling. Everyone screams and feels flattened. It spins so fast that when someone inevitably vomits, the vomit will literally FLY through the air and hit your fellow passengers in the face. I didn’t do it, nor was I hit, so it was a pretty rad thing to watch. The Graviton ruled!