Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" Director's Cut Takes the Focus Off her Body
Miley Cyrus has had a busy few weeks, and apparently there are a lot of people who care. She released the music vide for "Wrecking Ball," broke up with LIam Hemsworth, performed in a bizarre outfit at the iHeartRadio music festival, gave Rolling Stone an interview and reached 14 million Twitter followers somewhere along the way. To celebrate the occasion, Cyrus released the director's cut of "Wrecking Ball," and it's not quite what we expected.
Apparently, the director, Terry RIchardson, has more faith in Cyrus's face than she does. In this cut, the entire video is a tight frame on her visage, as she sings and cries. We never see Cyrus below the neck, and there's not a sledgehammer, or wrecking ball, in sight. It's interesting that while Cyrus has said that the video shows how emotional the song is and wants people to focus on its true meaning, she chose to release the video where all of that is overshadowed by her nudity.
It seems this director's cut might have been a better way to get her point across — then again, this version might not have become the most-viewed music video in 24-hours. Check it out below and see which version you prefer (the Nicolas Cage or goat remixes are also options).