The Internet was all abuzz Tuesday after someone noticed Miley Cyrus, whose recent bomb LOL featured her in her first cinematic sex scene, said sex was "beautiful," "magic," and "cool" in an interview last week.
The Conversation is hosted by Amanda de Cadenet, a woman whose name I recognize from stories about her dating and marrying Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, though maybe you know her from somewhere else.
According to the blurb on its website, The Conversation "is more than a show. It's an alternative new interview series…" This is certainly true to the extent that a series, comprised of several episodes of a show, is literally more than a single show.
The program appears to consist of de Cadenet having conversations with various wise women on their own couches in their own airy living rooms.
Cyrus' segment finds her and de Cadenet hangin' round the house without any shoes on like a couple of pata sucias. At one point, a sleeping dog inexplicably appears in Cyrus' lap. Her lace bra also makes a camera-hogging extended appearance.
Here's exactly what Cyrus said about cool, beautiful, magical sex, in the hypnotic, circuitous fashion that typifies her speech:
"Sex actually is really beautiful. It's the only way we create and it's the only way that the world keeps going, so it's ignorant to not talk to your kids about it or make it seem as magical and as cool as it actually is. […] Let them know that they wouldn't be here without it and it is a beautiful thing and it is magic and it is when you connect with somebody and it isn't how much you're worth."
Make no mistake: this is huskily-delivered rambling nonsense. But there's something entrancing about listening to Cyrus stutter out her quotes at the lightning fast speed of someone who knows what is what and is here to lay down some wisdom.
Here's what she had to say on the topic of being who you are. Or maybe the topic was "a place of love: coming from that." Or maybe the topic was everything.
"Just be who you are and then that is where your style will come and your attitude and your spirituality and your sexuality and everything will come. Because then you just—-you know it's coming from that place of love, which I had to learn."
She wanted to get to a place where—when you walk in—everything she loves.
"…I realized that I can take care of myself. And I just wanted to be in my own space where I could be my own person. My walls are black. I wanted to, like, get to a place where—when you walk in—everything I love."
She says so much and says so little and can't be tamed and this was so hard to transcribe:
"The last season of [Hannah Montana], I put out I Can't Be Tamed, which, that—even just the title of that—for a woman to say that she can't be tamed, that's, of all people in the world, my face saying ‘I can't be tamed,' when that's really all people wanted to do, I mean, that, I think, proves how sexist people still really are and judgmental."
Elsewhere in the segment (available in full, mesmerizing splendor on The Conversation's website), she and de Cadanet, talk about having no regrets, duality, what you're saying, knowing what you're saying, being cool is overrated/so dumb, and girls who measure worth in sexual favors. They also, once again, really, really emphasize the importance of coming from a place of love.
Later in the same episode, de Cadenet interviews designer Diane von Furstenburg and every quiet von Soundbite is the most calming thing you've ever heard. Skip ahead to 18:30 for an extended spoken-word lullaby.
Most importantly, remember to always come from a place of love and be true to yourself and to who you are so that no matter what or the kind of place and people's judgment's your sexuality and spirituality can just be representing yourself and your worth always.