As soon as the lights went down on her 2013 MTV VMAs this August, Miley Cyrus seemed to be just about all we could talk about. And if the trailer for her new documentary, “Miley: The Movement,” is any indication, that’s exactly what she hoped for.
In the first look at the film, set to air Oct. 2 on MTV, Cyrus says flat out, “You’re always gonna make people talk. You might as well make them talk for, like, two weeks, rather than two seconds.”
In another moment, she’s spotted chatting with Britney Spears in the studio (Spears appears on a track on Cyrus’ upcoming album, “Bangerz”), telling the pop legend, “Everyone takes the VMAs so serious and I just wanna come out and shoot a hot dog gun. I just want to have fun.” Spears, who knows a thing a two about generating chatter at the MTV awards show, laughs in agreement.
As the trailer makes clear, Cyrus hopes to use the doc not only to push album sales (“Bangerz” drops a week after the doc airs), but to also clarify why she’s doing just what it is she’s been doing. Case in point: “Every time I do anything, I wanna remember, ‘This is what separates me from everyone else.'”
“There’s an army. We’re all part of the movement,” Cyrus says (threatens?) at the preview’s end. And she’s not wrong. For all the tut-tutting she’s received as of late, it’s only pushing her to new heights. New single “Wrecking Ball” (you know, the one with all the nudity and sledgehammer licking in its video) has become the singer’s first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single.
This movement is strong.
“Miley: The Movement” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV