Miley's 'Black Mirror' Episode Delves Into Dark Side Of Music Industry
Miley Cyrus makes her 'Black Mirror' debut with an eerily familiar character.
Although the fictional singer Ashley O doesn't necessarily reflect every aspect of Cyrus' own journey as a global pop star, the storyline is a recognisable one.
“This is the story of females in the music industry,” Cyrus told BBC Radio 1 of her portrayal of a singer-songwriter struggling behind the facade of glamour and fame.
"I understand everyone's gone through this but I do think for females in the industry… it's hard to be taken seriously," she said.
"People assume that if you're not wearing a body suit and singing pop music, why would anyone want to see you."
Cyrus said that she did a "deep dive" into experiences from her own life in the limelight with show creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones for the episode. But while Ashley O deals with family members who don't have her best interests at heart, Cyrus says her own fam, including dad Billy Ray and mum Tish, are her biggest supporters.
"My family is what's kept me the way that I am and kept me still loving music," she said.
Cyrus explained that her upcoming episode of 'Black Mirror' is "outrageously out there and dark", which we're guessing has something to do with the creepy mini Ashley Too robots featured in the trailer -- tiny digital friends sold to fans of the pop star.
“We love anything about the darkness of technology. I love that," said Cyrus.
Miley made the comments about 'Black Mirror' during her recent trip to the UK where she also performed at the Big Weekend festival in Middlesborough.
Cyrus performed three brand new songs, including one -- "Cattitude" -- that seems to take another swipe at her old nemesis, Nicki Minaj.
"I love you Nicki but I listen to Cardi," she sings on the as yet unreleased track.
The singer has posted similar lines on her Instagram, writing, "I love you Selena [Gomez] but I listen to Demi [Lovato]" and even, "I love you Miley but I listen to Hannah [Montana]".
Maybe the song is actually another nuanced critique about women in the music industry but we'll have to wait until it's actually released -- possibly on May 31 -- to know for sure.
The fifth season of 'Black Mirror' hits Netflix on June 5.
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