Miley Cyrus goes au naturel for MTV Unplugged.
“The salacious singer will strip the electricity from her party anthems and turn them into acoustic jams,” the press release stated. “This show will include more intimate reinventions of her Bangerz tracks, like “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.”
MTV is clearly playing up her sex appeal with all the double entendre but Cyrus seems intent on taking the show in a more humorous direction.
The publicity photo shows the star wearing star shaped pasties juxtaposed with Big Bubba Bubba Teeth. Cryus has been posting photos of herself sporting the novelty teeth on twitter with the hashtag #bubbateeth.
Cryus will also have surprise guests, not all of which may be human. The Bangerz tour has an animal theme including some “imaginative animals” dreamed up by John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show. Among the animals will be “kitties in space,” which could mean an appearance by Stimpy from the classic episode “Space Madness.” Miley and Stimpy certainly have a lot in common beyond their cat connection. Neither can keep their tongue in their mouth and they’re both space cadets.
Given the cartoon context, the publicity photo bears a striking resemblance to the singing cowgirl by the legendary animator Tex Avery. Now we just need a whistling wolf in the audience.
Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged premieres Wednesday, January 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.