Video: Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips star in a super-trippy short film
Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, both fans of recreational drug use as well as being bottomless pits of need for attention, have become tight buds—which only makes sense. Over the weekend, Cyrus and Coyne partied together in Los Angeles, culminating in getting matching tattooed portraits of Miley’s deceased dog Floyd, who she has previously paid tribute to in the form of a giant inflatable stage prop.
Today, they followed that up by releasing a new video they made together. “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain” isn’t exactly a music video but rather a very brief psychedelic heist movie scored by what seems to be a heavily deconstructed version of a Flaming Lips track that harkens back to the band’s early years as a face-melting acid-pop band, well before they smoothed out enough of their lysergic edge to find mainstream success. Cyrus, who was bedridden at the time due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics, plays the custodian of JFK’s brain, which holds “the original formula for the drug LSD,” according to Coyne, which is stolen by a naked blonde woman. The Flaming Lips play rainbows and mushrooms.
Moby, Santa Claus, and “a lesbian Bigfoot” also make appearances in the five-and-a-half-minute short. NSFW for nudity, drug use, and Miley loudly dropping F-bombs.
The Flaming Lips