So, Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips Made a Video About Drugs

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips present… “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain,” a (loosely) experimental short film featuring the beautiful setting of Cyrus’s hospital bedside, lots of psychedelic, drug inducing images and believe it or not.. a story.

There are several things to dissect in a sentence I never, ever thought I would write.

First, Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips? Like why… Cyrus has expressed on many occasions her love for the band, even recording with them. Second, a short film? In the fucking hospital? Cyrus filmed a clip with them on her bedside while being hospitalized for an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. The frontman, Wayne Coyne explains to Rolling Stone that the video was, of course, “originally intended to be for a song that has a reference to the drug, LSD.” The band also brings along Moby Do who plays the cult leader who gets a naked girl to steal a brain.

Now, for the third thing to dissect: WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? I called this video a loosely experimental short because unlike the magical creation of Window Water Baby Moving, the 1959 short documenting the director’s first child, and its usage of extreme bloody vagina close ups, this drug movie’s got a narrative!

Coyne explains to Rolling Stone the concept:

The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world’s most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession… John F. Kennedy’s brain….the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!


Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus.


She steals the brain from Cyrus while Cyrus is still in bed in a drug-induced coma. Cyrus finally wakes up and is mega-pissed that her BRAIN has been stolen. She enlists a burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot ( that are hovering in a nearby spaceship) to hunt down the blond superfreak that stole her brain. They have a relentless pursuit, all the while Cyrus laments the loss of her magic brain and Moby gains powerful rainbows from hell. In the end, the blond superfreak kills Santa and Bigfoot and a baby mole ends up with the brain…” 

Oh yeah. And the Flaming Lips are disguised as rainbows, mushrooms and flowers watching from the sky room where a giant diamond explosion happens.

Yup. Drugs.


~ So, Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips Made a Video About Drugs ~