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Miley Cyrus NEVER Submitted Video To Porn Film Festival, Despite Reports

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Miley Cyrus Porn Film Festival

By Michael Lewittes |

Miley Cyrus Porn Film Festival

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Miley Cyrus never submitted a bondage-themed short film to the NYC Porn Film Festival, despite rampant reports. The video titled “Tongue Tied,” which was shown throughout her Bangerz tour, features a scantily-dressed Cyrus tied to a chair with her nipples covered with tape. But the short film, shot by Quentin Jones, was never supposed to be entered in the porn film festival, slated to begin on February 27 in Brooklyn. Neither the filmmaker nor the singer gave the OK for that. Still, hundreds of media outlets reported it to be true.

The backstory, as Gossip Cop has learned, is that organizers behind the film festival never disclosed that the video was to be part of a pornographic-themed series. In fact, Gossip Cop has discovered that emails exchanged between the NYC Porn Film Festival and representatives for Jones never once mentioned porn or anything related to the adult film industry. Instead, it was presented as a series of “shorts screening” in an arts space.

Suffice to say, after the NYC Porn Film Festival promoted the Cyrus film, which does not feature any nudity, the singer’s rep had her short-film removed from the festival. Her spokesperson later issued a statement: “Miley was proud to make a film with acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Jones. Neither she nor Quentin are participating in this ‘festival’ in any way.”

But the bigger issue for Gossip Cop is that literally hundreds and hundreds of outlets were all too keen to use the words “Miley Cyrus” and “Porn Film Festival” in headlines without bothering to fact-check the legitimacy of the claims. The New York Post, for instance, eagerly printed “Miley Cyrus Enters Porn Film Festival,” and took its organizer’s word about how the singer “found out about the festival through a mutual friend based in London, then sent in her short film.” Similarly, a slew of outlets, including E! and The Hollywood Reporter, claimed Cyrus submitted the video to the festival.

But none of that is true. Cyrus knew nothing about it, and the reps for Jones were entirely deceived about the short film’s usage. Rather than being factual, the media once again rushed to be first and in the process, much like the subjects of the NYC Porn Film Festival, got screwed.

 


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