I like how we're studying the Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" video like it's the Zapruder film, or The Talmud. It's certainly more fun.
Rolling Stone has a nearly scene-by-scene recap of it with director Diane Martel, who shines a light on some overlooked elements in the video — the Smoke Dicks, for example — and some of the more prominent stunts, like the Hot Dog Piñata and French Fry Skull.
Diane Martel, director: It's like a giant, fucked-up selfie... We wanted the video to be full of blog-worthy moments, but it ended up being about Miley sharing herself with her audience in a crazed way. It's exhibitionistic, and she's absolutely taking the piss out of being in a pop video"
Also revealed: Miley likes taxidermy.
Check it out at Rolling Stone.