Miley Cyrus Goes Bad in New Movie. Are We Surprised?

The actress costars with Demi Moore as a drinking, pot-smoking teen in the upcoming film LOL

In a shocking new career move, Miley Cyrus has taken a film role that requires her to drink, talk dirty, smoke marijuana and seduce her female friends. And by "shocking," of course, we mean shocking to your 11-year-old. The rest of us should have seen this coming a mile away.

The movie, called LOL, stars 17-year-old Cyrus as a sweet teen whose mother (Demi Moore) discovers her secret wild side displayed on YouTube and Facebook. It sounds like exactly the kind of role that every former child star takes to try and break out of her goody-two-shoes image: Dakota Fanning in The Runaways (2010), Lindsay Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Christina Ricci in The Opposite of Sex (1998) and Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy (1992). And the list goes on. 

But for Cyrus, this role also has an unusual resonance. Miley became famous playing Hannah Montana, a girl who struggles with her secret double identity. And in real life, Cyrus seems to be similarly torn about her own identity -- singing "Can't Be Tamed" in lingerie one minute, telling Ryan Seacrest how innocent she is the next. Her good girl/bad girl role in LOL seems to be a reflection of Cyrus herself at 17. Which one is the real Miley, and which is the act? We don't know, and seeing as Cyrus isn't even 18 years old, she might not know either. Here's hoping this film role helps her figure it out.

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