Wed 7 Jan 2015
Amazing song… def my favorite on the album… but oh my god, the sight of mud-smeared, flesh-toned, Speedo-wearing Shia LaBeouf grappling and extreme-miming with a pre-pubescent 12-year-old girl (dancer Maddie Ziegler) around a cage is enough to make my sciatica shoot daggers up my spine. I know it’s “acting,” but it is so wrong on so many levels.
1) Stop it Shia, you’re not hipster Mikhail Baryshnikov. That tween girl isn’t Gregory Hines. And this isn’t White Nights. (Extra credit to anyone who knows this random movie reference)
2) Sia… your music is so great. But between Lena Dunham in “Chandeliers” and Shia in “Elastic Heart,” you’re acting like you don’t know your own self-worth. It’s like Diddy’s over-celebritizing all his videos in the 90’s.
3) Interpretive Dance. Never ok. Unless it’s ironic… and performed by really out of shape comedians like Will Ferrell or Zach Galifianakis. Or in a movie like Magic Mike.
Watch the video below…