Miley Cyrus Video Pulled Out of Porn Festival (Updated)

First annual gathering had planned to showcase the short film “Tongue Tied” featuring the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer

UPDATED, Tuesday 7:12 p.m.:

Miley Cyrus will not be converging with the porn world after all.

The upcoming NYC Porn Film Festival, which had planned to run the short film “Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied,” has now pulled an about-face and yanked the film from the festival’s lineup.

“We love the existing piece of art,” festival organizer Simon Leahy said in a statement Tuesday. However, after objections from Cyrus, Leahy added, “Now that the artists have requested it to be taken out of the NYC Porn Film Festival schedule, we would like to comply with this wish. We were not in anyway thinking this would have caused an inconvenience. We [sic] sorry.”

A spokesperson for Cyrus said in a statement that the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer and Quentin Jones, the director of “Tongue Tied,” would not be part of the festival, which kicks off in Brooklyn on Feb. 27.

“Miley was proud to make a film with acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Jones. Neither she nor Quentin are participating in this ‘festival’ in any way,” the spokesperson said.

Previously….

After years of close calls, the worlds of of Miley Cyrus and pornography are officially about to collide.

The short video “Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied” is among the works that will be displayed at the first annual NYC Porn Film Festival, which kicks off in Brooklyn Feb. 27 and runs through Mar. 1.

But before you get too excited, zip up and read on.

The video, which aired as an introduction during Cyrus’ “Bangerz” tour last year, isn’t as explicit as some of the other entries in the festival might be. Directed by Quentin Jones, the video features the “Can’t Be Tamed” chanteuse topless (save for some strategically placed tape) and slathering herself in dark sludge. Which might still be your thing — in which case, we’re already applying for a restraining order.

“Tongue Tied” isn’t the only celebrity-related entry in the festival, which is presented by online erotica peddlers Pornhub in association with Secret Project Robot; the James Franco film “Kink,” a documentary about the bondage-themed website Kink.com, is also among the festival’s highlights.

On the lower end of the celebrity spectrum, the festival will also present “Tila Tequila: Backdoored & Squirting,” which probably requires no further explanation.

“As a premier purveyor of mainstream digital and online pornography, Pornhub is proud to sponsor New York City’s first ever porn film festival,” Pornhub vice president Corey Price said of the upcoming event. “We’re honored to have the privilege of helping to usher in a new wave of rising stars by providing a voice for those looking to thrust their way into the adult industry with a bang … We’re bracing for a large variety of different films; everything from harrowing tear-jerkers to art-house masterpieces. We can’t wait!”

A spokeswoman for Cyrus did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

Can’t make it to New York for the festival? Watch the “Tongue Tied” video now.