I've been thinking about this since the whole Miley Cyrus debacle. I watched the video (and currently have the damn song stuck in my head because it is catchy). I wasn't shocked so much as meh...but also creeped out by the teddy bear theme.
People have called her performance many things...but few have said it was very good.
Why bring this up? Because I remember the vibe from the Parisian tent. The performer had wool stockings that went mid thigh. She wore a black wrap dress. What she didn't reveal and what she did during the strip tease was interesting. For most of the performance she had more clothes on than Miley. In writing the mantra is "show, don't tell." Maybe it is more complex than that. Suggest. Allude. Lead. And let the mind wander the rest of the way.