Miley Cyrus film withdrawn from porn festival

Miley Cyrus' film has been withdrawn from a porn festival as her representatives claim they were misled about the nature of the event.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' film has been withdrawn from a porn festival.

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker's representatives have had her short film, 'Tongue Tied' - which features the scantily-clad star in a number of suggestive poses while wearing bondage gear - removed from the NYC Porn Film Festival and claimed they were misled as to the nature of the event and insisted the singer didn't personally agree to the footage being submitted.

Her spokesperson said: "Miley was proud to make a film with acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Jones. She did not instigate this festival submission and is not participating in any way."

Organiser Simon Leahy had previously said Miley submitted the film after hearing about the event through mutual friends, and showed proof of an email exchange with production company Cadence allowing the footage to be used.

However, her representatives said the emails presented the festival as a "shorts screening at the artist-ran space Secret project Robot."

Simon has compiled with the request to remove the film from listings, but insists it still would have fit well with the festival as it isn't a seedy event.

He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: Basically they didn't do their due diligence. We asked to show it at the festival.

"Obviously the story went totally viral that freaked everyone out. We don't want to cause any harm to Miley and her image.

"It's like we are an art festival. Even though we're using the work porn, we're not some cheap LA porn award festival."

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