Say goodbye to Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus. There is now only Ashley O.
Cyrus transformed into a new purple-haired pop star for an episode of the new season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, titled “Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too.” Ashley O is a perky singer who hands out messages like “believe in yourself!” and “be who you wanna be!” and she’s also secretly being controlled by her greedy aunt/manager.
When that greed gets out of control, it’s up to two teen girls and a doll carrying Ashley’s consciousness to save the pop star from a a hologram fate, and if that sounds like it could be the plot of a Disney Channel Original Movie, you’re not totally wrong.
In fact, if this had aired on the Disney Channel, our only confusion would have been, “Huh. I didn’t know you could say the F word on the Disney Channel!” (All of this is a compliment. DCOMs are great.)
Creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have recently spoken about the episode in multiple interviews, and Cyrus herself did a short interview with The Guardian explaining why she signed on and just how close it felt to her real experiences.
You can find out more about the episode below, free of major spoilers.
Black Mirror is now streaming on Netflix.