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Inside summer's two craziest videos

Director Diane Martel, who helmed the season's wildest (and nakedest) clips, tells the tales behind them

Miley Cyrus, ”We Can’t Stop”
”The video is like one big selfie. I wanted Miley to own that ‘sticking your tongue out with a peace sign’ look, and I also never want to see it again. When I was her age, I liked Devo and Talking Heads videos and John Waters — pretty decadent, campy stuff — and somehow my fetishes align perfectly with Internet-raised teenagers. Originally we were going to have an overwhelming load of Instagram and blog-inspired imagery: For instance, the smoke between someone’s legs [came from] a photo online that I liked, and ‘French Fry Skull’ was an image Miley had sent me. But the fingers being cut off and the bread, those I just thought of when we were in the kitchen, scouting.”

Robin Thicke, ”Blurred Lines”
”Nudity shouldn’t be so shocking, but I understand why some people might have an issue with it. Every man I meet asks me who the brunette [model Emily Ratajkowski, above] is — I just tell them she’s a marvelous girl, smart and funny. I met Robin through Pharrell, back when he made his first record, and for this he said he wanted something on white [background], and he wanted it to be funny. I’ve always wanted to shoot nude women in a video, and I like images that are familiar but disturbed in some way, like T.I. rapping while he brushes the girl’s hair…. That energy, coupled with Emily’s undeniably fantastic body — that to me is modern, and I don’t think it’s sexist.”