Everything about this. Charlie's arms. Meryl's splayed out. Her legs.
Wait, that's it? I think she hits something a little higher. She's only got one arm free still though. Still grabbing.
There we go. Only her chest is lifted (remember this when we see Maia) and though Charlie's got an arm "free" it's actually backed up behind Meryl's right leg.
There we go - Meryl's core bisecting Charlie's shoulder, left leg doing whatever.
He's got both legs pinned but Alex releases his right arm from Maia's as she arches her torso up near verticle and her knee is bent against his back. We could also see Alex's face because Maia could actually lift her own trunk.
I think the key here below is the core over the shoulder which pretty much makes her butt 'buttressed" by Charlie's head, so once again she's using only her chest and he's handling the rest.
You can see the mechanics here. His head is like a bumper in a pinball game with her butt, hips, pelvis and stomach lodged/pinned to his neck. He's got her right leg pinned. Her left leg is whatever.
Pasted. Like a glue trap.
It truly takes a village. look at her right arm, shoulder across his neck and then down the length o his shoulder, look at his alignment, look at his left hand, look at his chest vis a vis her back and butt. For real, there aren't more efficient and yet HARDER ways to do this, ways that show control of your body in space and some technical skill?
Again, love Charlie's sudden "look, my arm is free!' while Meryl's right arm continues as a human straight jacket plus why the fuck can't Meryl hold her own leg up?
Well, that arm wasn't free for long. Also, look how high his hand is on her leg.
Her arm. His alignment. His arms. Why is it this much work? Why are they still superglued?
The best part of it all is the head and arm escaping that mess, signaling madly to the crowd how awesome it is they can lift their chin and extract a free arm while their bodies are snarled like an L.A. traffic jam. What is the free arm and chin celebrating or proving?