Taylor Swift on Sexism, Scrutiny, and taking a stand for Herself

Taylor Swift on Sexism, Scrutiny, and taking a stand for Herself

IT’S A SUNDAY AFTERNOON in Tribeca, and I’m in Taylor Swift’s loft, in a very previous publishing household that she’s restored and fortified into a sanctuary of stone, velvet, and mahogany. The room is hot and cozy and vaguely literary—later, as soon as we go through her bedroom on the way to her yard, ten percent of my brain will think her wardrobe might open as much as Narnia chatrandom. Barefoot in a wine-colored flowery top and matching flowy pants, Swift is typing passwords as a laptop computer to exhibit me personally the video for “You Need to Calm Down, ” eight days on the world before she unleashes it.

We have a sliver of a basic concept what to anticipate. A couple weeks early in the day, we invested each and every day in the video clip shoot, in a field-slash-junkyard that is dusty of Los Angeles. Swift had managed to make it a type of Big Gay Candy hill trailer park, a technicolor place that is happy. The cast and team wore heart-shaped sunglasses—living, breathing lovey-eyes emoji—and a mailbox warned, PREFER LETTERS JUST.

Swift and a blast of costars filmed six scenes over about a dozen hours. The singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko, proven to her fans as “Lesbian Jesus, ” shot arrows at a bull’s-eye. The YouTube comedian-chef Hannah Hart danced alongside Dexter Mayfield, the male that is plus-size and self-described “big kid in heels. ” The Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon served up icy red snowfall cones. Swift and her friend that is close Todrick, of Kinky Boots and RuPaul’s Drag Race, sipped tea utilizing the cast of Queer Eye.

The feeling had been laid-back and joyous. But because of the end associated with the I wasn’t sure what the vignettes would add up to day. There have been days that are shoot cameos we wouldn’t observe. For protection reasons, the track ended up being never played aloud. (The cast wore ear buds. ) Perhaps the hero shot, for which Swift and Hall sauntered supply in supply through the dreamscape at golden hour, had been filmed in near-total silence. Continue reading “Taylor Swift on Sexism, Scrutiny, and taking a stand for Herself”