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 the former publishing household that she’s got restored and fortified into a sanctuary of stone, velvet, and mahogany. The area is hot and cozy and vaguely literary—later, as soon as we pass through her bedroom on the way to her yard, ten percent of my mind shall think her wardrobe might start as much as Narnia. Barefoot in a wine-colored flowery top and matching flowy pants, Swift is typing passwords into a laptop computer showing me personally the video for “You Want to Calm Down, ” eight days before she unleashes it in the globe.

We have a sliver of a basic concept what to anticipate. 2-3 weeks earlier in the day, we invested per day in the video clip shoot, in a field-slash-junkyard that is dusty of Los Angeles. Swift had managed to get sort of Big Gay Candy hill trailer park, A technicolor pleased spot. The cast and team wore sunglasses—living that is heart-shaped breathing lovey-eyes emoji—and a mailbox warned, ADORE LETTERS JUST.

Swift and a blast of costars filmed six scenes over about a dozen hours. The singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko, recognized to her fans as “Lesbian Jesus, ” shot arrows at a bull’s-eye. Continue reading Taylor Swift on Sexism, Scrutiny, and taking a stand for Herself