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Taylor Swift Documentary Director States Why One Controversy was Left Out

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By Trace Alan Salzbrenner

Ahead of the American Music Awards, Swifties got a huge shock when a large social media post was placed on their timeline by the woman herself.

"Don't know what else to do," stated the twitter version that then had screenshots of a lengthy discussion about her feud over her old music. In the post, Taylor Swift asked fans to help her and spread the word about the issue.

In that same post, Swift revealed that a documentary was being made.

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"Miss American" will be a documentary that focuses on Taylor Swift's career and its changes throughout the years. The documentary will see a limited theatrical release after its premiere on January 23rd at the Sundance Film Festival. Fand will then get the chance to see it in the comfort of their own homes (or during a Swiftie watch party) when it comes to Netflix on January 31st.

However it is enjoyed, It will be a delight to see the behind the scenes moments of the pop legend.

Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes red carpet.
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After an interview with Vanity Fair, director Lana Wilson stated that we will see moments from Kanye West's attack at the 2009 Video Music Awards, and Swift's venture into politics.

Taylor swift stated in the interview, “Every time I didn’t speak up about politics as a young person, I was applauded for it. It was wild. I said, ‘I’m a 22-year-old girl — people don’t want to hear what I have to say about politics.’ And people would just be like, ‘Yeahhhhh!’”

Taylor Swift performing on stage.
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However, something major will be absent from the documentary that might shock a lot of fans. The very beef that went alongside the announcement of the documentary won't make an appearance.

“The Big Machine stuff happened pretty late in our process,” Wilson told Variety. “We weren’t that far from picture lock.”

But that wasn't the only reason given though. “But there’s also not much to say that isn’t publicly known,” Wilson continued. “I feel like Taylor’s put the story out there in her own words already, and it’s been widely covered. I was interested in telling the story that hadn’t been told before, that would be surprising and emotionally powerful to audiences whether they were music industry people or not.”

Giphy | 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

It is unknown if the continuing fight over Swift's old music with Big Machine Records had anything to do with its absence from the film, but the director has confidence that it is not needed to make a worthy documentary on the pop icon that has touched so many peoples lives.

We will just have to wait until the reviews come in from the film festival and when we can see it with our own eyes on the big screen and in our living room.

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