Taylor Swift has done something very different for her next project. The 30-year-old “Folklore” singer announced that she would be releasing a documentary about herself and how she wants to break out of the image set by her managers.
Swift practically needs no introduction. Her incredible career as a music artist is filled with accolade after accolade.
One has only to look at her last music release “Cardigan” to see how successful she continues to be. (The release of that album saw her become the first music artist to have that album with her lead single debut at number one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously)
Swift has become one of the most widely followed celebrities on the planet. Only rivaled by modeling/fashion influencers like the Kardashians and Jenners, her Instagram alone has 140 million followers.
Furthermore, this upcoming documentary (set to release at Park City’s Ecceles Theater January 23, 2021) is going to show how Swift has been trying to use her publicity as a way to push her political and philanthropic views.
Of course, there is no way to find out what her fans think about that on social media since she has practically all of her posts set to not allow comments.
The trailer for the documentary shares how her producers and executives wanted her to be strictly a performer, not one to push her views on others.
“I became the person everyone wanted me to be”. A nice girl doesn’t force their opinions on people. A nice girl smiles and waves and says thank you. I need to be on the right side of history,” adding, “I feel really good about not feeling muzzled anymore, and it was my own doing”.
This shift in confidence and desire to be more transparent has actually come as a surprise to many on account of how timid she’s been in the past. Her 2012 interview with Ellen DeGeneres was a nightmare after the blonde beauty nearly broke down crying live on the show.
The whole incident came about after Ellen made fun of her for not talking about her love life publicly. Then came an even more uncomfortable point in the interview where Ellen began showing pictures of her rumored exes on the big screen behind them.
Swift could be heard during the aforementioned interview saying “”I don’t want to, I don’t want to, please stop.” Taylor was on the verge of breaking down crying by the time Ellen stopped.
8 years later today we see a much more confident and open Taylor that has fans excited to see more of. The Sundance documentary will show inside looks at her home, more information about her beliefs, views, and goals.
So far the documentary is expected to be a smashing success, especially with Emmy-winning filmmaker Lana Wilson directing it!