- Title Miss Americana
- Director Lana Wilson
- Year 2020
- Run time 1hr 25m
- Genre Documentary
- Tagline Beyond everything you think you know
In this revealing documentary, Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer - and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.
|0:35||Never seen anyone do a piano duet with a cat before.|
|2:30||“I. AM. HAPPY.”|
|5:28||I had not anticipated we’d be seeing bods in this. Hooray for bods!|
|8:12||Am I crazy that I didn’t know the Grammys were THIS important?|
|11:05||“It’s gonna be 16 to 20 songs.” Nervous laughter. Yea, we could have shaved a few off there TayTay.|
|20:38||Songs with no contemporary references. Huh. Apart from Polaroid, obviously.|
|22:50||“Shouldn’t I have someone I could call right now?” Oh Taylor.|
|27:09||OMG, Abigail is a real person, off of the songs and stuff!|
|28:12||Baby = Tamagotchi.|
|31:15||“There’s always some standard of beauty you’re not meeting.”|
|32:13||“We’re not doing that anymore, we’re changing the channel in our brain.”|
|36:37||Questioned Poppy podcasting in Beats but Taylor is recording in them so maybe that’s a thing now.|
|46:36||“It’s not a small one.” Understatement of the century.|
|47:56||The cat backpack is RIDICULOUS.|
|50:52||Didn’t know about the Dixie Chicks stuff, jeez.|
|54:39||The producer is wearing a Friends jumper and so I’m on board.|
|56:56||“You don’t feel a sense of any victory when you win. Because the process is so dehumanising.”|
|1:03:42||Who are these disgusting men telling Taylor what she should think and what she should say.|
|1:06:43||So it’s not the end of the world, but where’s the dad to catch up on this? Nowhere. All the women being supportive.|
|1:10:54||God, that women have to reinvent and men don’t. HOW have I not realised this before?|
|1:12:56||Somehow understand her disappointment but also her expectations were high. Increasing voter turnout the way she did was still incredz. Her mum is right.|
|1:16:50||It’s slightly amazing to me how much of albums is recorded in pyjamas.|
|1:21:40||Might be the first time I’ve heard TayTay swear. Yea girl!|
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to include documentaries on Film Watch. There have been just a couple in the long distant past but not for years, and there are so many good docs out there that I want to watch, this seems like the only way to get them checked off the list.
And what a way to start, with Taylor Swift’s honest and revealing behind the scenes look at a tumultuous time in her life. It’s a really eye-opening piece and touches on lots of different areas: politics, music, feminism, eating disorders, family, loneliness, relationships, the media, everything!
Love or hate Taylor, and I’m sure many people will hate this, she’s at least being honest here. And a few things were brought up during this film that totally blew my mind - that women are always reinventing themselves! The songwriting process! That men (not all men) are just the worst!
I was a fan anyway, but this has upped my respect for Taylor even more. And kicked off the documentary portion of Film Watch in style!
Rating: 5 / 5