Taylor Swift, the 30-year-old pop star’s lust for creativity made her play as a man in her latest music video.
The video for her single “The Man” brings to life Swift’s lyrics about how differently the world views men and women.
“They’d say I hustled/Put in the work/They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve,” she sings. “What I was wearing, if I was rude/Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves.”
The wonders of the makeup and CGI transformed Swift into an “alpha type” and “boss”. She sings, making her way through the world doing whatever she wants, from urinating on a wall to growing old and marrying a much younger woman. As she sings, “If I was a man, I’d be the man.”
Swift, who wrote and directed the music video is filled with plenty of “Easter eggs” and cameos, including Swift’s dad as a tennis umpire.
She shared the behind the scenes photos from the video shoot and wrote, “My dad making his acting debut as ‘unimpressed umpire’ is a memory I’ll always cherish…Thank you to the entire cast and crew for helping me become the man I always knew I could be.”
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More thank you’s… Chancler Haynes is an editing extraordinaire. Stephen Galloway and Spenser Theberge were my movement coaches and taught me how to smoke, slouch, walk and act like a toxic bro. David Lebensfeld and Grant Miller aced that VFX magic. Shout out to Rebecca Skinner for being the best executive producer a (wo)man could ask for. I can’t believe I get to work with these legends. Having a little moment over here 🥺💓