Taylor Swift gets a stunning transformation
Taylor Swift is unrecognizable her new music video for the hit single "The Man".
The country pop star gets a prosthetic transformation to literally become the man featured in her video.
The scenes follow this brunette and bearded man acting poorly, from peeing on walls to manspreading on the subway.
One final scene shows the man losing his temper on a tennis court, when Swift yells, "Cut," and is sitting in the director's chair.
“Hey just checking, was that last take more what you had in mind?” the man — with the voice of Dwyane Johnson — says.
“Pretty good, could you try to be sexier, maybe more likable this time?” she replies.
Taylor Swift is opening up in her feminism
Swift first announced the music video release by posting an image featuring 19 colourful hands in a stark white hallway to Twitter.
There are 19 hands in the hallway— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 25, 2020
... but only 2 days until The Man Music Video pic.twitter.com/pePLcEwxtQ
Fans were quick to theorize what it could mean, with some ideas including the 19th amendment. On Feb. 27, 1922 — the same day as the video’s release — voting rights for women were upheld by the Supreme Court.
Others theorized that using a stark white hallway as the backdrop for the image could have been a move to subtly shade Kayne West, whose mansion has a strikingly similar hallway.
k*nye's house................. hm.......... pic.twitter.com/n3sVY5RC69— ♀️ (@rippedpromdress) February 25, 2020
Taylor Swift opened up to Billboard about the concept behind her work, saying, “It was a song that I wrote from my personal experience, but also from a general experience that I’ve heard from women in all parts of our industry."
“I think that, the more we can talk about it in a song like that, the better off we’ll be in a place to call it out when it’s happening,” she continued.
“So many of these things are ingrained in even women, these perceptions, and it’s really about re-training your own brain to be less critical of women when we are not criticizing men for the same things," she added.
Last month Swift has also opened up in her documentary Miss Americana more about the pressures in the music industry, specifically those surrounding being a woman.