The documentary focuses on exploring the more recent years of Swift's life, though it briefly discusses major events from her past that influenced her identity.
Taylor Swift, one of the youngest and most awarded singers of her generation, is a role model to many young girls.
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"Miss Americana" relies less on concert clips and more on behind the scenes glimpses into Swift's life with her family, friends and of course her beloved cats.
The Miss Americana star never fails to experiment with her makeup.
And, even though the movie does not go in-depth about the disease, it makes us see the struggles Taylor faces.
Swift put away her polite, American sweetheart persona and exchanged it for a fearless, confident and badass identity in a world where women are often told to sit still and look pretty. This week I also wrote an article about Kobe Bryant. "It was all I wanted - it was the complete and total belief system that I subscribed to as a kid".
Miss Americana fails to offer any meaningful insight into the most allegedly "down-to-Earth popstar" on the planet.
"Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows", said Swift in the film. Fans, especially young women, are able to find pieces of themselves in this representation of Swift. While conservative viewpoints can certainly be boiled down to a few trivial things, it's unfortunate Swift appears to vote for all Democrats just because Democrat politicians embrace the couple of issues she holds dear.
It truly establishes the whole reason why she is who she is.
"Do you really care if the internet doesn't like you today if your mom's sick from her chemo?"
The beginning of the documentary showcases Swift's rise to fame. These intimate moments prove an effective way of humanising an icon: a clip in which she celebrates reaching number 60 on the Billboard charts with her first single is particularly touching.
I ended up with a greater knowledge of and sympathy for Swift, even though the goal of trying to elicit sympathy through a documentary is worth recognizing.
"The process is so dehumanizing".
For example, at one point Swift says that she opposed Marsha Blackburn's U.S. Senate run because Blackburn was against the Violence Against Women Act, which she was.
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"That is a concept I've thought about for so many years, but I just always thought..." And as a woman who has had her life sprawled all over headlines and documented through her song writing, she's a celebrity that many of us thought we knew. Yet, all of these experiences catapulted her into a space to stand up against the injustices she sees in the world. While she is not my favorite artist, she is a constant in my life. I don't think it's innovative enough to appeal to an audience beyond Swift's fanbase, but that audience is large as it is. "I want to still have a sharp pen, and a thin skin and an open heart". Miss Americana's attempts at innovation fall a bit flat, particularly the editors' artistic animation during the descriptions of the sexual assault trial. It shows the mountains and the valleys of Swift's life, the pink and the politics, the lighthearted joy and the heartbreaking hits.