Swift also calls out DiCaprio and his lifestyle in the video. Only one man appears in the credits: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who lends his voice to Swift's male alter ego. In November, Swift claimed Braun and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta had prevented her from performing a medley of her old hits at the American Music Awards. But could you try to be sexier – maybe more likable – this time?”. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Taylor Swift’s latest venture into performative feminism is her song The Man, in which she imagines what life would be like if she were an incredibly wealthy white man, instead of an incredibly wealthy white woman. ", Taylor Swift's music video for "The Man" calls out practically every type of sexist double standard that you can think of. There's a sign that says, "Missing: If Found Return to Taylor Swift," and another sign banning scooters. In the video, her male alter ego runs down a white arched hallway and high-fives 19 disembodied, colorful hands. Doing so involved "months of prep, meetings, location scouting, set design, mood boards" and "deciding every detail down to the wardrobe each actress/actor wore," Swift told fans in a YouTube Q&A (via E!


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Which could be a snub, seeing as Swift dated Gyllenhaal back in 2010 and several of her songs are rumored to be about him (something Gyllenhaal hates being asked about). Three stabbed to death in France 'terror attack'. Concerning sexism, she points out the hypocrisy whereas it is considered okay and to some degree even … Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. News).

Swift's male alter ego yells at coworkers, throws a tantrum on a tennis court, and hangs out with scantily clad models and strippers. One scene shows a subway wall covered with the graffitied titles of Taylor Swift's previous albums, including Speak Now, Red, Reputation, Fearless, and 1989. Read about our approach to external linking. The musician looks like Jake Gyllenhaal and acts like Leonardo DiCaprio in the video for The Man, Thu 27 Feb 2020 18.56 GMT Taylor Swift v Scooter Braun: Is it personal or strictly business?

She also seems to be referencing Jordan Belfort, DiCaprio’s character in the movie Wolf of Wall Street, throughout the video – probably because Belfort’s character is the ultimate example of toxic masculinity.
The singer does such a great job of portraying the privileged character that it’s unbelievably hard to … several of her songs are rumored to be about him. Swift then praises the ballgirl (played by the TikTok celebrity Loren Gray) for just sitting there – a reminder that men often get praised by other men at work for doing sweet FA, while women are told off for not wearing the right clothes. Lastly, Swift references her infamous feud with West.