Miss Americana Official Trailer: The Netflix Originals has released the Miss Americana Official Trailer for the highly anticipated Taylor Swift documentary. The Miss Americana Movie premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday and is already generating buzz for delving deep behind the façade of the iconic pop/country music star.
Directed by Lana Wilson (After Tiller), the film chronicles the turning point in Swift’s career when she shifted from the apolitical “please and thank you” pop star into an outright activist. Cameras were rolling as Swift made her decision to make a political statement publicly for the first time, and also as she faced backlash for her decision.
What’s most fascinating here is how Swift is open and honest about the image that was crafted for her—and which she wholly embraced. She appears to be attempting to atone for staying silent for so long, and I’m excited to hopefully get a candid and insightful look at how the fame machine literally creates artists as vanilla, non-controversial beings—and how one of the most popular artists in history put it all on the line to say what she believes. The Miss Americana film will be released in select theaters and on Netflix on January 31st.