Taylor Swift Netflix documentary praised for being ‘genuine’ and ‘inspiring’01/24/2020
In case you didn't know, a new documentary about superstar Taylor Swift is coming to Netflix very soon.
The film, directed by Lana Wilson and called Miss Americana, will be available to stream and view in selected cinemas from January 31, but was premiered to audiences at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Utah last night.
Following the screening, which Swift herself attended, the first reviews began pouring in on social media and so far they've been incredibly positive, with some branding it "genuine" and "inspiring".
Here's a look at what people on Twitter have had to say about the documentary.
Entertainment Weekly writer, Leah Greenblatt, said: "Maybe not the most expected start to #Sundance2020, but the Taylor Swift doc, #MissAmericana is smart and funny and intimate and feels like the kind of insight you actually want into a superstar."
Film writer, Anna Menta tweeted:"Taylor Swift fans will love #MissAmericana of course, but I also think this film is going to sway some haters. Wilson told a story of a woman finding her political voice; it's genuine and inspiring."
Variety Magazine's Ramin Setoodeh wrote: "Miss Americana is an illuminating, empowering portrait of Taylor Swift at a turning point in her career, a meditation on the loneliness of fame, and a study on why women – even very famous women – aren't treated the same as men."
Ed Travis, the Editor-in-chief of Cinapse News agreed with the hype, saying: "I'm probably a decent test case for this film as I'm largely unaware of Taylor Swift's work beyond the hits.
"She's really charming and authentic here, though. Her talent shines through but also her strength as a human being."
Similarly, film critic Chris Evangelista described Miss Americana as "a dynamite crowd pleaser".
He added: "A sweet, surprisingly funny portrait of Taylor Swift growing up and getting political."
Others were less serious in their reviews, joking about a "surprisingly touching" moment in the film involving a burrito and discovering that Taylor Swift drinks white wine with ice.
Miss Americana follows the last few years of Taylor Swift's life and career.
In the film, she opens up about her decision in 2018 to start talking about politics- something she'd not previously done before.
In one scene, the 30-year-old can be heard powerfully telling her family and team that she has to start airing her views, as she wants to be "on the right side of history".
As well as this, the Lover singer also reveals that she used to struggle with an eating disorder and described beauty standards as "impossible".
She said: "If you're thin enough, then you don't have that a** that everybody wants, but if you have enough weight on you to have an a**, then your stomach isn't flat enough.
"It's all just impossible."
The documentary will also look back at the star's time on her record-breaking Reputation Stadium tour, her process of creating songs as well as her mum's cancer battle.
Miss Americana will be available to stream on Netflix from January 31.
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