Opening scene of the "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" drags the viewers into the films instantly for its rhythmic music perfectly synched with the cuts and transitions in between frames on screen. The biographical documentary which premiered at "2020 Sundance Film Festival," takes an intimate peep into the life of American pop -star who is one of the top selling artiste of our time.
The documentary includes interviews, archive footage, home and cellphone videos and concert recordings that covers a number of events in Swift's life and career.
The film was mostly shot while Swift finished recording "Reputation" album, followed by tours. However, recording sessions of her next album, "Lover" was also included in the film.
The fans get to watch how the pop-star dealt with the devastating events of her life such as her mother's cancer diagnosis.
Swift's battle with eating disorder, body dysmorphia, sexual assault, and being open about her political views were also highlighted in the documentary.
In the film, the viewers can find emotional and vulnerable Swift who is sick of being fake and always pretend to be happy.
The documentary will take Swift's fans on a journey with her while she tries to discover her self-worth and confidence.
Rare footage of Taylor Swift spending time with her friend and parents and boy-friend shows how much she has grown from a teen age girl to a woman who wants to speak her mind.
In some scenes we get to see a woman in Swift, who seeks love and shelter in the cozy corner of her home, just like any other normal person, in spite of being an award winning musician.
The films portrays how the entertainment business and industry destroyed Swift's reputation and innocence. Although, sometimes the documentary felt a little staged, yet, it doesn't fail to bring the raw emotions of Swift and her insecurities.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud is one of the important elements of the film. However, Swift comes back strong after disappearing from the music scene for a year. All of her ups and downs are depicted in the documentary with authenticity.
Directed by Lana Wilson, the documentary maintained the same tone and glamour throughout the film. Alex Somers composed the music of this film while Emily Topper was the director of photography.
Exclusive scenes of which include whether a make-up less Swift or emotional Swift, give an impression of genuine Taylor Swift who is more than just a musician. Swift's monologues towards the end of the film tell us some bitter truth how it feels to be women in this patriarchy the music industry.
If you are a Taylor Swift fan then the documentary is a must watch for you to witness the journey of Swift to find her own voice, not only in the music industry but also into the world.
Her influence only has grown strong when she stopped being the so called "good girl."
As the pop icon is very popular among the young girls, she set an example of being your own strong woman through this biographical documentary.