24th January 2020

Sundance Film Festival 2020 has kicked off with one of the biggest stars in music Taylor Swift. Miss Americana tells the ‘real story’ of the rise, fall and eventually happy place this Pop Queen is in!

Director Lana Wilson ( After Tiller, The Departure)  get’s up close and very personal with Taylor in the studio, on tour and at home with her family. She recently celebrated her 30th birthday and seems to be in place of liberation and acceptance of her flaws. Taylor has been vulnerable and open with her life away from just the music in this film. You will get a sense of who she really is, with Lana breaking down the perceptions and persona Taylor has created to do what she does.

In the Netflix film she talks openly about her eating disorder and need to be skinny, while seeking approval from those around her and the world.

“I don’t think you know you’re doing that when you’re doing it gradually. There’s always some standard of beauty that you’re not meeting. Because if you’re thin enough, then you don’t have that ass that everybody wants, but if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, then your stomach isn’t flat enough. It’s all just fucking impossible.

“Because it’s better to think you look fat than to look sick, I tend to get triggered by something, whether it’s a picture of me where I feel like my tummy looked too big, or someone said that I looked pregnant or something. And that will trigger me to just starve a little bit, just stop eating

Talking to Variety, Taylor says  “My relationship with food was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life. If I was given a pat on the head, I registered that as good. If I was given a punishment, I registered that as bad.

“I looked at that as a pat on the head. You register that enough times, and you just start to accommodate everything towards praise and punishment, including your own body.”

Check out the ladies at the premiere at Sundance in Utah after it’s screening and you can watch ‘Miss Americana’ on Netflix Jan 31st 2020!

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