Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood With A Bad-Ass

25 May

I don’t know when it came out but I just saw the video for Bad Blood by Taylor Swift, featuring Kendrick Lamar.

And the person that she’s got bad blood with…

IS A WOMAN!

Yes Bechdel! Yes, not all Swift’s songs have to be about a boy!

The video does look a lot like Sucker Punch with it’s lineup of oversexed, underdressed heroine’s in bralettes and stilettos.

But let’s momentarily overlook that to notice all the butt-kicking women in it.

Lily Aldridge, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Serayah, Jessica Alba, Martha Hunt, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, Selena Gomez.

That’s a pretty impressive list.

In my head each of the women was approached and asked what kind of hero, what kind of look and power they’d like to have.

Who knows if that actually happened of course, but a feminist can dream, can’t she?

It isn’t perfect but it was a great surprise considering I was expecting to see Swift in a field crying in a white dress with occasional flashbacks to kissing a tall white boy with great hair. And who needs that really?

One Response to “Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood With A Bad-Ass”

  1. Harlequin May 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    No need to dream: they actually did all pick their own alter egos. I’m having trouble finding the original citation now (since that news came out a couple of weeks ago on celeb gossip sites–I have a friend who really likes Taylor Swift and kept me updated), but you can see it taken for granted in articles like this one about Hayley Williams’s awesome reason for her alter ego name: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6568917/hayley-williams-reveals-inspiration-behind-bad-blood-character-name

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