Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary -- Taylor Swift: Miss Americana -- is set to be released January 31st, and thanks to a new interview with Vanity Fair, we now know that one of its storylines is centered around Tennessee's last midterm election.
In case you need a refresher, Taylor shocked ~*eVeRyOnE*~ when she finally spoke out about her political views, endorsing Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen over Marsha Blackburn for Senate.
According to VF, one scene in the documentary shows Taylor arguing with her team and her father about publishing the [above] Instagram post.
“For 12 years, we’ve not got involved in politics or religion,” an unnamed associate says to Swift, suggesting that going down the road of standing against a president as well as Republican gubernatorial and Senate candidates could have the effect of halving her audience on tour. Her father chimes in: “I’ve read the entire [statement] and … right now, I’m terrified. I’m the guy that went out and bought armored cars.”
“I can’t see another commercial [with] her disguising these policies behind the words ‘Tennessee Christian values.’ I live in Tennessee. I am Christian. That’s not what we stand for," Taylor reportedly said in response.
Pushing back tears, she laments not having come out against Trump two years earlier, “but I can’t change that. … I need to be on the right side of history. … Dad, I need you to forgive me for doing it, because I’m doing it.”
While Phil Bredesen ultimately lost the election, there was a sizable spike in voter registration that was widely attributed to Taylor's call to action.
Since then, the prolific Grammy award-winning songwriter has continued to be politically outspoken, urging her fans to sign her petition calling on congress to pass the Equality Act and even vowing to do everything she can to end Donald Trump's 'autocracy.'
....And she's not backing down. Miss Americana will also feature a brand new politically-themed song [penned by Swift, obviously] called "Only The Young," which by all indications could become something of an anthem for the 2020 election season.