New Video: Taylor Swift – ‘The Man’

Published: Thursday 27th Feb 2020 by Sam

Taylor Swift tackles sexism in the cinematic video for new single ‘The Man.’

A tongue-in-cheek visual was directed by the Pop titan and – as folk will see – features her in the lead role too.

The track was released in promotion of her new Netflix documentary ‘Miss Americana’ and, perhaps intentionally, arrives on the heels of a much publisized spat with notable industry figures over control and ownership of her music.

Watch below as privilege, injustice, and inequality are prodded at like only Taylor can…

While the song hits a bit too on-the-nose lyrically, there’s no denying the potency of the video. Both its messaging and overall execution.

In this visual age, Ms. Swift gets “it” and is excitingly starting to sew powerful semantics into her output. All the while avoiding the preachy Pop pulpit and keeping things quirky and engaging.

Great video.

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  1. Woah Vicky February 27, 2020

    Omg a great video. Loved the ending as well.

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      Yup I’m living for it 😘

  2. lucy fur February 27, 2020

    stupid and try hard

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      Lol. Hater spotted

  3. Only Facts February 27, 2020

    She actually looks good as a man

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      Yassss gurl, get ittt

  4. Missy February 27, 2020

    as a man i’m tired of all this male bashing.

    • 2bad2bme February 27, 2020

      Right! It’s like Females get away with things a man can’t and men get away with things a woman can’t. It goes both ways.

  5. He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

    “directed”
    “written”
    “owned”!!!!!!!
    “starring” -by Taylor Swift

    Congrats Queen Taylor 🎉

    • G-Mm February 27, 2020

      Director: Taylor Swift
      Producer: Taylor Swift
      Actor: Taylor Swift
      Singer: Taylor Swift
      Composer: Taylor Swift
      Writer: Taylor Swift
      WHAT???? She could literally be anything
      She is a living Legend!
      Luv you ❤️

      • Klara N February 27, 2020

        Exactly 😍

      • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

        Yassss slay queen

  6. Argenya February 27, 2020

    I love that moment when taylor said that man
    “CAN YOU BE MORE SEXIESR”
    it is exactly how men directors act to an actress

    • Klara N February 27, 2020

      😂😂😂👍🏻

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Exactly gurl, holllerrr

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      😁😁😁😁😁

  7. Clarks0o0ñ February 27, 2020

    Women are given lighter sentences than men for committing the same crimes.

    Suicide rate is higher in men than women

    Mortality rate is higher in men than women

    Work fatalities are higher in men than women.

    • only facts February 27, 2020

      Why no comment on Halsey’s album that came out 1 month ago already being certified platinum? Aww. I thought you said Camila was slaying 2020 by being the only female artist with 4 songs on the charts. Aww. Why isn’t her album platinum then? Sophomore slump. Even with Senorita the sh*t still isn’t platinum? Probably best you don’t reply since you’ll just be dragging yourself with any defense you throw out 😉

      • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

        Gurl bye

  8. Julia K February 27, 2020

    The fact that there is a “No Scooters allowed” sign next to her album names at 1:00 is just hilarious! 🛴❌

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      0:50 LMAOOOOO A NO SCOOTER SIGN!!!!!!!!!!! TAYLOR REALLY HAS A WAY OF GETTING CLEVER MESSAGES INTO A VIDEO!

      • Klara N February 27, 2020

        🤩☺️☺️

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Lol I feel ya
      Taylor rocks!

  9. Sky Fall February 27, 2020

    2:06 The way in which Taylor reflects that society applauds and flatters a man for being with his daughter, while he was a garbage all day …

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      I know right😜

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      I see it🤭

  10. Aruru February 27, 2020

    I am so proud of Taylor, she blew me away!!! This is a masterpiece!!!!!

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      👑👑👑👑👑😍😍😍

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      🥰

  11. Fiona February 27, 2020

    This song has honestly made such a huge differens in my life lately

    Taylor Swift You are the Queen!❤️

    • HavanaONana February 28, 2020

      Me too😭

  12. Keep Portland Weird February 27, 2020

    Truly a Queen👸👑
    Taylor: “I’II be just like Leo”
    THE CROWD: “IN SAINT TROPEZ”

    • Klara N February 27, 2020

      Yesssss 👑

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      St tropez🤩🤩🤩

    • HavanaONana February 29, 2020

      Queen 🥰

  13. yogagurl February 27, 2020

    “No scooter allowed”

    The shade tho😱

    • Klara N February 27, 2020

      Lol😜😂😘

  14. GurlWepa1989 February 27, 2020

    QueenTaylor and her Legendary Lane. Congrats are in order!!! She’s one of the very few that can shift large scale (historically) of albums and singles. She may not be a string vocalist but she’s a true artist who can sing, write, play and produce her own records. Give credit where it’s due and don’t be mad because your fav can’t even come close to Taylor’s level. Speak on #facts

    • Bianca February 27, 2020

      💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾I’m Rihanna fan and I applaud her on what she’s accomplished may not listen to her but I’m just one person

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Agreed. You have a point gurl

  15. I love big black c** February 27, 2020

    I wonder how men that Taylor had?? She always had the hottest guys. Sis yeast infection watch out

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Those guys are hot

  16. Chileplease February 27, 2020

    How about she tackle the white privilege she surely benefits from instead

    • Yo February 27, 2020

      She only benefits from this so called privledge cause she lives in a white domaint place.
      Wonder if she would benefit from this in india or Nigeria. I think not.

      • Chileplease February 27, 2020

        Huh? You don’t make sense. I’m not talking about “what if’s” I’m talking about reality.

      • Yo February 27, 2020

        Anyone could understand America is mostly white thus its gonna be easier if you’re white. It’s not rocket science.
        If she lives in India now? How’s her white privledge gonna help her there? Or Nigeria.. Is she topping the charts there? I bet not.

      • chilepleassee February 27, 2020

        You still don’t make sense lol. Should I have said “the white privilege she benefits from in AMERICA”? Does that make you feel better?

      • Yo February 27, 2020

        Yeh just like the black privledge in Nigeria or Asian privledge in India.
        I don’t understand why white people need to fee bad about being white in a white people domainted place.. Are black people called out for their privledge in Nigeria? Are they made to feel bad about minorities there? Naww.

      • chilepleassee February 27, 2020

        you are mentally disabled if you think black people are privileged in any part of this world (including Nigeria). Majority and privilege are not the same thing, honey. I can tell you’re uneducated in this department, so I suggest you either finish school or do some intense research on this subject before you ever speak on it again in public. You’re embarrassing yourself.

      • chilepleassee February 27, 2020

        With your idiotic argument, why aren’t you telling her “there are more men than women, so stop complaining about men being more privileged than women”?. Does that make sense? No.

        Meanwhile the entire point of this video is to complain about being in a male-dominated society.

    • Yo February 27, 2020

      Why is she privledged? Cause she’s rich? Then there’s many people from other races that are also rich.
      You said talk about her white privledge?
      I think if a white person and a black person went to Nigeria, the black person would be treated different. That’s black privledge.

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Bye Felicia

  17. Achoooo! February 27, 2020

    Good for her! I guess playing the victim a millionth time work. The standards in the music industry is at a all time low. Stiff non rhythmic pitchy slanky mediocrity is what’s popular for now.

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      You are just hateful and jealous bish

  18. Fat Fish February 27, 2020

    But I thought moving away from country was going to end her career? Slay Taylor (even though Wildest Dreams is the biggest Lana ripoff ever recorded that is not by Borde).

    • Klara N February 27, 2020

      She became more famous actually and keep reaching new heights 😁

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      How far is your fish? Lol

  19. D February 27, 2020

    Lily Allen’s ‘Hard Out Here’ >>

  20. Cüümila Cebolla February 27, 2020

    Talentless nazi supporting flop

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      You just described Normani. Yes she definitely is. Bye Felicia!

  21. Normani February 27, 2020

    A privilege white woman complaining about not having the same privilege as a white man. Ground breaking. So glad this girl is on her way out.

    • only facts February 27, 2020

      I don’t support Taylor, but she’s got another 5-6 years at least of chart slaying. I wouldn’t doubt this video makes the song go to #1.

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Jealous haters are losing it,😜🙊🙉

  22. HavanaONana February 27, 2020

    Wow he’s a good looking babe/daddy here
    Taylor you’re hot either as man or woman 😉

    • Klara N February 27, 2020

      Yes he is😍

  23. Klara N February 27, 2020

    I was like “wow he’s hot” and then I saw that it was Taylor and I was like “I’m questioning my sexuality” anyway fantastic job ygg!

  24. aditi February 27, 2020

    Hail to the
    TGJ Artist of the Decade: Taylor Swift

    I just spotted Loren Gray, Taylor’s dad and umm… Taylor as a man? I’m living for this😍😍

  25. ?????? February 27, 2020

    Hail to the Queen of current Music
    Bow down bushes
    Taylor is the number #1 diva for a decadel lol

    The flop roach will never relate

    Adele and Taylor slaying her ass and snatching her wigs

    • ?????? February 27, 2020

      *bow down bitchhhessz

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Say it gurl!

  26. BeyhiveUnlimited February 27, 2020

    Beyoncé didn’t invent trailer parks lmfao

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Lol, and you think Beyoncé did?

  27. Señorita February 27, 2020

    Congrats to the Artist of the Decade!!!

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Congrats Taylor Swift 👏

  28. Lizzo & KFC February 27, 2020

    We will never find another like her💪
    #TaylorSwiftForever ❤️

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Exactly gurl. Taylor makes me fell “Good As Hell”
      And KFC is life, original chicken there has good juice. Lol

  29. BTS February 27, 2020

    “The Man” looks like a combination of Tom Cruise + Adam Scott

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      For me it’s like a mix of Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Evans.

      • BTS February 27, 2020

        So she’s basically Tom Cruise on that Oprah interview.

      • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

        LMFAO 😂

      • BTS February 27, 2020

        Let’s be honest, Tyler Swift is hot. He is the man!!

      • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

        Yassssszzzz😁😁😁😊😊😊😘

  30. BTS February 27, 2020

    Let’s be honest, Tyler Swift is hot. He is the man!!

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Sure do

  31. sashmita February 27, 2020

    0:56 THE NO SCOOTER SIGN!!!!!
    OMG TAYLOR!!! STAN THE QUEEN GUYS!!!!😭😭😭😭

    Also 0:27 thats such a TAYLOR move 🤣🤣🤣

    Never gonna miss the MR AMERICANA TYLER SWIFT PART!!!👏👏👏

    AND DADDY SWIFT WE LOVE YOU💪🤣😂❤️

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Yes my hot white daddy

  32. Miki February 27, 2020

    The old Taylor can’t come to the phone rn
    Why
    Oh,cause she is THE MAN

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      Hahahaha

  33. Arc February 27, 2020

    Well this was certainly different from what i had in mind when i heard the audio for the song…she went quite literally there lmao

    • He Took Me Back to East Atlanta Nanana February 27, 2020

      The question is: Was Taylor that old man too?

      • Arc February 27, 2020

        I guess so lol

  34. puppy February 27, 2020

    4:10 the side by side is crazy the makeup was so great.

  35. TLC February 27, 2020

    Taylor swift looks hotter dressed up as a guy than most guys I know 😭

  36. Dpknow February 27, 2020

    The relevancy of this song hits a whole new level after the most disgusting and selfish act done on our beautiful Taylor by men~ Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun~in power. IStandWithTaylor <3

  37. lxo February 27, 2020

    Taylor Swift will be criticized for everything she does. The haters will always have negative things to say. That right there proves how special she is. She is a living legend.

  38. Fancy BISH February 27, 2020

    Another day, another slay for Tay Tay! 🤳🏽💯

  39. blast music February 27, 2020

    Love Taylor ❤❤

  40. Red Velvet February 27, 2020

    She’s makes great points in her music.

  41. PinotNoir February 28, 2020

    Fun vid. Lost battle.

    Penis envy is lethal to women who STILL wanna be cherished after coming home from the office by an alpha mate (good luck). Why compete when your power lies in manipulating your gender’s “foe” to your whims?

    Men are polygamous by design bcuz their jizz reservoirs were meant to fill up and spill out to ensure humanity surviving recurrent earthly disasters.

    So what if testosterone makes him wanna win in public? A smart woman profits from wins he brings her home – a safe place she can lazily raise kids in.

    A woman boss WILL get male respect reserved usually for their mothers, but ain’t no capable alpha male marrying her tux-and-tie aşş. Then, such woman has the naivete to lament attracting only beta leeches. Duh … heterosexual relations operate under energy polarity. You show up in your masculine, he gives you his feminine, and vice versa.

    In the game of “Who’s The Dude”, women will always lose. For, if stripped of laws that jail men on the mere ground of an abuse accusation, women are physically weaker. And THAT’S what endears ’em to men!

    Taylor CAN act bossed up cuz she has a fledgling young actor for a live-in lover/ dependent/ kept boy for a boyfriend. She’s the breadwinner. Her past relationships failed bcuz the guys were as (if not more) successful than she, which made her attempt to emasculate em backfire into breakups.

    Ariana, Madonna, Charlize and other accomplished ballbusters can relate to the song. But all its message is doing to the average girl with minimum wage is lead her astray buying into a lost war while fattening Ms. Swift’s wallet and her Im-singlehandedly-changing-societal-mindsets-here ego.

    Essay over.

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