Swift transforms into the most manly of men for her new self-directed video.
Throughout her many years spent in the public eye, Taylor Swift has faced unimaginable scrutiny over both her professional and personal lives.
But the 30-year-old pop star is still chugging along, having released her seventh studio album, Lover, last year to generally favorable reviews. On one of the record's highlights, "The Man," Swift ponders how she might be perceived and spoken about if she were a man. To help bring that vision to life, she was made over into Tyler Swift—yes, that's really her in prosthetics—to play a macho, manspreading dude in the new music video for "The Man," which she directed herself.
Swift is a known fan of subtle references in her material, and "The Man" comes full with a basket of Easter eggs. Here are just a few that we caught—knowing her, there are likely many more hidden in there.
13th Street Station
New Yorkers might know that there isn't a 13th Street subway station in the five boroughs, but the fictional stop here pays homage to Swift's lucky number. There are quite a few Easter eggs hidden on the wall, too: There's a sign that prohibits scooters, a major dig at Swift's ex-manager, Scooter Braun. Last year, Braun bought Swift's former label, Big Machine, meaning he owned the master recordings of all her albums predating Lover. The titles of all those records are graffitied on the tile wall, surrounding another notice sign that reads "Missing: If Found Return to Taylor Swift." Clever.
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