Taylor Swift is a musical genius who has released multiple chart-topping hits this decade. Her abilities are not confined to singing and writing; she is also a great performer. Taylor recently envisioned her spoiled children fighting at her funeral, among other nightmares, in her new ‘Anti-Hero’ video.
In the wild new music video for her Midnights track “Anti-Hero,” Taylor Swift skips forward to her funeral to witness her spoiled children quarrel over her estate. The interstitial skit is only one aspect of an endearingly goofy clip that allowed Swift to let her “nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts play out in real time,” as she stated on Twitter. Swift wrote and directed the song video as well.
The Anti-Hero video is HERE, which I wrote and directed. Watch my nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts play out in real time.
Swift’s “Anti-Hero” video begins with her in a horror movie-style situation, up late at night, haunted by two ghosts who appear to be friendly. She then meets her own worst enemy, another version of herself who forces her to do horrible things, such as take a lot of shots. Later, she evolves into a giant that can’t help but take up all of the available space in a room.
The video then cuts to a funeral scene, in which John Early, Mike Birbiglia, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis play Swift’s truly awful children, who discover their mother has left them only 13 cents and decided to transform the big beach house into a cat sanctuary. Swift smashes open the coffin to witness the chaos as their bickering develops into a brawl. “Anti-Hero” is the first official video Swift has shared from Midnights, which arrived today, Oct. 21.
Many more will be released in the coming days and weeks, with Swift teasing a full slate of visuals only hours before the album’s release. Laura Dern, Jack Antonoff, Laith Ashley, the three Haim sisters, Pat McGrath, and Dita Von Teese will all appear in the videos. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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