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“Raw” Taylor Swift doc Miss Americana to be released in 2020

The “raw and revealing” film will focus on a recent period in Swift’s career.

December 04, 2019
“Raw” Taylor Swift doc <i>Miss Americana</i> to be released in 2020 Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

A new documentary centred on Taylor Swift is set to premiere at next year’s Sundance film festival. The film, premiering on the festival’s opening night, is titled Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, and is described by Entertainment Weekly as a “raw and emotionally revealing look” at Swift’s career. Directed by Lana Wilson and produced by Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers and Christine O’Malley, the film is set “during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”

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Taylor Swift’s reputation follow-up Lover arrived this past August, featuring the singles “Lover” and “ME!” Last month, she took to the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards to accept an Artist of the Decade award and perform a career-spanning medley featuring Halsey and Camila Cabello. The performance took place in spite of Swift’s assertion that Scooter Braun, owner of her back catalogue and Justin Bieber’s manager, and Scott Borchetta, head of her former label Big Machine, were attempting to block her from performing her old songs.

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“Raw” Taylor Swift doc Miss Americana to be released in 2020