Why Taylor Swift's Bad Blood Video is the Best Thing Ever
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Taylor Swift premiered her new video for 'Bad Blood' at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last night, where she picked up a monumental eight awards including Best Album for 1989. Today the internet has been awash with everyone buzz and hyperbole about the greatness of this video, and here is why it is the best thing ever. The video is produced by Tay Swiz herself and directed by Joseph Kahn, who was also behind her video for 'Blank Space.' The version of 'Bad Blood' that has now been released is decidely different from her previous album version, featuring a collaboration on two verses with To Pimp A Butterfly's Kendrick Lemar and a heightened electronic presence. Stylistically, 'Bad Blood' goes down the neo-noir route, with definitive shades of 2005's Sin City. Taylor Swift stars as her alter ego action hero, Catastrophe, who is betrayed - and pushed out of a window - by Arsyn (played by Selena Gomez). Catastrophe finds solice in a training camp with Girls frontwoman Lena Dunham at its head, and Kendrick Lemar stars alongside her as Welvan Da Great. In the training camp Catastrophe is trained up by a star-studded team of badass women; including Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba and Cindy Crawford. It is essentially a four minute long all-female superhero film, something that maybe Marvel could learn a few things from.
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