Taylor Swift’s new music video is about female friends rather than boys: shocking?!

Taylor Swift debuted her latest music video on Good Morning America yesterday. The single is “22” off of her wildly successful album Red. Red has already given Tay-Tay massive hits with “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” and I’m sure this one will be a big hit for her too. Surprisingly, the vibe of the song and the music video are different – this isn’t about meeting a guy, falling in love and being dumped. This one is about having girlfriends and being kind of a mess. I spied Jessica Szohr as one of her girlfriends, which is shocking. Swifty is friends with brunettes?!?!

Eh. It’s cute. It reminded me of college, only I didn’t go to college in Malibu. So replace the beach with a civil war battlefield (no joke) and take away the hot pants (seriously, what’s with all of the short shorts?), and that was a lot like me. So I imagine younger girls will like this video. It’s girly and cute and it’s not so boy-obsessed.

Speaking of boys and being a bunny-boiling obsessive, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are still dealing with some fallout from their breakup. Some say that the green beanie that Swifty wore in the music video was some kind of ode to Harry. Some say that she’s going to write an epic song about him. But what does Harry say? Not much. He wants to forget he ever dealt with her:

Taylor Swift may be obsessed with ex-boyfriend Harry Styles — she frequently mocks him during televised performances, and even dressed like him in her new music video — but the One Direction frontman couldn’t feel any more different. In fact, a source tells HollywoodLife.com that “Harry is beyond over Taylor” and wants nothing to do with her.

“He doesn’t talk about her, he doesn’t talk to her and he doesn’t want to be with her ever again,” our source insists. “He has moved on!”

So the real question is: If Harry is ready to walk away and never look back, why is Taylor still so obsessed with him? Ever since their highly-publicized split, Taylor has taken every opportunity to publicly mock Harry. During her performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the 2013 Grammys, Taylor altered the spoken-word portion of her song, using a British accent just like Harry’s! Considering she’d never done that before, certainly not in the original recorded version of the song, it was a clear message to her English ex.

And the hits just keep on coming: Taylor’s new music video for “22,” she sports a — an ensemble oddly reminiscent of Harry!

Considering she literally sings about how she likes to mock the guys she’s dated — ”it feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters and make fun of our exes” — there’s no possible way you could say she’s not trying to look like Harry in the video.

[From Hollywood Life]

I have to admit, the way Harry has dealt with the Swifty breakup has made me like him more. He didn’t try to explain it. He didn’t try to appeal to his female fans by telling his side of things. He only spoke about her when asked, and he only said vaguely positive things. His whole vibe is “God, she was psycho. Let’s just forget that ever happened.” Which is probably the best way to deal with it.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Cinnamon says:

    I like it. 22 was an awesome age. Last year of college, crazy times, and I got married. I miss being that young some time. I dont get the Taylor Swift hate I like her.

  2. Elceibeno says:

    Okay so are ready to like Taylor again?

  3. marie says:

    the way he responded is the reason why she will have to write a song about him. I’m not sure she’s down with being ignored.

  4. kibbles says:

    She has been lucky that none of her exes have said a bad word about her to the press. I’ve always suspected that she has them sign a contract forbidding them to kiss and tell to protect her virginal image. Or either these guys don’t think she’s important enough to start a huge media firestorm where they would need to battle her loyal fans and deal with her writing a really awful song about them. I also get the vibe from most of these guys that they think she is psycho and want to just move on as quietly and quickly as possible. In addition, I’m not surprised to have read in the previous post on Taylor that her magazine covers undersold last year. The public is tiring of her and the press is picking up on the backlash.

  5. Jane says:

    Message to all young guys out there. Stay the h*** away from Taylor. She needs to be single for the rest of her life. She is so self-absorbed that no man is capable of making her happy.

  6. Ema says:

    I get such a Leann Rimes vibe from her. Maybe it’s the similar eyes, but there seems to be the same breed of crazy there somewhere.

    I agree on the Harry point. He’s been classy and casual, whereas Taylor of course has to get a subtle stab in with the style-mocking in the video.

    Petty, Swifty.

  7. Emma says:

    She is a talented girl but to avoid all the drama and bad rep that comes with her writing songs about exes she should limit herself to like 3 per album… make the rest about other things! Friends, having fun, whatever. Even falling in love but not the aftermath hahaha

    • m says:

      A majority of her songs arent about guys, just the singles. I think her producers are to blame, they know what sells the best so they force this love struck pop thing on her even though her best songs are country.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Agree. She also has songs about her family, the success with her band, meeting new people, iconic influences she has had …She actually has a whole range of themes in her music, but because of the singles and subsequent videos and live performances, she has been pigeonholed as a crazy ex boyfriend stalking psycho which is a bit harsh.

  8. someone says:

    except for the fact that i noticed (and honestly, maybe i understood the lyrics wrong, so please some correct me), she says in the beginning of her song, “We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same time
    It’s miserable and magical, oh, yeah
    Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines
    It’s time”

    Am i reading into this too much? like as a single girl i’m not just constantly getting together with my gfs dressing up as a hipster and crying/laughing/plotting murder/painting sunshine and lollipops because i’m SINGLE therefore there’s this deadline i have to meet and i’m unstable and desperate for a boyfriend(btw i’m also 22). i think even despite the fact that she wrote a girl power song, it’s less girl power, more…me and my crazy psycho friends who can’t be alone but we’re trying to convince ourselves that we can tonight because we’re cutesy and fun!!~~~~1111
    i know swifty isn’t like the ideal person to look to for feminism ideals, but i feel like THIS is the type of “girl behavior” i see all the time in the media. and i used to think people who listen to the media are dumb and that it’s not a reliable source, but time after time so many guys make comments like “oh you’re a girl, you know about color schemes” “oh, you’re a girl, you guys looove to just be emotional”,etc. mind you, i don’t really associate too much with these people, but after a while it’s just so grating.

    PLEASE someone tell me i’m just being a judgy bitch because i have an exam in 3 hours

  9. poppy says:

    her bolt-ons are pretty obvious in recent pictures (tank top).
    she’s still stupid, still can’t sing live -guess money can’t buy you everything but it can buy you boobs and houses next to boyfriends via your management company.

  10. L says:

    Methinks someone’s PR team finally got the backlash message. If she’d done yet another video/song about the boy who did her wrong, the backlash against her fakeness would get even worse.

    I don’t buy for a minute this was always the next planned single.

  11. Chrissie says:

    I don’t know…I feel like this video is trying to hard to make it seem like Taylor is cool. She’s like that girl who always talks about how many friends she has and just comes across very desperate and lame. Just my opinion!

  12. Lucinda says:

    Damn, I dislike this girl but I like this song. She writes catchy lyrics and her voice sounds decent in this song (for a change). If she wrote more music like this and less boy-friend bashing stuff, I could get behind her.

    • Layale says:

      I used to be a fan until she just kept-on with the guy bashing songs. I would also get behind her again if she stopped it. So, Taylor, if you’re reading, take our advice and stop with the songs about your exes and stop dating for a while. Please!

  13. cbreader says:

    Taylor sure loves Urban Outfitters these days…

  14. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Well I think it’s cute, fun, and it makes me feel light and happy, like I want to dance around in the mirror getting dressed…I mean, can the girl just write one catchy song that people can be positive about? It’s not some earth-shattering amazing hit, but it’s simple and fun.

  15. Sweet Dee says:

    Aww glitterponies, Harry. You dodged a tall, skinny, bolted-on bullet.

  16. Trudy says:

    Publicists deserve all the money they get because I cant believe so many people actually believe these two were in a real heterosexual relationship. ugh

  17. FeministFrannie says:

    I think Taylor should be a lesbian. Men are bad news. All of them are. Women are great. She even mentioned in an interview that she was more starstruck meeting Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry than when she met Johnny Depp. She’s said to have a really REALLY big girl crush on both Halle and Jennifer. So, go for it, girl! Play for your own team!

    • garvels says:

      Wow…I didn’t realize that Taylor Swift had crushes on Jennifer Aniston and crazy Halle Berry. That is really telling. Out of all of the stars she picks these two women.

      Jennifer Aniston has built her career around being the victim for 7 plus years after Angelina stole her man.

      Then there is Halle Berry another person who always tries to portray herself as the victim…..

      Ever since the Kanye episode,Taylor has always portrayed herself as the victim in her relationships,and has profited quite nicely in doing so……although people now are no longer buying her story line.

  18. Jane says:

    You know..with all the c*** that she is pulling these dyas, I kinda wish Kanye would have done his rant on her now just to get her to STFU!

  19. Kosmos says:

    Okay, I get the good, and the bad about Taylor…at least she’s a somewhat nice role model for young women. She’s professional and she’s not overtly sexual or skanky, so I give her LOTS of kudos for that. About the boyfriend thing, she certainly seems to have issues with this because they are all extremely short-lived affairs. About her songs recently, uggg. The ’22 song’ is, well, maybe it will appeal to 22-year olds, but overall, she is becoming too pop with no real strong vocals to speak of, just a lot of yammering.