Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Blank Space,” from her 1989 album, begins as you would expect: T-Swift is eating breakfast in a bougie bed, cradling a kitten, surrounded by white horses. You know, as one does.
But her life of whimsy with a beautiful beau—riding bicycles in the living room, picnicking on those Sweethearts candies and pretending they don’t taste like chalk—takes a turn for the psychotic when Swift reveals that “darling, I’m a nightmare dressed as a daydream.”
(Yes that is a deer hanging out in the background).
Swift immediately turns into an incredible stereotype of an unhinged, knife-wielding girlfriend in a perfect, ironic parody of what many must assume is a Taylor Swift-ian lifestyle of decadence, glamour, and a little bit of crazy.
Swift is shown remorselessly throwing her love interest’s iPhone in a fountain:
Pulling a Mean Girls on his dress shirts:
Taking golf clubs to his car:
And hatchets to the portrait she painted of him:
Don’t get on T-Swift’s bad side.
The video originally appeared on Vimeo Monday morning and was quickly removed. The Huffington Post speculated that “Yahoo released Taylor Swift’s music video for ‘Blank Space’ earlier than planned.”
Swift tweeted the leaked video hours later, and it was put back on Vimeo.