Taylor Swift’s music video for “The Man” dropped on Feb. 27. In the video, Swift appears as Tyler Swift thanks to the help of prosthetic makeup, a wig, and a beard. The music video also marked Swift’s directorial debut.
Taylor Swift posted a behind-the-scenes video to cheer people up
On March 20, Swift shared a behind-the-scenes video from filming “The Man” music video. The singer-songwriter shared the video to help brighten people’s moods while social distancing at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
“While we’re looking for things to do at home, I thought it’d be fun to share behind the scenes of my dad’s acting debut,” Swift wrote on Twitter.
In the music video, Swift’s father Scott Swift appears as an umpire during a tennis match. At one point, Tyler Swift gets upset over a call the umpire makes and throws a tantrum. This scene was meant to demonstrate what men are able to get away with compared to women, and referenced the double standards tennis player Serena Williams faced against an umpire.
The new clip from ‘The Man’ talks about Taylor Swift’s dad
In the new clip, Swift discusses her father’s acting debut, and shows a few behind-the-scenes shots of the tennis scene.
“So we have a very special performance in this video and that is my dad playing the umpire of the tennis match where I have a royal meltdown because the umpire calls my shot out,” Swift said. “And basically I started pelting my dad with tennis balls which was, I think exhilarating for both of us. I think it was a real bonding experience.”
In between Swift speaking, shots of Swift throwing tennis balls at her father played.
“He’s pretty proud of himself,” Swift said. “I’ve never been prouder of his acting skills. Which, who knew, who knew that he had a passion for it. I didn’t know. He’s going to start auditioning now.”
At the end of the video, a message that read “No men were harmed in the making of this video (Except for my dad)” appeared onscreen.
Fans loved the clip
As per usual, Swift’s music video for “The Man” was a huge hit as it called out the double standards against women. Based on social media comments, Swifties also loved the behind-the-scenes clips shared about the music video’s release.
“EXCEPT FOR MY DAD OMG ICONIC @taylornation13,” wrote a Twitter user.
“Featuring: KING SWIFT AND PRINC(ESS) SWIFT,” one fan tweeted.
“the way his debut was you flipping him off and aggressively throwing things at him we stan supportive dads,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
Swift posted the video of her dad’s acting debut just before the full video of the infamous call between her and Kanye West was leaked. To Swift’s fans, the full call definitively proved that Swift was telling the truth all along, and fans connected the ordeal back to “The Man” music video.
“Omg your mind now look at the kanye’s disaster #KanyeWestIsOverParty,” a fan tweeted.
Another fan tweeted, “to celebrate the #KanyeWestIsOverParty stream the man music video which is a wonderful portrayal of how easy it is for men to find success and acceptance without any hint of doubt while women are called liars and ‘dramatic’…sound familiar???