Since nobody has any damn patience anymore, Taylor Swift's new video, "Style," was released a few hours early and debuted at midnight. After flashing Harry Styles' old necklace and rudely reminding us that she can leave her newly beloved New York for beach cavorting with random, beefy dudes any time she wants while the rest of us want to curl up and die in this currently frozen wasteland, she gives us a video that is mostly about her face.
Kudos to you, Taylor, for projecting your face on smoke, on a human body, a shard of glass, finding a cave shaped like your face, and meta-hacking your face by putting your face on your own face. You and Xzhibit should have a long, happy life together.
Danielle Henderson is a lapsed academic, heavy metal karaoke machine, and culture editor at Fusion. She enjoys thinking about how race, gender, and sexuality shape our cultural narratives, but not in a boring way.