Throughout which, Swift recounts her thoughts on sexism, the country music industry, her past eating disorder, her mom's cancer, her passion toward politics, her constant drive for achievement, and the insecurities that both help and hurt her along the way.
The doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, goes deep into Swift's "unhealthy" relationship with food, stemming from obsessive paparazzi and public scrutiny.
"In the public eye, when I get sad or upset or humiliated or angry or go through a really frightful time, I feel like people lean in with this hunger and you never did that to me", Swift said to Wilson while in the packed Eccles Theatre in Park City, Utah. "And the headline was like 'Pregnant at 18, ' and that was because I wore something that made my lower belly look not flat". If I was given a punishment, I registered that as bad.' Describing fitting into sample sizes at photo shoots, she says, 'I looked at that as a pat on the head. And then I went to a photo shoot and I was in the locker room and someone who worked in a magazine said, "Oh, wow, it's so incredible that you can adjust to the size of the samples. Usually we have to make alterations to the dresses'". You register this enough times, and you just start to adapt everything to praise and punishment, including your own body.More news: Impeachment Trial Livestream: Democrats' Last Day Of Arguments
Swift expanded on her comments in an interview with Variety magazine: "My relationship with food was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life". I just felt completely, ugh, just useless.
Miss Americana presents a very open look at singer-songwriter Taylor Swift with raw conversations and new insight into Swift as a person. 'I don't think you know you're doing that when you're doing it gradually.
We imagine she'll be delivering another inspiring message for her Swifties and fellow celebs who are battling the same issues. Because I am choosing now, for the most part, that which excites me. 'Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel (enervated)'. The rest of the time, she kept lists of everything she ate and exercised constantly until she was a size double-zero (size two in the UK).
"I had been seeing a Netflix Brené Brown particular on pity, since I read a great deal of her novels, since I've dealings with pity every once in a while", Swift told Variety.More news: Gyms Now Offering Perks For Working Out With An Apple Watch
Lana Wilson was proud of Swift for taking the leap and opening up saying: 'That's one of my favorite sequences of the film.
The director continued, "For me, my favorite parts were probably filming in the studio, getting to see your creative process".
She admitted her response to concerns was: "What are you talking about?" I was surprised, of course. "But I wasn't eating". I think it will have a huge impact'. I think a lot of us push the boundaries of dieting, but taking it too far can be really risky.
In one final scene, Swift is seen sitting on her couch, speaking up about the frustration she goes through in simply existing as a woman and how she's spent her adult life unpacking the deeply rooted misogyny she was brought up with.More news: Early release of Michelle Carter outrages family of victim Conrad Roy