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Taylor Swift's 'Mine' Video Mines Pop Themes (watch!)

Country sweetheart Taylor Swift’s next album will take a step toward the pop mainstream, illustrated by the newly released video of “Mine,” a tribute to home and family with a decidedly pop beat.

Comparisons have already been made to emerging queen of pop Katy Perry, who offers a different take on womanhood in “Teenage Dream.”

“Mine,” off her forthcoming album Speak Now is rooted in Swift’s “tendency to run from love,” she told Entertainment Weekly recently.

But “this song is sort of about finding the exception to that,” she said.

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What makes Swift’s vision of the modern woman different from Perry’s is the end point.

For Swift, it’s a marriage, a home and babies. For Perry, its independence and the ability to define your own life.

Swift suggests that even true loves includes trials and tribulations.

Co-directed by Swift and Roman White (his third collaboration), Swift’s “Mine” video was shot in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Actor Toby Hemingway (“Black Swan”) plays Swift’s “man.”

“There’s a lot of time travel in this video, which is fun,” White told “No DeLoreans! Time travel is horrible for the hair, but fun nonetheless … It’s evolving their family story.”

The song, incidentally, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs Chart and No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

  • Ron

    OK, as far as, you know, pretend can be. Good job, Roman. Good job, Ms. Swift. Fun to see that Ms. Perry and Ms. Swift have the time to putter around with their fantasies about what it is to be a woman. So much time, so many fantasies.

    What inquiring minds want to know, however, has to do with realities. In particular, the reality of Mike and Kylie Bisutti. It is beautiful that the wedding photographs of their real wedding transcend art. I love that, a lot. I imagine the vision of what it is to be a beautiful woman in a good relationship has more power than any artificial speculation can ever muster.

    Perhaps Mike and Kylie Bisutti have decided privacy is more important than sharing what they have with the world. From the first time I saw her, I wanted her to be well, do well, and enjoy her life with the man she loved. I also wanted her, and Mike, to have as many good alternatives presented to them as were consistent with a good life. It is interesting that as powerful as the image making industry has become, the heart still hungers for that which is real.

  • Tom

    “For Swift, it’s a marriage, a home and babies.” What? First of all the song isnt about womanhood, its about a relationship and how it grows with that “special someone.” Second, I’m pretty sure swift dosnt think womanhood is marriage a home and babies, thats just in the video to show how the relationship grows through time. And why also she is no closer to being pop than she was before. I hate how people debate on whether she is pop or country, she is considered country-pop (or pop-country), yes she is a hybrid of both. “Swift suggests that even true loves includes trials and tribulations.” that is what the video is about, not womanhood, but a relationship. Can you really be that stupid to actually quote what the video and song sre about and say its about womanhood? Aparrently, yes.