In Taylor Swift’s new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, Joe Alwyn only shows up onscreen a few times, but the film apparently reveals a lot about the couple’s relationship. In the film, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Swift shares the reasons why she fell in love with Alwyn, per the Daily Mail.
In the film, Swift reportedly says Alwyn’s “wonderful, normal, balanced kind of life” got her attention. At about one minute and six seconds into the official trailer for the documentary, Alwyn shows up quickly (you can only see the back of his head) in a tender embrace with Swift. He shows up again in the form of a hand that Swift kisses in the car.
In the trailer, which released this week, Swift talks about how she felt as if she had to pit on the persona that everyone wanted. “Throughout my whole career, label executives would just say, ‘A nice girl doesn’t force their opinion on everyone. A nice girl smiles and waves and says ‘thank you.'” She went on about how she had to change her perspective for her career and gain “happiness without anyone else’s input.”
Swift might be referring, at least partially, to the pressure she got from fans to be political or to express her political feelings. In 2018, she endorsed two Tennessee Democratic Congressional candidates in the midterm election.
“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country,” she said then.