Taylor Swift transforms into a jealous lover in her video for "Blank Space." Upon seeing her man played by super model Sean O'Pry, texting during a picnic date, enraged Swift tosses his phone in a fountain, yells at him in their mansion's library and sheds mascara-coated tears alone near the fireplace.
That's what fans saw when the video leaked on Yahoo, one day before the Joseph Kahn-directed piece was set to officially premiere on Good Morning America. Swift uploaded it for real Monday afternoon following the leak. "She's highly aware of one particular thing that's happening right now — the idea that if you date her and you break up with her, she's going to write a song about it." Said Kahn. responding to questions about the video.
Taylor wanted to make a video addressing this concept of, if she has so many boys breaking up with her maybe the problem isn't the boy, maybe the problem is her, according to a spokesman.
At one point in the video, Swift maniacally wields a golf club. Tiger Woods' 2009 cheating scandal, in which his wife allegedly chased him out of the house with a golf club after learning about his infidelity, inspired that part of "Blank Space." It's a fitting video for the pop song, which though is admittedly cheeky, is also introspective and self-aware.