Today I wondered what imagery the director put to the music. First few seconds of the Love Story music video shows Taylor making goo-goo eyes with a hunky guy sitting under a tree. I scoffed at the 25-year-old-looking high school teenager, and from thereon it was all downhill.
1. Taylor starts fantasizing her and Hunkyguy are dressed in pseudo-early-Victorian-era gowns. Confusing because they were doing Regency period social dances.
2. Taylor begins to sing in a corset-petticoat-dress-thing that I can only assume is the equivalent of underwear for those times. Since it’s historically inaccurate, it just reveals a ton of cleavage. Wholesome? I think not. But whatever, nothing surpasses Madonna anyway.
3. Taylor and Hunkyguy secretly meet up in the woods. All of a sudden, there’s a gray horse. Wtf?
4. Taylor bends down and picks cherries from a shrub. This must be fantasyland because cherries grown in trees. Cherries in a shrub were botanically impossible in the 1900s. They don’t exist now, and if they will, they’ll probably be one of those genetically altered plants advertised at the back of Sunday coupon booklets. Trashy.
5. Taylor sees Hunkyguy walking towards her in a field with an open undershirt that has ruffles. Ruffles? Really?
6. As the sun rises, Taylor runs towards Hunkyguy in the field and both lean in and touch foreheads. If you’ve ever seen Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightly playing herself), then you know it was totally stolen from P&P.