Gender-flipped Taylor manspreads on a subway train while smoking a cigar, urinates "the man" on a wall, barks orders into a phone while partying on a yacht with a bevy of models and earns lustful looks from moms at a park for just showing up with his daughter. Oh, and of course he loses his temper at a women's charity tennis tournament and marries a much, much younger woman 58 years later.
Swift -- whose man voice in the video is provided by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- unveiled the clip she helmed for her gender role-slamming anthem and hopped on YouTube an hour before the release to "mansplain" the clip and answer fan questions. She later gave a shout-out to her dad, Scott Swift, who makes a cameo as the tennis umpire in the video.
The superstar previously told Billboard that "The Man" was inspired by “a bit of a damned-if-we-do, damned-if-we-don’t thing happening in music, and that’s why when I can, like, sit and talk and be like ‘Yeah, this sucks for me too,’ that feels good. When I go online and hear the stories of my fans talking about their experience in the working world, or even at school — the more we talk about it, the better off we’ll be. And I wanted to make it catchy for a reason — so that it would get stuck in people’s heads, [so] they would end up with a song about gender inequality stuck in their heads. And for me, that’s a good day.”