Taylor Swift is coming to a screen near you at the end of this month, because her Netflix documentary Miss Americana is set to be released Jan. 31 in select theaters and on the streaming service.
On Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 15), Swift revealed the official movie poster via Instagram, which features a modest side portrait of her looking down at the spaced-out title font in front of a simple black background.
The Netflix page for the original music documentary has this synopsis: “Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer — and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”
News surprisingly broke out about Swift’s documentary after Scooter Braun acquired her pre-Lover catalog from Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records and reportedly refused for her older songs and performance clips to be played throughout the film.
“Additionally — and this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news — Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years,” Swift tweeted in November right after it was announced that she would receive the artist of the decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards, where the two men had initially prohibited the 30-year-old artist from performing her old hits onstage. “Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.”
Since then, Variety has reported that Swift’s songs “have been cleared” for the Lana Wilson-directed flick “and the clearances were granted within a timely manner.” The Lover artist will first give audiences a cinematic glimpse of her life on Jan. 23 when Miss Americana opens at the Sundance Film Festival.
Check out Swift’s documentary details below.