"Throughout my whole career, label executives would just say, 'A nice girl doesn't force their opinions on people. A nice girl smiles and waves and says thank you,'" Taylor says within the first couple of seconds in the trailer. "I became the person that everyone wanted me to be."
Directed by Emmy-winner Lana Wilson, the documentary follows the Lover musician during a "transformational period in her life," as she learned to seize her power as an entertainer and her voice as a woman. Part of that period is the year that Taylor stayed out of the spotlight to recenter herself. Based on the the trailer, it looks as though the documentary will also touch on how Taylor began to speak publicly about politics in the past couple of years.
Taylor also revealed this week that her mother, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Andrea's battle with cancer and how the family has dealt with it will also be featured in Miss Americana.
The documentary will showcase Taylor's struggles in recent years, but there's going to be plenty of lighter moments too. In the trailer we get to see a number of important people in Taylor's life, including her family, Todrick Hall, "ME!" collaborator Brendan Urie, and more.
"I feel really good about not feeling muzzled anymore, and it was my own doing," Taylor says later in the trailer. "There's nothing that feels better than this moment."
Miss Americana premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23. It'll be available to stream and in select theaters on January 31.
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue