Fans have been aware that a Taylor Swift documentary is coming out since November 2019, but now the official release date has been announced.
The upcoming feature, titled Miss Americana, will be out on the streaming platform on January 31. It will make its first appearance at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23.
While Netflix announced the documentary on December 4, 2019, Swift first mentioned it on November 14. During her feud with Scott Borchetta, Scooter Braun and her former label Big Machine Records, she revealed that her life had been documented by Netflix for the film for a number of years.
She claimed that both Braun and Borchetta had denied Netflix access to her older music for use in the film, as well as older video footage.
In the statement, she said: ‘Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year. 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. 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.’
A synopsis of the feature from Netflix reads: ‘A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.’