(Ed Note: I wanted to kick this post off with a full disclosure moment … I am head-over-heels in love with and completely obsessed with the film “Working Girl.” It is, perhaps, the greatest film ever.)
It’s hard to imagine Taylor Swift holding some 9-to-5, dead-end office job. But in her new video for “Ours,” the singer imagines what it would be like to be just another working stiff. Immediately, once I clicked play on the video, one thing came to mind: Taylor Swift must also be crazy for Melanie Griffith’s classic 1988 film, “Working Girl,” just like me and every other sane human being.
Taylor does her best Tess in the video by donning sneakers into the office. It’s a classic move from the film, which follows Griffith’s Tess, an ambitious secretary trying to move up the corporate ladder, who along the way beds a vintage Harrison Ford and dumps her loser boyfriend, played by Alec Baldwin. (Shout out to Sigourney Weaver and Joan Cusack for their classic performances in the film as well.)
OK, so the exact events of Taylor’s “Ours” video aren’t shot-for-shot from the Mike Nichols film, but the look Taylor rocks, specifically the sneakers she wears into the office before changing into a sensible stiletto, definitely recalls that film. The video, which also stars Zach Gilford as her soldier beau, and the way it portrays the humdrum nature of working just for working’s sake while wanting more from life total feels like “Working Girl.” Now only if we could get Taylor to say, “I have a head for business and a bod for sin.”
Watch it, after the jump.Read full story