“Fifteen” is one of the best tracks on Taylor Swift’s pretty great Fearless, but Taylor, this video! The predictable Victorian romance of “Love Story” was cute, the slightly more predictable “Drive Me Crazy” meets “Girlfriend” of “You Belong With Me” was enormously cute, but “Fifteen” is just awkward.
A couple of things: why would you show up to the first day of school barefoot? Why would your pretty cute BFFer Abigail play herself in a video for a song, the climax of which, is about how she banged some dude when she was 15 and cried about it later? Why does this video make you come off as the narrator of an after school special? Why can’t you see past the fact that I’m three inches shorter than you, and love me anyway? Why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets? I think we all deserve answers Taylor.