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FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS

"Constraints Birth Creativity"

Content: Discretion advised for adults.
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What You Need To Know:

FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS follows superstar singer Taylor Swift and her music team as they unpack her album “Folklore” and perform the songs after explaining their meaning. Some songs are in honor of other people while others are birthed out of events from Swift’s past. That said, FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS will have a niche audience, particularly, Taylor Swift’s fans but the filmmaking quality is solid. As far as an entertainment value, it’s not so much entertaining as it is informative, even from a documentary standpoint.

FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS has a strong mixed worldview with both Romantic and Feminist elements. For instance, Swift mentions her love of the concept of fate, songs about what could be but aren’t a reality. Swift also mentions the unjust differences in the way men and women are treated in present day and have been treated in the past and she also has a whole song about a “mad woman” which supports women being able to speak their mind. New age elements when Swift mentions “the universe is doing its thing,” as she explains her heart behind a song’s meaning. One false religion element when Swift mentions Karma in relationships. Moral elements about taking responsibility for one’s actions and maturing. Due to some foul language and social drinking, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends “extreme caution.”

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview. Mention of the love of the concept of fate, songs about what could be but aren’t a reality. Strong Feminist elements as Swift mentions the unjust differences in the way men and women are treated in present day and have been treated in the past and she also has a whole song about a “mad woman” which supports women being able to speak their mind. New age elements when Swift mentions “the universe is doing its thing,” as she explains her heart behind a song’s meaning. One false religion element when Swift mentions Karma in relationships. Moral elements about taking responsibility for one’s actions and maturing

Foul Language:
Strong foul language. 10 obscenities (mainly S-words) and 3 profanities including 1 Jesus profanity

Violence:
Allusions to someone wanting to commit suicide but then pressing on

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
Level and kind of nudity

Alcohol Use:
Social drinking and Taylor Swift mentions she imagined partygoers for a song’s inspiration but there’s no mention of drunkenness Swift rhymes “mine” with “wine”

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Smoking content and/or level of drug use or abuse; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS is an introspective documentary about musician sensation Taylor’s Swift’s 2020 indie album Folklore. Swift recorded and released the album during the COVID-19 pandemic in quarantine with some fellow musicians and producers around the country.

Swift and her two producers, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner introduce each song by explaining the song writing and collaboration process. Next, Swift and any additional vocals sing the track while cameras capture the performance in her studio. Each of the songs has a particular meaning to Swift and the producers. Some songs are in honor of other people while others are birthed out of events from Swift’s past.

In 2020, Swift not only released “Folklore” but also released “Lover” before the COVID-19 lockdowns began. That said, FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS will have a niche audience, particularly, Taylor Swift’s fans. The documentary isn’t one that any average-going viewer will put on their screen on a Friday night, but the filmmaking quality is solid. As far as an entertainment value, it’s not so much entertaining as it is informative, even from a documentary standpoint.

FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS has a strong mixed worldview with both Romantic and Feminist elements. For instance, Swift mentions her love of the concept of fate, songs about what could be but aren’t a reality. Swift also mentions the unjust differences in the way men and women are treated in present day and have been treated in the past and she also has a whole song about a “mad woman” which supports women being able to speak their mind. New age elements when Swift mentions “the universe is doing its thing,” as she explains her heart behind a song’s meaning. One false religion element when Swift mentions Karma in relationships. Moral elements about taking responsibility for one’s actions and maturing. Due to some foul language and social drinking, MOVIEGUIDE® recommends “extreme caution.”