How ‘Miss Americana’ Director Shot a ‘Raw and Fresh’ Look at Taylor Swift | Video

”She was really very open — anything that compromised her security was off limits,“ Lana Wilson says

Director Lana Wilson had more access to pop sensation Taylor Swift than anyone has ever had, and Swifties can get a closer look at the star’s private life in the documentary “Miss Americana,” now streaming on Netflix.

“It felt like we had a lot of access — more than anyone’s ever had with her,” Wilson told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at the Sundance Film Festival. “No one has ever filmed her in the studio before, and the interview I did with her at the beginning was the first interview she’d done in three years, so it felt very raw and fresh.”

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Thom Geier

Thom is an award-winning editor and writer with a keen knowledge of American pop culture and a knack for finding original approaches that inform and delight readers. He's handled breaking news as well as long-term feature packages, mentored young writers who have become industry leaders, and developed fresh, shareable content across both print and digital platforms. He joined TheWrap in 2015 as deputy managing editor, and was named executive editor in 2019. He previously served as senior editor at Entertainment Weekly, overseeing film and Oscar coverage among other areas of expertise. He also worked as a film reporter at The Hollywood Reporter.