From the starting up, followers speculated that the ballad used to be about Jake Gyllenhaal, whom Swift dated for three months starting up in October 2010, when he used to be 29 going on 30, and he or she used to be 20 going on 21. (Her 21st birthday, when her boyfriend is a no-reward, is the crux of one other Purple note, “The Moment I Knew,” and is referenced in the original model of “All Too Successfully.”)
There are two key items of proof tying the actor to this mythical tune. First, in the paparazzi shots of Jake and Taylor heading to his sister Maggie’s dwelling in Brooklyn, Taylor is sporting a striped scarf. “All Too Successfully” is held collectively by first Taylor leaving the headscarf at her paramour’s sister’s dwelling, after which said paramour conserving onto it. Second, Swift is understood for leaving hidden messages in her album’s notes—particularly, irregularly capitalized letters in the lyrics of every and every tune that spell out messages. The one for “All Too Successfully,” used to be “MAPLE LATTES,” which Jake and Taylor had been reported to fetch on their stroll to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s dwelling. (For what it’s price, Maggie suggested Andy Cohen that, although all americans asks, she has no recollection of the headscarf.)
When she launched that Purple (Taylor’s Version) would be coming, Swift hinted that one amongst the songs would be 10 minutes prolonged. Naturally, the followers went wild. “All Too Successfully” is a supreme breakup ballad, achingly sentimental and with one amongst Swift’s trademark tune-making bridges conserving all of it collectively. Surrounded by my fellow Swift followers, it came about to me that this trilogy—which made coupled-up of us esteem me and Cameron in short (and jokingly) prolonged for the gut punch of a breakup—felt esteem a reward from Swift to all her lovesick followers, past or fresh, and permission to wallow.
Now onto Swift’s directorial debut: The short stars Sadie Sink, 19, as “her” and Dylan O’Brien, 30, as “him.” (Did you glance a sample in their ages? Swift’s followers certain did.) After lingering on a quote from Pablo Neruda, “Be pleased is so short, forgetting is goodbye,” we start on a nice looking autumnal toll road. Sink and O’Brien in the starting up of their relationship, walking correct into a cottage in the forest where Sink hangs up a red scarf. They montage by gratified-couple actions: taking half in a card sport, kissing in the forest, spontaneous piggy-backing. Then, share 2, titled “The First Damage in the Glass.” O’Brien is web hosting a cocktail birthday celebration where Sink is clearly uncomfortable. He drops her hand at dinner in front of his refined, artsy chums. A fight ensues. Later, they break up. The film ends with a flash-forward to 13 years in due path. Sink is now Swift, finding out an excerpt of her first new All Too Successfully to a crowd of crying ladies. The digicam goes exterior, and we scrutinize O’Brien, sporting the red scarf Sink left at their cabin upstate. Fin.