Embarrassed about your not-so-secret Taylor Swift obsession? Don’t be–Ultimate cool girls and indie darlings Tavi Gevinson and Lena Dunham certainly aren’t. Turns out they can’t get enough of her sappy love songs and stable of sparkly dresses just like the rest of us. And they’re not sorry.*
Yesterday, Dunham revealed she has un-ironically e-canoodled with Swifty over Twitter (“I was like, ‘I just want to let you know that your albums have gotten me through a lot of very hard times.’”) made us look at the Girls star/creator/director/producer/everything in a whole new light.
And today, it was Gevinson’s turn. Of all the (dare I say) wicked amazing and inspirational people the fearless* 16-year-old Rookie wunkerkind has rubbed shoulders with, she tells CNN that it was her meeting with Swift that left her feeling most enchanted*:
“She was absolutely just smart and funny and kind and genuine when I met her. At the end, I very nervously was like, “Your music means a lot to me!” And she was of course totally kind about it because at this point anyone who says they don’t like her music is kind of lying.”
Gevinson goes on to describe the Rookie manifesto in a way that sounds oddly similar to the plot of Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video*:
“I used to think that there are cheerleaders and there are art kids. And then I realized that’s really silly and sometimes you feel like a cheerleader and sometimes you feel like an art kid, and there’s a part of everyone that feels lonely or like an outcast. The idea that feeling confident and feeling misunderstood are mutually exclusive really bugs me. So a lot of what Rookie is about is just showing that you can be both and you can like whatever you want.”
This is high praise coming from two of the industry’s hippest stars–lest you forget Dunham was officially named the coolest person of 2012, and Gevinson once starred in a Wilco video for chrissakes. Sounds like Harry Styles might have a bit of competition…
*Taylor Swift reference. Don’t judge.