Taylor Swift “Wildest Dreams” Video & Britney Spears “Lucky” Have More In Common Than You May Have Realized — VIDEO
If you're anything like me, you've already watched Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video at least 100 times since it dropped at the 2015 MTV VMAs. The video, which co-stars Scott Eastwood, is an epic visit to old Hollywood, completely with glamorous styling and a cinematic vibe. However, "Wildest Dreams" is also reminiscent of Britney Spears' "Lucky."
Released in July 2000, the "Lucky" video introduced us to Spears' alter ego, Lucky. Lucky is a movie star who, ironically, despite having money, fame, and success, wants more out of her life. Like "Wildest Dreams," "Lucky" is filled with old Hollywood glam and shares a lot of similarities with the 1930s.
Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video is definitely more epic in its sweeping shots of Africa, but multiple moments call to mind "Lucky." Considering the 2000 video is a fan-favorite amongst Spears' followers, that's a huge compliment. Swift's still stands alone and feels more updated, making it the perfect followup to Spears' iconic visual.
Considering I'm a fan of both videos, I lined them up to pick out some of the biggest similarities. Each is the perfect addition to the artist's catalog, but side-by-side, they work well together. Here's seven similarities between "Wildest Dreams" and "Lucky."
1. The Glamorous Era
Both Swift and Spears are full-on retro beauty, right down to the incredible gowns.
2. The Melancholy Actress
Although both Spears' and Swift's alter egos appear to have everything, they both experience deep sadness.
3. The Frame Story Format
Both videos feature a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a movie.
4. The Love Interest
Both "Wildest Dreams" and "Lucky" looks at the singers' relationships with their male co-stars.
5. The Red Carpet
What's old Hollywood without a big red carpet moment?
6. The Loneliness
These characters appear to have everything, but ultimately are alone.
7. The Alter Ego
And, of course, there's the idea of the alter egos, reflecting the conflicts of the singers.
One last thing "Lucky" and "Wildest Dreams" have in common? A timeless quality that will have fans watching them again and again.
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