Taylor Swift Knows She’s a Shoshanna, and Other Revelations From Her Rolling Stone Profile


There are so many perfectly Swiftian moments in Rolling Stone's cover story on Taylor Swift, but none more perfect than this one. Thanks to her brand-new Tribeca apartment, Swift swears by BFF (and NYC native) Lena Dunham's Girls as "her Sex and the City." And in case you were wondering, she's a Shosh:

As a recent New York transplant in her mid-twenties, Swift says Girls is like her Sex and the City. "I could label all my girlfriends as Shoshannas, Jessas, Marnies or Hannahs," she says. And which would she be? "I've thought about this a lot," she says. A pause. "I'm Shoshanna." She seems resigned to this. "Shoshanna gets excited about things, she's really girly. And when she was in a relationship that was very comfortable, she made the decision to get out and go experience new things on her own. And now she's becoming more sure of herself and taking life head-on, in a way that I can relate to. Even though I've never accidentally smoked crack at a warehouse party and run pantsless through Brooklyn." (Dunham, meanwhile, thinks Swift is more like "Hannah, minus the horrid sexual behavior. Or Marnie, if she wasn't an asshole."

Remember when Shosh and Ray broke up in season two? ("You hate the sound of children playing. You hate all of your living relatives. You hate people who wear sunglasses, even during the day. You hate going to dinner, which you know I love. You hate colors. You hate pillows. You hate ribbons. You hate everything ...") That does sound an awful lot like Taylor. But Lena also has a point about Marnie and Taylor: They both love a cover song. (Taylor Swift most definitely is not a Hannah.)

While that debate rages on, there's also some info about Swift's new album, 1989: It's definitely pop, and it's definitely not about any boys this time — except for maybe 1D's Harry Styles. (Though there is one song, according to writer Josh Ells — "a sexy Miami Vice–sounding throwback about a guy with slicked-back hair and a white T-shirt and a girl in a tight little skirt that is called – no joke – 'Style.'") There's also a song about the bad blood between Swift and another female artist called "Bad Blood": "'She did something so horrible ... I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.'" She claims it's "business," but later caves: "Pressed, Swift admits there might have been a personal element to the conflict. 'But I don't think there would be any personal problem if she weren't competitive.'" Katy Perry and Taylor do have an ex in common. (But we're just speculating. Sorry, not sorry.)