Now that I’ve watched Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video — filmed at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee — approximately 16,000 times (it seriously won’t even play on my computer any more — instead of playing the video, a little sign that says “Please… Isn’t It Enough Already?” pops up instead. BECAUSE MY COMPUTER IS MOCKING ME!), I can confidently say that Taylor and I CLEARLY have the EXACT SAME TASTE in teen movies. In case your Netflix queue needs some refreshing, here are six OBVIOUS teen movie allusions found in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video.
+ She’s All That: Cool, artsy girl in glasses undergoes geek-to-chic transformation, just in time for prom!
+ Mean Girls: The “Girlfriend” version of Taylor is even DRESSED like a pink Plastic! Classic! (Also, I could quote Mean Girls for days. DAAAAAAAYS!)
+ Drumline: I’d be lying if I said I won’t drop ANYTHING I’m doing to watch this movie when it comes on. Like, if I have a flight to catch, I would even consider missing it just so I can watch that ish. Also, what if I told you I have a “FRIEND” who loves that JC Chasez song “She’s Blowin’ Me Up” from Drumline? Anyway, back to Taylor Swift — Taylor plays a band geek in the video, but she’s Taylor, so that automatically makes being in the band cool.
+ Bring It On: Sneering cheerleaders? Check.
+ A Cinderella Story: And Lucas Till even LOOKS like Chad Michael Murray!
+ Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist: Because you know Taylor listens to REALLY good music, unlike that crappy POSER girlfriend. (Also, I want to be Cat Deeley. Also-also, Michael Cera is his absolute cutest self in this movie. Even cuter than in Juno, if that’s somehow possible. Though I did see him backstage at It’s On With Alexa Chung, and he confirmed my suspicion that he’s a puppy dog trapped in the body of a human boy.)
+ Watch Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video. And, if you’re feeling up to it, leave your favorite teen movie quote in the comments! It’s ON!