Nashville Creator Callie Khouri on Taylor Swift: “God Love Her”
Considering Callie Khouri has dedicated most of her professional life to writing about women in a believable way, we’ve always wondered what she thinks about Taylor Swift. After all, Callie writes strong female characters like Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) and Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) on Nashville, in order to give viewers something to watch besides the “female wrestling” shown on TheReal Housewives. So, how does she feel about Taylor’s songs about ex-boyfriends and being 22?
Fine. In fact, the backlash Taylor gets every day in response to her vengeful, dismissive lyrics about loves gone wrong ain’t no thing to Callie. In a recent Huffington Postinterview, Callie addressed the responses Taylor gets from critics, saying “If I could have the kind of backlash that caused me to be #1 on the charts for months and months at a time and have sold-out concerts for the next however many years -- that’s the kind of backlash I could live with.”
Point taken, lady. It must be hard to feel like you should change your subject matter when you rake in the big bucks for your efforts, areweright. And Callie feels the same way. “If that’s what she wants to write about, God love her, I support it. It’s obviously speaking to the audience she’s trying to reach.”
57 million dollars (in 2012) says Taylor’s doing just fine.