the daily mail on hiddleswift: “all the elements of a gripping romantic novel” (summer ’16!)

and, lo!


summer officially ends.

i’m not going to dwell on the particulars of this.

(nor the gross sexist stuff that will inevitably emerge…

fyi, people do not belong to other people.)

what i wanna focus our brains on is how, given the BLANKET UNRELENTING ATTENTION the daily mail gave this relationship, the daily mail‘s pictorial article on its demise- “Hiddleswift’s doomed romance in pictures: Tom and Taylor’s first public kiss on the rocks, smug snuggles on the porch and declarations of love… before it all fizzled out in three months” (btw, BEST.ARTICLE.TITLE.EVER)- could feature a mere 16 photos, only ELEVEN of them of hiddleswift.


ignoring everything else about this- like the accusations of a “showmance,” the larger narrative around swift’s love life, the july throwdown with KK, and hiddleswift’s complicity in their press coverage- there was, in its early days an intensity of press coverage strangely evocative of tomkat

(god bless my 2012 self for having made a montage)

(god bless my 2012 self for having made a montage)

and also of princess diana and dodi fayed…


two stories that pre-dated the heyday of internet gossip in which we now live and which didn’t exactly end well.

(sidenote: this theory is a fascinating one.)

which is perhaps why i screenshotted every single daily mail article on this relationship: because i am a crazy person yes, but also because, even from the very beginning, this seemed like a story that we would, at one point or another, want/need to see in panorama.

and so the daily mail gives us the relationship of hiddleswift in photographs and i offer you the story of hiddleswift as told through daily mail headlines…

via the daily mail

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and with that, summer- historically, gossip’s best season– ends.

autumn, here we come…

2 thoughts on “the daily mail on hiddleswift: “all the elements of a gripping romantic novel” (summer ’16!)

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