EA: Listen, I'm not in the business of telling people that relationship pain has an expiration date. I don't think that's my personal business to sort of police.
T-Swift put out this music video for "All Too Well," the 10-minute version, and it stars Dylan O'Brien, who does not not look like Jake Gyllenhaal in this music video. You know, she's obviously been very intentional about sort of trying to telegraph what this is about, but also at the same time, I think the fact that she's put this out nine years later and is so removed from it — she's found love with Joe Alwyn, and things seem to be going pretty well — I think it was meant to be sort of taken in the context of, "I'm a different person now. I have distance from this pain now. And so I can sort of capture and play with it in these ways."
Having said that, Swift is going to do what Swift is going to do. And the Swifties, I think, are only second to Barbz in terms of being the most mafia-like. And so — and this is not to endorse the behavior of the fandom — but I think the excitement of the version of the song that people have been dreaming of for so long, coupled with the devastating details that we're learning about, has sort of unearthed all of those emotions and made them really fresh. And also at the same time, the song's primary mode of spreading is not the song — it's gossip. People are so interested in the sort of gossipy parts of this whole drama. But also the song as a text is clearly fascinating for a lot of people. And like you said, people are like, "I would also be mining that relationship for a really long time if I was if I was ever dating Jake Gyllenhaal." (Jake, if you're listening, get at me.)