Hot on the heels of her performance at the MTV VMAs, the night that spawned a thousand memes, Taylor Swift enjoyed a typically star-studded evening in New York City on Monday night. The Eras Tour pop star took part Il Buco Alimentari alongside her close friend Zoë Kravitz, actress Laura Dern and, above all, director Greta Gerwig, who recently announced the release of “ Barbie, their Mattel blockbuster about the famous doll in the midst of an existential crisis. Predictably, the internet reacted with amazement at this collision of blonde ambitions.
While there was speculation as to whether Swift and Gerwig were planning some kind of conspiracy upcoming collaboration– Perhaps Gerwig is in talks to direct a Swift biopic, or Swift is considering an acting role in Gerwig’s next project – most comments suggested that a dinner between the two of them would be a meeting of the two Most represented lucrative figures in the entertainment industry.
Barbie broken records this summer; To date, the film has grossed more than 1,000 $1.18 billion at the worldwide box office and was dethroned this week The Avengers as the Eleventh highest grossing Domestic release of all time.
The Eras Tour is also a juggernaut that simply cannot be stopped. With the second leg in North America still scheduled for 2024, Taylor Swift’s three-hour-plus tour of her wildly popular catalog is scheduled gross $2 billion in the United States alone.
Is it coming to cinemas soon? A filmed version of Eras that will be enjoyed primarily by those who were unable to score coveted tickets to the actual show. Gerwig and Swift appear to be poised to become dual experts at box office dominance.