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Who needs Cats when you can watch Taylor Swift recite various cat breeds to music?

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Cats doesn’t open until tomorrow, meaning it’s yet to be seen whether the film’s abundance of abysmal reviews will deter audiences or lure them like felines to a warm saucer of milk. Our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky panned Tom Hooper’s take on the immortal musical as “misguided in concept and a failure in execution,” noting that Hooper “can’t even get camp right.” Basically, this thing sounds like a slog, and its two-hour runtime isn’t all that enticing.

Why not, then, save yourself the time, money, and misery by watching the below clip instead. Created by music alchemist Nick Lutsko, the 10-second cut turns a snippet from this 2016 interview in which Taylor Swift names a handful of cat breeds into a bite-sized banger with just a touch of Limp Bizkitian flair.


There. Taylor, music, and cats. You’re good.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.