Actors Lyriq Bent, William Moseley, Nick Kroll, and Douglas Booth, actor-director Mark Duplass, and actress and model Natalie Brown come together to reimagine Shania Twain’s hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.” On the occasion of the Toronto International Film Festival, these six stars, some of the most exciting cinematic presences at this year’s festival, lend their own interpretation to Twain’s hit song, first released on Come On Over in 1997 and then as a single in 1999. The track was just one of the string of singles that fostered her successful crossover from country to pop. And no matter your taste in music, you definitely know all the words.
In its original form, the track is something of an ode to female liberation, empowerment, and independence — “We don’t need romance / We only wanna dance,” Twain sings. Here, five men of the film world take a stab at it, embracing their inner Shania with improvised accents and moves. And amid their different interpretations of the song, actress Brown’s performance — a dramatic interpretation with the moves to match — makes us wish she would just make a Shania Twain movie already.