Taylor Swift reunites with Katy Perry on her star-studded music video for “You need to calm down” which preaches equality and support to the LGBT community.
Taylor Swift released some photos from the music video shoot on her Instagram page, after her surprise performance at New York’s gay landmark Stonewall Inn on Friday.
According to the report by Variety, Taylor Swift had promised in a social media post last week that “there’s a lot going on in the video” and she wasn’t kidding: The vibrantly colored, surreal video features her reunion with Katy Perry (with the two of them dressed as french fries and a hamburger) along with appearances from Ellen Degeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Dexter Mayfield, Laverne Cox, Karamu Brown, RuPaul, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Billy Porter, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Chester Lockhart, Adam Rippon and more.
The setting is a pastel-coloured trailer park, with anti-LGBT protesters being faced down or ignored by the flamboyantly dressed stars; the clip culminates with a massive food fight.
The singer also added a message at the end of the footage, saying: “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. Please sign my petition for Senate support of the Equality Act on change.org.
The photos she released on her Instagram page on Monday morning, shows her in a French fries costume, while Katy Perry was dressed in a Met Gala Hamburger costume, as they prepare for the “You Need To Calm Down” music video, which idea was a massive food fight.