Taylor Swift lives in the most glam trailer park ever in the rainbow village video for “You Need to Calm Down,” which dropped with a glittery splash on Monday morning (June 17).
The brightly-colored, power-packed clip, which Swift co-directed, features a delightful cameo from Katy Perry, as well as drop-ins by Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of Queer Eye, RuPaul, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Reynolds, Ciara, Adam Lambert, Dexter Mayfield, Laverne Cox, Chester Lockhart, Todrick Hall, Adam Rippon, Billy Porter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more.
The clip opens with Swift waking up in her plush pink mobile home and glancing at her cat watch before mixing up a morning cocktail — complete with cotton candy — and then accidentally burning her home to the ground with a mobile phone that catches fire. Tossing on a pink fur coat to go over her pale pink bikini, she grabs a martini glass and struts away from the flames to have a casual float in an above-ground pool as the song’s chorus kicks in.
With pride flags hanging over the trailer park, the camera floats through a series of scenes of Swift’s neighbors living their lives throughout the rainbow-colored grounds, her hair transformed into mermaid blue with pink tips as Tyler Ferguson marries his husband near a small gathering from anti-gay marriage protesters. Their hate doesn’t slow anyone down in this tea-spilling utopia, where Lambert inks the words “Cruel Summer” on DeGeneres’ forearm.
Amid a giant food fight near the end, Perry and Swift pay homage to their recently-settled beef by dressing up, respectively, as a hamburger and fries, finding each other amid the chaos and slow dancing as the cake flies and they bring it in for a sweet hug. The clip ends with a pink heart and the message “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 for the Equality Act on change.org.”
Last week, Swift spoke out in support of the Equality Act — designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination — and followed it up on Friday with “Calm Down,” which shouts out GLAAD and reminds homophobes that screaming and “shade never made anybody less gay.” She followed that up by playing a surprise set at the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York during a Pride celebration, where she performed “Shake It Off” for the song’s superfan, Tyler Ferguson.
Watch the “You Need to Calm Down” video below.