Hours before her heavily anticipated 10th album release, Taylor Swift dropped a video trailer on Instagram. The trailer featured snippets of different music videos from the new album, “Midnights,” and has already sent the internet ablaze with Gaylor theorists, impressed music critics, and Swifties collectively losing our sh*t. One part of the trailer, in particular, has got the internet hot and bothered — our girl T-Swift in bed with trans actor Laith Ashley. In the clip, Swift gently strokes Ashley’s back, producing an otherworldly stream of glitter.
Fans took to twitter to celebrate this win for trans representation — oh, and to shamelessly thirst over how hot Swift and Ashley are together.
Most of the trans men I know are Swifties. It’s incredible to see @laith_ashley as a part of the Midnights music videos, and appearing to be a character of Taylor’s desire no less. A big moment for representation in many ways. #TSmidnighTS https://t.co/fkqICfiPtm
— alex schmider (@anderfinn) October 21, 2022
So yeah, I am *just now* learning that @laith_ashley , a trans man, is playing a love interest in Taylor Swift’s new music video. This is huge!! That makes me so happy
— aloto alex 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 Midnights Spoilers!!!! (@KwirShenanigans) October 21, 2022
Taylor Swift having Laith Ashley play her love interest in a Midnights music video is so beautiful and important.
A transgender actor and model is starring in a Taylor Swift music video! pic.twitter.com/qR21KvxwQg
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 21, 2022
— Cassandra James (@cassandrajames_) October 21, 2022