A Who's Who Cameo Guide To Taylor Swift's 'You Need To Calm Down' Music Video

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift bury the hatchet with a happy meal. (YouTube)

Back in April, Taylor Swift released her comeback single, "ME!" (Caps are hers, not mine.) The general public didn't exactly fall in love with the Kidz Bop spelling bee anthem, so Taylor is back with another song to convince us to buy her upcoming album, Lover.

This one is called "You Need To Calm Down" and, while still a bit Kidz Bop-y, the theme this time around is: GAYS! (Why should rainbow corporate logos have all the fun?) The music video features a Pride parade of famous LGBTQ people, some more recognizable than others. I'm here to break down who's who for you.

DEXTER MAYFIELD

A dancer and choreographer who's worked with Katy Perry, Lizzo and Jennifer Lopez. Check out his Instagram for more bootyliciousness.

HANNAH HART

You might recognize Hannah from her YouTube series, My Drunk Kitchen, which involves her drinking in her kitchen while attempting to cook. (I call that a regular weeknight.)

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LAVERNE COX

Noted actress (and Beyoncé stan) who shot to fame with her role on Orange Is The New Black (on which she has been criminally underutilized) and has since gone on to be a major player in the trans rights movement.

CHESTER LOCKHART

A recording artist and actor who's collaborated with Todrick Hall on 300 projects. All of a sudden, I feel really lazy.

TODRICK HALL

You might know him from his satirical riffs on Disney classics or his frequent appearances as a choreographer and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race or his stint as a contestant on the ninth season of American Idol or his dancing in Taylor Swift's music video for "Look What You Made Me Do." The hustle is real!

HAYLEY KIYOKO

The inclusion of this singer-songwriter might be surprising to some Swifties, who remember when Kiyoko said the following while sharing the story of how record execs pressured her to stop writing so many songs about girls: "Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal." Taylor responded by saying, "We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art." No bad blood here!

THE BOYS OF QUEER EYE

If you're someone with a Netflix account (or just have someone's password), these cozy boys need no introduction.

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, CIARA AND JUSTIN MIKITA

In this scene, real-life husbands Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of Modern Family) and Justin Mikita are married by... Ciara?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

DRAG RACE QUEENS AND RILEY KNOXX

Believe it or not, that's not the real Taylor in the center. It's Jade Jolie from Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race! And she's flanked by a lineup of other Ru Girls, Tatianna as Ariana Grande, Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor as Lady Gaga, Delta Work as Adele, Trinity K. Bonet as Cardi B, Adore Delano as Katy Perry and Akeria C. Davenport as Nicki Minaj. As for that unclockable Beyoncé lookalike, that's Riley Knoxx, a noted impersonator of Queen Bey. Read more about her in this NPR piece.

RUPAUL

You can't trot out Ru Girls without giving some shine to Mother Ru herself.

ADAM LAMBERT AND ELLEN

The current frontman for Queen and American Idol runner-up inks the Queen of Nice runner-up (Rosie will always be my #1), Ellen.

BILLY PORTER

Why are you gagging so? Billy brings it to you every ball (and every Met Gala and every episode of Pose).

ADAM RIPPON

Olympic medalist in ice skating and charming soundbites.

RYAN REYNOLDS

I guess someone (other than Taylor and Ciara) had to rep for the straights? And yes, he's painting the Stonewall Inn. I'm going to take Thumper's mom's advice and not say anything else about this.

KATY PERRY

Taylor saved the most impactful cameo for last, calling a happy meal truce with former nemesis, Katy Perry. Cause baby now we got bad blood fast food.

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