“You Belong With Me”: Gay Crush Version

17 Mar

I’ve been changing the pronouns in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” since I first heard it on the radio. To me, Taylor’s song makes more sense as a gay love story: a young gay woman lusts after her straight best friend. She can’t believe that anyone could choose a dumb boy who can’t dress himself over “the one who understands [her].” (And to be fair, the story makes even more sense as a love story between two young men; I’m just biased and always searching for a pop song that perfectly encapsulates my own high-school experiences of love, loss, longing, and converting my straight best friends.) So there are no words for the joy I felt when my friend–the illustrious James P.–sent me the link to this remake of the “You Belong With Me” music video featuring a same-sex crush.

The video was put on by the University of Rochester Yellowjackets. Michael Pittman stars as the adorable, slightly geeky boy next door infatuated with the studly Matt Francis.


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