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Heartstopper's Bel Priestley Star's In Moodie's Queer New Music Video

'Heartstopper's Bel Priestley Stars In Moodie's Queer New Music Video

Bel Priestley in "Closure"
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Priestley stars alongside Olive Gray in a music video about lovers being pulled apart.

Heartstopper star Bel Priestley and Sex Education star Olive Gray are showing off their acting chops in a new very queer music video by British pop singer Henry Moodie.

Trans actor Priestley and nonbinary actor Gray star as lovers in "Closure," Moodie’s three-minute long music video set in a dance club. In the video, the couple is trying to make their way toward each other, but are being kept apart by people who are physically holding them back.

The pair finally reach each other and embrace in a very sweet and heartfelt moment, before deciding they have to separate and go their own ways.

Moodie’ video was filmed in a 19th century London pumping station and reads as a celebration of the underground queer club scene. The artist, who has managed to amass 1.2 million followers on Instagram, told Celeb Mix that his new music video is about “someone falling out of love with you” and the mix of emotions that follow.

In light of the terrible way trans people have been treated the world over, Moodie wanted his video to be a real “celebration of queer love," saying, “This year has seen LGBTQ+ rights around the world threatened and governments politicizing the trans community for their own gain. I wanted this video to be a celebration of queer love, told by the exceptional Bel Priestley and Olive Gray. There’s no LGB without the T.”

Priestley got her big acting break earlier this year when she was cast as Naomi Russell in season two of Netflix’s Heartstopper, who befriends fellow trans student and artist Elle. Gray starred in the first season of Sex Education where she played Kate, who became main character Otis’ first client. They also starred in the new Paramount+ adaptation of the popular video game Halo.

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.