The music supervisor for the Netflix series Heartstopper revealed that Taylor Swift offered her music for use in the series.
Swift’s song ‘seven’, taken from her 2020 album ‘folklore’, is used in a pivotal scene involving lesbian couple Tara (Corina Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell) in the final episode of season two.
Now, the show’s music supervisor, Matt Biffa, has said that Swift had given them special permission to use the song.
Biffa was responding on Twitter to fans who thought the show had “a lot of money” because they could use a Taylor Swift song.
“No, he thought the scene was beautiful so we were able to make it work,” he wrote.
Another fan tweeted in response, saying: “so you mean THIS heart scene with taylor swift’s ‘seven’ in the background emphasizing sapphic love and utter queer joy, she was willing less to take money because she thought he was beautiful and his song. would be perfect for her????”.
Biffa also replied: “Sometimes art is more important than $$$ :)”.
The Heartstopper season two soundtrack includes songs by Baby Queen, Wolf Alice, Beebadoobee and The 1975.
In a four-star review of the show, NME wrote: “Heartstopper’s pretty middle-class shell is subversive in these increasingly intolerable times when Laurence Fox can light a Gay Pride flag and some of his bosses at GB News go unpunished (a The HR department seems to be as useful as the Highway Code for the Fast And Furious movies) and any innocuous gay content written for children is visible to its creators branded as ‘groomers’ on the social networks”.
“There’s nothing about Heartstopper that could offend anyone, acting as a Trojan Horse for performance. It’s the kind of show you know people will do less on their own; pure joy in bottles and a restorative tonic in these troubled times.”
A third season of Heartstopper has already been confirmed, although a premiere date has yet to be confirmed.