Nicola Coughlan is in her “making music almost exclusively for gay men era”.

Earlier this month, the Bridgerton star and LGBTQIA+ ally went viral after telling Hits Radio that her “dream job” would be to release a pop song in similar vein to stars from The Real Housewives franchise.

“They don’t even really sing. They’re like, ‘Shoes and private yachts. Caviar… and more shoes,'” said/sang (?) Coughlan.

Ellis Miah, a songwriter and producer who has worked with artists such as Miley Cyrus, RuPaul and Big Freedia, subsequently posted a club remix to TikTok, which was hailed as the “song of the summer”.

@ellismiah Lets get Nicola Coughlan here dream job and make her a club icon! #bridgerton #houseremix #nicolacoughlan #nicolacoughlanedit #bridgertontiktok #shoesprivateyactcaviarmoreshoes #spycms #gaytiktok #gaypride @nicolacoughlan ♬ Nicola Coughlan shoes private yacht Ellis Miah – ellis

After celebrating the remix and sharing it to her social media accounts, Coughlan is officially releasing it as a single, with funds to go to Not a Phase, a grassroots charity uplifting the lives of trans adults in the UK, and The Trevor Project, a non-profit suicide prevention organisation.

In an Instagram post teasing the single, which is presumably titled ‘Shoes… More Shoes’, Coughlan said the full track is coming soon and that she’s “in my making music almost exclusively for gay men era”.

Announcement of the single – a future number-one, if there’s any justice in this world – was met with praise from LGBTQIA+ stars and allies, including Cynthia Erivo, Danny Beard, Jonathan Van Ness, Joe Locke and Maya Jama.

Bravo, the network behind The Real Housewives franchise, commented: “The Lady Whistledown to popstar pipeline is iconic.”

Coughlan memorably rose to fame as Clare Devlin in the lauded Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. Her performance, as well as her character’s journey with her sexuality, was met with widespread critical acclaim.

She received worldwide recognition as Penelope Featherington/Lady Whistledown in Netflix’s historical smasher Bridgerton. The most recent season saw Coughlan co-lead with Luke Newton.

Check out the teaser below and – to quote Miah – “Let’ get Nicola Coughlan her dream job and make her a club icon!”


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