In case you have never heard of or watched the tv show Glee (and I wouldn’t blame you!), you should know this is a popular tv show for tweens and even adults. There are scandals, singing, and sex after all…
Here’s the shows premise: Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox. It focuses on the high school glee club New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues. The series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who first conceived Glee as a film.
Glee is set at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. Murphy intended the show to be a form of escapism. “There’s so much on the air right now about people with guns, or sci-fi, or lawyers running around. This is a different genre, there’s nothing like it on the air at the networks and cable. Everything’s so dark in the world right now, that’s why Idol worked. It’s pure escapism,” he said. Murphy intended to make a family show to appeal to adults as well as children, with adult characters starring equally alongside the teenage leads.
So now this “family show” is taking on a new subject – high school students losing their virginity.
‘Glee’ scoop: Why next week’s sex-themed episode, ‘The First Time,’ is a game-changer
EW.com: Gleeks you MUST tune in for next week’s episode of Glee, called “The First Time.” It’s without a doubt one of Glee‘s best installments ever and features two popular couples on the show having sex for the first time.
The couples losing their virginity? Finn and Rachel and…Kurt and Blaine! Yep, the couple — who was featured on the cover of EW’s Gay Teens on TV issue – finally decide to take the next step in their relationship. It’s all handled very delicately and is incredibly moving. I can’t think of another network series that’s taken a teenage gay relationship so far or been so progressive.
The moment is instigated when another teen, Warbler member Sebastian (Grant Gustin), aggressively pursues Blaine. The trio actually have a very amusing triple date to West Lima’s only gay bar Scandals and run into none other than Karofsky (Max Adler). Look for a great moment between Karofsky and Kurt.
This show routinely mocks conservatives, where the show’s villain and most popular character, cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, proclaimed (in an episode from 2010) “You may be two of the stupidest teens I’ve ever encountered. And that’s saying something. I once taught a cheerleading seminar to a young Sarah Palin.”
The show once aired an episode where two cheerleaders kissed. During the Glee makeout session, Brittany says, “Oh, sweet lady kisses,” with Santana commenting, “It’s a nice break from all that scissoring.” Brittany suggests that she and Santana could sing a duet of Melissa Etheridge’s Come To My Window but Santana isn’t happy with the chit-chat, telling Brittany, “I’m not making out with you because I’m in love with you and want to sing about making lady babies.”
So much for being a “family” show. But that’s how the proggies want it – redefining the traditional family and acceptance of homosexuality amongst our children.
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