Even though it got slightly more risqué, I stayed loyal during season 2, which was focused on inviting celebrity musical artists to perform their famed songs. And then season 3 came, a season full of girl-on-girl makeout sessions, gay couples having sex for the first time, inappropriate teacher/student relationships, and making fun of Christianity by calling purity impractical (not dissimilar to season 2’s “Grilled Cheesus” episode in which students worshipped a Jesus face on a grilled cheese sandwich . . . huh?)
What saddens me most, however, is not necessarily that producers have filmed such scenes, but rather that fans are considering them the “highlights” of the season. As I was scrolling through Facebook last night, I noticed a post about Glee's 20 Best Moments. I was shocked to find that almost half of the top moments have a common theme: homosexuality.
Take a look at numbers 3, 9, 10, 11, 4, 16, 18, and 20.
Sure, the group rendition of How Will I Know may be “gorgeous,” but it also features male character Kurt wondering how he will know if his boyfriend, Blaine, really loves him. That same couple, “Klaine,” as Hollywood has dubbed it, has sex for the first time (top moment #10), and performs Let It Snow at their cabin like a married couple (top moment #4). Additionally, male lead Finn sings Girls Just Wanna Have Fun as a tribute to lesbians (top moment #18); Sebastian, another gay character, fights for Blaine’s affection (top moment #16); Ricky Martin, who has recently come out as homosexual, sings Sexy and I Know It (top moment #9); Dave Karofsky attempts suicide after being humiliated because (surprise!) he is another gay character (top moment #3); and transgender character Wade Adams (or really his alter-ego “Unique”) becomes the star at nationals and a role model for others (top moment #11).
Almost HALF of the “best" moments focus on homosexuality? Really, Glee? I have officially turned in my "Gleek" card.