This is accurate
This is accurate
Which Version do you like??
the Originals or the Glee one
what kind of fucking question…
oh wow. is anything sacred to these ppl?
so I’m officially done with Glee.
Well, given how Tina has been acting lately, I’m glad they made her Scary…seems apt.
The thing is, the covers on this show are still fun. But some of the plots feel really lazy, crazy or downright mad. I miss when the show felt more…together
I think you wrote it wrong.
For the people saying Glee wasn’t endorsing/excusing what they made Tina do. They aren’t starting a conversation. They aren’t “exploring teen sexual assault.” Because they don’t even get that it’s a problem — evidenced by the folks now excusing the act. They made Blaine apologize for the love of god. Just like they made Kurt apologize to Karofsky after he stalked him, got mad that he didn’t reciprocate, and then attempted suicide (also presented without a trigger warning). Being a “dark comedy” doesn’t excuse this crap because ASSAULT ISN’T FUNNY OR DARK COMEDY MATERIAL especially in our rape apologist culture where there are already too many “jokes” flying around about rape and what people are allowed to do to othe people’s bodies. Glee isn’t subtle. When they wanna teach you a lesson, they beat you over the head with it. They are inadvertently teaching twisted notions of what is okay or excusable when you have a crush, because they don’t get that this is wrong. People need to stop excusing their crap and pretending they are the only ones who are smart enough to get Glee’s “brilliant and nuanced” story telling when in fact they are the few who refuse to get it. Meta the fuck out of whatever else you want, but don’t use your faux intellectual fellatio to excuse this kind of blatant irresponsible story telling that will no doubt lead to even more problematic ideas in the minds of our youth!
True. When Glee wants to teach a lesson they actually have characters voice that lesson didactically. It’s almost insulting to the viewer’s intelligence. This is not that. This is clear evidence that they still don’t get it, even after experts and top media outlets tried to explain to them what was wrong with the way the show treated the Karofsky story as you describe above.
In what way is it ‘not creepy’? When she sees him passed out, she strips his top open, mounts him and starts rubbing stuff into his bare chest. All while he is unconscious, all without his consent as he’s a fucking gay man!
To say it’s just about loneliness and sadness is a little reductive. Sure she’s sad and lonely, but she’s also crossed the line into frightening, stalking behavior including borderline sexual assault!
And then to make matters worse, they make HIM apologize for not reciprocating feelings he can’t have, or the actions that were being enacted upon him when he was fucking unconscious!
It IS creepy. It is very wrong. And as a plotline, it only makes any sense if the plan is to write Tina out by her being sent to prison or having a restraining order placed against her.
I personally have a lot of love and respect for Glee usually, but this plotline is incredibly off and the idea that there is nothing wrong with Tina’s actions seems completely blind.
Omg I read that this happened, but figured how wrong it was might have been exaggerated for comic value in the review. But WTF! Who the hell wrote this into a fluffy show like GLEE and thought it was okay?
For those not sure what is occurring, Tina, inexplicably as she knows that he is gay as all get out, has developed a crush on Blaine. However, it’s more of a stalking than a crush.
After having already revealed that she’s been following him everywhere and taking notes on how many times he sniffs and deducing that he might be coming down with a cold and making him a care package. Round his place, Blaine, exhausted, falls asleep as Tina confesses her frankly ridiculous and non-sensical in the story of GLEE ‘love’ for Blaine (unless they are genuinely trying to write her out as a freakin’ PSYCHOPATH).
Instead of leaving, or some slight touching pausing at the door shit, she fucking straddles him, pops open his shirt and starts rubbing vapo-rub into his chest!
I mean, come on? The only thing she didn’t do was roofie the poor guy…unless there’s something in that there vapo-rub.
What writer thought that this plot line made sense at all, or that this was okay for the characters and themes and feel of GLEE?
Maybe they’re trying to worm their way into Ryan Murphy’s other show, American Horror Story, by showing just how creepy they can make a character.
IN WHAT SHOW DOES CURLY BLAINE NOT WEAR CLOTHES?!?!?! I MUST KNOW THIS!
What, because they have gay and lesbian characters they can’t have a trans one? Like there’s a quota on equal representation?
So they come up with a great plot line about a type of person that is next to never shown on national/international TV and they’re to go, “Oh, but we hit our Queer Quota with that lesbian kiss three episodes ago…ah, dang it, let’s just mae him a darn-tootin’ All-American white dude, dagnabbit!”?
Seriously, if gay and lesbians are seeing a much greater acceptance in the media and the world at large, then Trans people are becoming the new Gay: what’s worse, they often get treated as such by those within their own community too.
And to anyone who deplores it as ‘political correctness gone mad’ or ‘United Colors of Beneton’, seriously, wtf, equal representation means equal representation. How many other shows are 98% white men? So even if Glee wound up with a character representing every single minority, character type, trait, illness, disability, sexuality or whatever under the rainbow, we shouldn’t have a problem with it. As long as the story works with that, the drama is good, and in this case the songs are great, what does it matter?
So get over yourself, they want a Trans character, they can damn well have a Trans character.
Oh, and P.S. I’m pretty certain the kid playing that character is Trans, if I heard correctly about the Glee Project thing (admittedly, could be wrong, I never watched it)
Okay, this episode has just aired in the UK; an episode that had much talk about it when it aired in the US due to it’s upfront handling of the homophobic bullying topic, and the depression it causes affected students.
Before I go into my response to this, I have a confession to make: I was planning on writing an article that wouldn’t slate the episode exactly, but would suggest that they maybe missed the point and faked out at the last minute with an oddly stereotypical resolution.
This was partly because I had the gay bullying part of this episodes plot spoiled for me. I must now warn…THERE WILL BE SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE, OR ANY OF GLEE SEASON 2, STOP READING NOW.
I had been led to believe that upon Kurt confronting his tormentor, who has been subjecting him to increasingly violent taunts since season 1, the bully reacts by kissing Kurt and that was the resolution to the plot.
This is not entirely true.
Not that this forgives me my part in jumping to the conclusion and wanting to write an article about Hollywood and US TV’s odd stereotype that all homophobic bullies are secretly gay themselves (it most notably occured in Buffy, where he comes out and turns into a nice guy).
The truth is, I should have seen the episode first. Had I done so the article would never have reached as far in my mind, and my computers saved files, as it did.
Because in actual fact, the story is not resolved. In fact, it seems to be a perilous, spiralling trajectory, which could prove dangerous to all involved.
Also, praise must go to the writers. Although they do use the stereotypical trope of the shamed gay homophobic bully, they do so in an original and powerful way, showing the dangers of a society that mocks, shuns or simply makes invisible the lives of LGBT individuals.
Further, the fact that the episode and characters largely completely ignores the homophobic bullying; especially after Kurt calls out Will Schuester on doing just that, serves as a powerful and shaming mirror for what the establishment is really like with gay teenagers.
Finally, how can mention not go out to the brilliant actors in this drama within a comedy-musical-drama-slapstick-crazy show. Chris Colfer continues to prove an absolute revelation in his portrayal of Kurt Hummel. Both confident and brave, yet vulnerable and terrified, Colfer embodies not just Kurt but the plight of gay teenagers the world over, suffering unnecessary abuse from their appears, and ignorance from their supposed protectors. And Kurt’s reaction to the kiss, for a gay viewer, was one of the most powerful and emotional moments seen on TV in recent years.
Max Adler also has a few moments to show some depth to the bully (Dave Karowski). He shows the character’s conflicted internal struggle through the use of ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em’ facial expressions in such a manner that you can’t help but actually feel a little sorry for him.
And the introduction of Blaine (Darren Criss)…well, where was my Blaine Anderson in school. Worldly yet youthful, brave and charismatic, he’s everything we wished we were and everything we wanted all in one. And this being Glee, a strong light of hope for Kurt to look toward.
The episode makes it clear that the problem of the homophobic bullying is far from over, and could get a lot worse before it gets better. But I’m glad it’s being shown, on a prime time family show slot like Glee.
Perhaps it can shine a light on a topic so often kept in the dark.