I love Glee, and think it’s one of the most important TV shows for years, it’s like sing-a-long-a-cultural-issue; gays, homophobia, religion, teenage pregnancy and more have been covered. Plus there’s Jane Lynch. What’s not to love?
Recent episodes (SPOILER WARNING!) have introduced something known as Barfie and the lesbians ain’t pleased. Brittany and Santana had, since the first season, been BFFs with benefits. They hold hand in the corridors, Santana’s only soft spot seems to be for her bestie and they cuddle up together. They even have their own nickname – Brittana. Then, they snogged. On a bed. And we lost many young lesbians in an explosion of hormones.
However, the powers that be have changed the Brittana landscape. Those lesbians who survived The Snog heard Santana say that she “didn’t want to make lady babies” with Brit and was just using her for sex until Puck was available. She even used the work ‘scissor’ at one stage, oh my!
From the bizarre to the ridiculous. Brittany started to date Artie, coining the aforementioned Barfie. So what’s the what? Are they lovers, friends, teasing us, teasing each other? Don’t give me any jip about fluid sexuality, this is serious!
When interviewed by E! Naya Rivera, who plays Santana
I think ultimately they are best best friends, and as far as [Santana's] sexuality, that’s one of the great mysteries of the show, and I appreciate that. But I would like for them to maybe pick a side.
As far as seating order, some of the fans are upset that we’re not together anymore. But I feel like they have to understand that the characters are going through different changes and some people are going to date other people for a little bit. At the end of the day, Brittany and Santana are always going to be best friends, and as far as what they are going to do with their relationship, it’s up to writers, but I would love to represent.
Queen Jane Lynch told AfterEllen
It’s so much fun to have a lesbian relationship. Well, what I think is great about it is that there, and also you might be too young for this, but they are just very open about sexuality. I love that they grab each other’s hands and stuff like that. I think what it does is kind of shows that sexuality many times is not black and white there are a lot of grey areas.
What do you think? Are they lesbians, bisexual, to that defy categorisation? Is it actually more interesting that we have to guess? Or ultimately, does it matter?