The First Time
GLEE SPOILERS AHEAD – Batten down the hatches!!
Rather predictably there has been controversy over the Glee episode which showed Kurt and Blaine losing their virginity. What is most controversial for me is that Glee has made millions of straight people all over the world think that gay sex requires you to be fully clothed; just look lovingly at your partner, hold hands, make sure the lighting is intimate and pop goes the cherry.
All cynicism aside it was a sweet moment and I take my hat off to Ryan “Glee Daddy” Murphy for showing that gay people go through the same stuff as our straight counterparts. The fact that the “will-we, am I ready, what will it mean” insecurities are blind to your sexuality will be an eye-opener for some people. You know the ones who think that all we do all day is either have sex or plan on having sex. GAY sex. He said:
Everybody has seen a straight couple losing their virginity, but has anyone dovetailed the gay and straight stories together and given them equal weight? That seemed like an exciting choice and a new thing.
Chris Colfer who plays Kurt as if you didn’t know added:
I think it’s a huge deal that this is the first time something like this has been shown on television, but I think it’s handled so delicately that I don’t think it will have quite the shock factor. [People will expect] this big, raunchy, suggestive, brainwashing storyline when really it’s very sweet.
We have also been promised a Brittana episode soon. The internetisphere was hopping last week when our girls held hands and spoke about sharing a bath (cute!). But people weren’t happy as there was no kiss, no physical intimacy at all. Given that Kurt and Blaine kiss in closet-less rooms, I think we can take it that Murph and co are actually sticking to character with Santana’s fear of being too open. There have been whispers, though, that everyone’s favourite HBIC will be throwing open the closet doors soon.
Glee constantly wows me with its open depiction of sexuality; lesbian, bisexual, gay, straight, young and not so young. Let’s not forget the wonderful Dot Marie Jones as coach Beiste, the perfect example of Murphy’s talent for taking a stock character and turning our expectations on their head. For her first time, she was achingly vulnerable, a big huggable eejit who just assumes no one would want her. Thank Murphy she’s been proved wrong.
We even had Karofsky back to show us that the destination may be the same, but everyone’s journey is different. Plus, how many straight people are Googling “bear cub” now? Brilliant!
There was only one negative for me and it’s something that I thought would wear off, but it’s not going anywhere. Who the hell is dressing Blaine? The dickie-bows I could take as an affectation, but lord love a duck, he looks ridiculous! Tapered trousers that stop and the ankle to reveal sockless feet? Even a lezzer like me knows a crime against fashion when I see one. As my wife said “lose the trooz”.