The Tuesday, November 9th, episode of Glee on Fox focused on the deflowering of two couples, straight pairing Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) and the not-so-ambiguously gay duo, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine. (Darren Criss)
The allegedly controversy sex scene took place at the very end of the show and was actually extremely tame. I’ve seen worse sex scenes on The O.C., Degrassi and even The Vampire Diaries. And by worse, I mean, not a big deal at all.
Of course the Parents Television Council of radical uptight virgins was absolutely livid. I’m sure lines like “You’re special, you know how I know that? Cause I’m gonna give you something that no one else is ever gonna get,” out of Lea Michele’s normally sensible character didn’t help.
The PTC’s real issue had to be with the gay aspect of it, because as far as sex scenes, it was all implied. There was no nudity, not even a bare back or male chest. Nada. Just a fireplace, cutscenes to McKinley’s production of Westside Story, and some mild kissing.
The Prissy Tight-C**t (PTC) group called the genders of the couples in episode five of season two, called “The First Time,” completely irrelevant. Their president, Tim Winter, who also bashed Ryan Murphy’s previous show Nip/Tuck in his statement, told the press:
“Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.”
Hush, Tim Winter, why do you have to shit all over Glee? It’s not even that good anymore though this episode was pretty decent if only because I got to see Naya Rivera as Anita in Westside Story, singing “I like to be in America.”
…I say that without a hint of malice. I truly love musicals, though I hate assholes who think that we should simply ignore sex on television and act like it doesn’t happen. This isn’t the 50s.
[Watch the full episode HERE, to see what the fuss is about]