The following article contains spoilers. You’ve been warned.
Hey everyone! I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted to write this review for y’all. Do you know why? Because teenage sex
! And homosexual sex
! And does it get any more controversial than teenage homosexual sex
If it does, then I don’t want to know about it.
Anyway, this week’s episode of "Glee" was set to the music of "West Side Story," which emulates perfectly the forbidden love of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Pyramus and Thisbe story?
As was dramatized
in previews and therefore on the Internet
… this week was a week of firsts. First time to shock us? No. First time to push the barriers? No.
But it was the first time that two of the couples on the show had sex
Cutie pie Blaine
has been dating Kurt
for a while, pushing the bounds of appropriateness on network television for a season or more. At the same time, Rachel
have had an on-again-off-again relationship that has weathered the storms of teenage pregnancy (Finn’s girlfriend was pregnant with his best friend’s baby), identity issues (Rachel’s biological mother Shelby has been in and out... oh, and, by the way,
is the adoptive mama of Quinn’s baby), and general teenaged messiness.
There are probably eight thousand things I could grab onto in this episode, but personally, there’s only one hook for me. No, it’s not the gay thing… I’m sure much has already been said about that.
For this prude
chica, it’s all about the teen sex.
Gay, straight, lesbian, or bi, when did it become appropriate for teens
to have sex with each other on prime time TV? Is this really the message that we want to send to our kids? That teenage relationships are as mysterious and wonderful as Shakespeare made them out to be?
Teenage sex leads to depression
and other crappy stuff
. Why is Hollywood trying to romanticize teenage relationships? Yeah, two couples (one gay, one straight) on the show gave themselves to one another, but will they be together in ten years?
Gay or straight, Hollywood should not be romanticizing sex amongst teenagers.