This is going to be a game changer in more ways that one.
Posted by: Mike | Nov 5, 2010 5:49:11 PM
Where are the girls?
Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 5, 2010 5:50:01 PM
Murdoch sure doesn't mind making money from gay people, does he?
Posted by: Dale Fecker | Nov 5, 2010 5:50:49 PM
Thinks do get better. For us as individuals over our personal journey and for society over time. When I was in high school, gay characters on tv were nothing but nightmares. Gay high school boys today can see a delicious dream on the tube. That's better.
Posted by: Patrick | Nov 5, 2010 5:57:00 PM
I went to an all-boys prep high, and ALL the guys had to do choral routines, so this is totally a memory refresher. None of us were as good as these guys though! Amazingly cool harmony of male voices is priceless. College glee clubs and men's choirs send me over the edge.
Posted by: daniel O'Neil | Nov 5, 2010 5:57:57 PM
OMG totally ADORABLE! sent shivers down my spine. Somehow reminds me of my high school crush and the feelings I never got to express when I was at that age... Chris Kofler and Glee ROCKS!
Posted by: zeke | Nov 5, 2010 6:03:36 PM
"Murdoch sure doesn't mind making money from gay people, does he?"
Making money TWICE. Once on Glee and again, later, on Fox News where they exploit fear of what Glee shows.
Posted by: BobN | Nov 5, 2010 6:10:08 PM
Because I am gay, love theater and musical theater, belting and big voices like La LuPone, am I supposed to like this too? Because I don't get this, the series nor the scene. Give me a Broadway belter and big emotions and I'm totally into it, but I didn't get any emotions from this. So sorry to write this.
Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 5, 2010 6:15:42 PM
Wholesome and handsome.
What a delght!
Posted by: Derek | Nov 5, 2010 6:19:39 PM
Simply awesome. Can't wait to see the full episode.
Posted by: David in Houston | Nov 5, 2010 6:26:47 PM
How is this gay? It's a group of men singing a song. It could be an all-male, straight-laced church choir for all you know.
The fact that you latch onto this for validation is further proof that you've lost it as a community. You are desperate and grasping.
The simple fact is that Glee is not a gay-friendly show. It's a show that has avoided showing male-male intimacy beyond the platonic. It has never shown a male-male kiss, for instance.
Glee is like Obama. Promise everything, deliver nothing. Suckers, the lot of you.
Posted by: jason | Nov 5, 2010 6:29:48 PM
So, Matt, you're basically saying that clip wasn't gay enough. Bravo, man. Bravo.
@Jason: That was a very odd post. Are you gay? Not gay? What's the deal? You seem to exclude yourself from the gay community, yet you're commenting on a blog aimed at that community. FYI, it was announced that that kid singing would be Kurt's first kiss, and his gay mentor. Hope that clears it up.
Posted by: Jon B | Nov 5, 2010 6:44:56 PM
Jason, I don't know any church choirs that sing about skin-tight jeans and teenage dreams. The lyrics, the whole thing is overtly homoerotic. Rather a surprising promotion from the parent company of Fox News.
Everything on Television is a carefully manufactured lie designed to first strip you of your desire to think for yourself, and then sell you shit you don't need. Just don't watch.
Posted by: Dale Fecker | Nov 5, 2010 6:49:36 PM
Kind of bitter-sweet, like History Boys; Preppy love that dare not speak it's name. I teeter-totter back and forth, charmed and embarrassed by the sentimentality.
Posted by: Jim R | Nov 5, 2010 6:50:24 PM
Things like this make me smile. I didn't love the song, but who cares? Something like this on prime-time television when I was a kid (and it's not all that long ago!) wouldn't have even been thinkable. I wouldn't have dared to imagine this!
A plot line involving a gay high school romance? We've come a long way, baby. And anytime the bigots get annoyingly loud, just look around at examples like this. No question, we still have battles to fight, but the final outcome of the war is as clear as day. The bigots are losing, and it most be driving them insane (I mean, even more insane than they already were).
Who was Kurt supposed to have that guy on guy kiss with? He's the only out kid in that smalltown Ohio school. I think this episode arc is supposed to rectify the situation and get Kurt an honest-to-god boyfriend. Glee has done more to address the loneliness and isolation that gay youth feel and it has done it in a very positive way. Haters should go away and let the Gleeks enjoy this slice of heaven.
Posted by: jamesintoronto | Nov 5, 2010 6:52:52 PM
Jason, this episode is entitled "Never been Kissed". I have a feeling our teenage Kurt will be experiencing his first one on Tuesday.
Posted by: Todd Merrell | Nov 5, 2010 6:54:42 PM
@Robert No, my point was I didn't get any emotions from the song, leading voice, acting, the whole scene (nor series). So, perhaps it wasn't gay enough, although I get lots out of straight movies, plays, songs, duets. I simply think this scene has nothing to give. It is just my opinion. I don't have to like it. I was only thinking am I missing sth when everyone is writing how wonderful and full of emotions the clip is.
Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 5, 2010 7:02:00 PM
Very well done, Chris Colfer is adorable and lucky him getting to snog that lead guy! Better than any of the other guys that have been rumored to be his first kiss.
"How is this gay?"
The stupid, it is strong in Jason. It's gay because the GAY CHARACTER is being flirted with and sung to by another guy. Normally, I'd say "It's too subtle for someone like Jason", but typically GLEE, it's not even bothering with the subtle part.
"Everything on Television is a carefully manufactured lie designed to first strip you of your desire to think for yourself, and then sell you shit you don't need. Just don't watch"
ZZZZZZZZ. Sorry you tedious, moralizing windbag, I *will* watch television shows and *still* have my brains and wits about me. I download the BitTorrents of all the shows I watch, they have all the commercials stripped out of them.
Besides, dimwit, merely logging on to Andy's ad-infested site makes you complicit in what you're decrying.