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Glee's Darren Criss and Chris Colfer duet on "Baby It's Cold Outside" in a preview from Glee's holiday episode.

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  1. Some have mentioned the imbalance of fem/butch portrayals in TV/movies IN GENERAL. I don't think any one show should be expected to redress this by using exclusively butch gay characters. I only think screenwriters should be fair for their particular show. And I think Glee does represent the spectrum: the closeted jock, Karofsky, and the two characters who are out, Kurt and Blain. So what's the problem? By the way, a lot of straight male viewers might not find Kurt annoying at all. You'd be surprised.

    Posted by: Phil | Dec 3, 2010 12:40:41 PM


  2. Let me get all these Goldie Locks and the Three Bears comments ( heehee) right-it's "TOO gay and nellie "-it's not sexy enough - no chemistry" etc. etc etc. On a day when all the news media is covering hearings on DADT -we see two high school TEENS yes -they are playing 16-17 year olds ( and remember guys -Kurt was just "kissed " a few episodes ago. ) In a room at The Dalton Academy sing a DUET to a classic Hollywood LOVE SONG- an old fashioned song of flirting and slow seduction if you will). AND this is going to be shown on NETWORK TV during PRIME TIME and horror of horror's on the episode that honors the celebration of our lord JEEBUS's birth .The Christmas show -and you guys can't see the historic impact of this because one doesn't fit your own personal definition of how a 16 year old who is still exploring and finding their identify should act. Well this one's just right with me and this Goldie Locks is happy -the end

    Posted by: slippy | Dec 3, 2010 12:41:33 PM


  3. Kudos to Tim, notshychirev, A Scientist, FizziekruntNT, and the others who are open and accepting of all in our community. Stories on the same page as this one include a Portland, Oregon man beaten in anti-gay assault and the fact that we're still struggling to get support for the repeal of DADT. How can we expect the rest of the world to get over its prejudices if we can't get over our own?

    Posted by: Jay | Dec 3, 2010 12:41:44 PM


  4. Jay, I didn't read what you wrote before I posted. I should have. I could have just said "ditto".

    Excellent post.

    Posted by: Bobby | Dec 3, 2010 12:43:35 PM


  5. @ Jeff in NC I agree; Kurt and Kurofsky are the next super couple. I see Kurt helping Kurofsky "come out." Ryan Murphy hinted that Kurt's bf would be a football player, didn't he?

    Posted by: mad1026 | Dec 3, 2010 12:49:12 PM


  6. Some people just aren't happy. No gays, and they bitch. Give them gays, and they complain that they're too "nellie" or "butch" or "not perfect and above everyone else" or really, what this comes down to, "not just like me".

    There are a number of openly gay and bi male tv characters today; 90210, Southland, Spartacus, Glee, Torchwood all have gay/bi men....just regular guys who happen to be gay. Glee and Modern Family have guys on the feminine side of the spectrum. We have a decent variety, and we just keep getting more. I'm pretty happy about that.

    You just watched a video of two gay teens serenading each other. This is the second time Kurt has been serenaded by Blaine. Kurt is without a doubt the most well-rounded character on the show and I am thrilled to see this relationship developing each week. When else has this happened on network television?

    What more do you want? If you want to watch guys with no character just jump into bed with each other and fulfill some "butch male" stereotype or affectation, then go watch the soft-core porn shows known as "Dante's Cove" and "The Lair"... lots of sex and boring characters who just look pretty because they look like they stepped out of bad porn movies.

    Can we just accept that this is an important time on tv for this show and this character and be happy we have lots of different types of openly gay men on lots of different tv shows? Fine, if you don't like Kurt, watch another, you have options.

    I may not act like or be interested in a guy like Kurt, but that doesn't make him "bad". There's a reason Chris Colfer was nominated for an Emmy and ought to be nominated a second time around. That's what I care about, and I'm comfortable enough to enjoy him even at his nelliest.

    Posted by: DR | Dec 3, 2010 12:49:59 PM


  7. If the last sentence in my first post was a little vague, let me spell it out. Pose the question, "Could you imagine a roll in the hay with either Blain or Kurt?" A fem gay man might approach this film clip in a tolerant way and say, "Kurt?! Well, different strokes for different folks." Or a fem gay man might be annoyingly intolerant and say, "I don't find Kurt attractive, so they should cut the character from the show." When presented with the same question I posed above, the majority of male viewers, who are straight-identified, would give you an entirely different answer. Does that spell it out l-e-t-t-e-r b-y l-e-t-t-e-r?

    Posted by: Phil | Dec 3, 2010 1:00:24 PM


  8. Yeesh! Some seriously problematic anti-girly-boy sentiment on here. Great: you are "manly" or prefer "manly" guys. Good for you. It doesn't entitle you to be a douche!

    That said, yes, they have very little sexual chemistry. I wouldn't be surprised if they keep Criss around in a strictly mentorish role.

    Posted by: AdamA | Dec 3, 2010 1:04:06 PM


  9. internalized homophobia is such a turn-off. the more a guy tries to "act" or "appear" a certain way - instant boner killer.

    Posted by: JJ | Dec 3, 2010 1:06:13 PM


  10. Love this song, and this version! The fact that Darren Criss has such a positive attitude to 'all things gay' makes me like him all the more. Brava Divas!

    Posted by: Geoff | Dec 3, 2010 1:06:26 PM


  11. how about that "jock" on 90210? we've seen that played out so many times -esp in the 90s. zzzzzzz. i mean, id totally give it to him in his bum but wouldnt give him my #.

    Posted by: V | Dec 3, 2010 1:13:00 PM


  12. If there is a bigger group of jaded, negative, sour, bitter and constantly complaning group of "adults," on the internet, or anywhere else for that matter...I've never seen them!!

    Some people, are never ever satisfied!!

    Posted by: sitdownandshutup | Dec 3, 2010 1:15:32 PM


  13. The boy and girl in this clip are adorable

    Posted by: David | Dec 3, 2010 1:18:04 PM


  14. This is one of the awesome things I've ever seen on TV! To all the people who are just complaining and nitpicking, I have some news for you: people will still be talking about what a wonderful breakthrough this scene was 50 years from now. I wonder how many people, 50 years from now, will be talking about some angry and hypercritical comments on a blog? Millions of people all around the world are going to see this... and of the hundreds of thousands of gay teens who see it, it will give at least a few of them the inspiration to go on. It'll let them know that there is hope and that they're not alone. Who can knock that?

    Posted by: LARRY CRAIG (NOT THAT ONE) | Dec 3, 2010 1:25:17 PM


  15. Jeez, people... bitch, bitch, bitch.

    It's f*cking GLEE, for Chrissakes! I'm sure when Martin Scorsese directs and episode, it will be totally different, but until then, lighten up.

    For those of you who are upset at an effeminate gay person on TV... really? Where are you from that you've never seen one of these guys before? They're out there... I'm a bear, hang w/bears and some of those big, burly men open their mouths and make Kurt look like Dirty Harry. There's a great, big wonderful world of gays of all types out there--if we expect the rest of society to be accepting of us, we should be accepting of all of us.

    I found it charming and fun.

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 3, 2010 1:25:52 PM


  16. Well said GBM and Jay. Why all of the hate from other gays? Grow up! Embrace and celebrate all.

    Posted by: rob | Dec 3, 2010 1:27:10 PM


  17. @FizziekruntNT
    That's funny that you saw the hand-thing with Blaine as him trying to tell Kurt to tone down the hand motions. I saw it as Blaine caught up in the moment and wanting to also "pull" an Eva Peron and was caught unawares that he too was lifting his arm up, a la Eva, and forced himself to put it down. Too bad I already erased it and I can't go back to look, although it's probably on youtube.

    On another note, although this isn't new or news, but I find the gay community to be so self-hating and judgemental of each other. Kurt's voice and mannerisms are not being "played;" that is the way Chris Colfer speaks, PERIOD! I have seen him in interviews where he says he wishes he were more like Kurt, but the voice is the same. At any rate, his character and his acting have improved exponentially and he does an excellent job in the part.

    We should give it a rest and let it be. We should celebrate that there is even a character like this on TV, not knock it down.

    As far as the song itself, I have only listened to it once so far on the CD and there is more to it than this. Off the top of my head there is a line Kurt sings about a "cigarette," which I thought out of character, but most likely part of the original lyric.

    Posted by: Jeff in NC | Dec 3, 2010 1:34:16 PM


  18. I think the back and forth in the comments mirror what goes on in real life. Assimilate or embrace your difference? Acceptance by conforming to the majority view or acceptance by the majority coming to view all differences as good.

    Blaine can learn from Kurt how to be ok with being different and not confirm. Kurt can learn from Blaine about how to go along when it gets you what you want, and Dave can learn to accept others AND himself. EVERYONE can benefit from seeing that play out on national TV on a show mainly watched by teen girls (and middle-aged gay men for some unknown reason... LOL)

    Posted by: steve talbert | Dec 3, 2010 1:48:48 PM


  19. I'm surprised and saddened by the negativity towards feminine-acting guys here. If you don't like these qualities, then take a hike. Take your internalized homophobia elsewhere.

    Posted by: Ty | Dec 3, 2010 1:49:42 PM


  20. Also, I think they edited out the Lips Are Delicious comment so they could do away with the cigarette line.... No boys kissing and no teen smoking... they will get enough complaints just by what is being shown already...

    Posted by: steve talbert | Dec 3, 2010 1:51:11 PM


  21. I'm cool with Kurt's nellie-hood. It's not to my taste, but I don't have any more problem with him being a bit fey than I did with the character of Jack on Will & Grace.

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 3, 2010 1:53:29 PM


  22. PLUS.. they are signing AT SCHOOL where someone can come in at anytime... hence the glance over the shoulder before moving in closer. This is a good balance... otherwise, after kissing there won't be much more than full on sex.... LOL

    Posted by: steve talbert | Dec 3, 2010 1:53:39 PM


  23. @ MAD1026, yes.
    When it was first being "leaked" they said they were looking for a boyfriend for both Mercedes and Kurt and it was said that Kurt's would be a jock and they would end up being a "power couple" in the school.
    I'm glad that Darren Criss has been signed as a regular, because he is so totally cute (esp. in his Dalton jacket and slicked back hair), but I do think Karofsky will come to Kurt for help and we will see this tender side to him that Kurt will fall in love with. PLUS, it will be the most unexpected outcome b/c everyone thinks that Blaine will be his bf.
    This season was really sucking, IMHO, until recently and when Karofsky kissed him, I was really surprised and totally not expecting that. And, since he is such a big jock, no one will mess with him [when he comes out] and there will be less homophobia at the school b/c of him.

    Posted by: Jeff in NC | Dec 3, 2010 1:53:40 PM


  24. question? why can't this be taken for what is a simple song sung by guys. why do we always have to read roles. hidden meanings into everything. how can gay teens learn to love themselves , when we can't even get along on silly issues.

    Posted by: walter | Dec 3, 2010 2:02:45 PM


  25. @FizziekruntNT,
    Well, you're right. I found it on youtube and I see that Blaine was signaling Kurt not to do it and he doesn't, but at the end of the sing he just lifts up one hand.

    Posted by: Jeff in NC | Dec 3, 2010 2:02:56 PM


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