The girls in the Glee cast can officially be crossed off the “role model for teens list,” along with the slew of ex-musketeers. The recent raunchy GQ shoot left little to the imagination for any hard up high school student or any other man reading the mag, which looked a lot more like an issue of Maxim. Glee has definitely turned up the volume on sexuality this season with lesbian kissing scenes, the Britney Spears episode (in its entirety) and football team banging cheerleaders. Add this season’s off-color comments about the handicapped, Asians, Jew fros, and praying to Grilled Cheesus and you’re watching adult TV.
But moms and the media are freaking over the connotations and overt sexuality and of course the photoshoot. Don’t get me wrong, the photoshoot was a blatant cry for perverted male viewers who surf barely legal sites and hang around playgrounds. But, looking at the bigger picture: Who said Glee was a family show? I don’t remember it being touted as a show about high school for “high schoolers.” A great show with innovative story lines, likable (and hatable) characters, and some incredible Broadway style numbers? Sure, but it’s not family fare. Aren’t adults aloud to watch something about teens without the whole world getting their panties in a bunch over who its influencing? These teens aren’t exactly the cast of Dawson’s Creek. If your kids aren’t ready for teen pregnancy, homosexual awareness, and experimentation, then set your tivo, but really all the rants have got even me ranting.