Well, by now we’ve all see Glee cast members creating a quite a stir with their “sexy photo shoot” for the November GQ. Not long after the sexy pics, which I say Lea Michele was singled out as the most, tarty, The Parents Television Council, conservatives, fired back saying the shoot “borders on pedophilia”. Really?!? Some people just don’t get it and I’m not saying the PTC is entitled to their opinion. I think it’s quite clear Glee isn’t exactly a family show. And I mean family show as in Home Improvement or The Cosby Show. The show tackles many contemporary teen issues: sexuality, teen pregnancy, drug/alcohol abuse, fitting in, etc.
For GQ capitalize on it’s good-looking stars in a sexy photo shoot set in a high school is genius! All of the actors involved, Michele, Cory Montieth, and Diane Argon, are in their mid to late 20’s, so the issue of them participating shouldn’t be scrutinized. That is, until a story just broke that Argon is now expressing regret over the photos; she thinks the photos have caused Gleeks to be “hurt” and “uncomfortable”; here’s a quote:
“perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions,” but pointed out that “in the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans…we are not the first.”
And she’s right, so why make a fuss? Glee is a popular show and the more publicity, however scandalous it is, the better. Positivity and negativity go hand in hand, so Gleeks shouldn’t feel cheated by Rachel, Finn, and Quinn. I personally love the pictures; a little sexiness never hurts.
Oh and don’t worry, a complete analysis of next week’s Rocky Horror Glee Show is on the agenda!