The “How Gay Was ‘Glee'” Recap: Kurt On A Stripper Pole and “Frenemies” Slapfight

When you ask “What’s so gay about Glee?” the obvious answer is “everything.” But we’re here to break down the queerest bits of Glee into bit-sized morsels for your enjoyment. Think of us as your gay cheat sheet to Glee fandom.

After a very long holidays hiatus, Glee is back and big changes are afoot in terms of focus, storylines and, of course, gayness.

glee-recap_612x3805. Apparently Glee writers don’t know how Broadway works. Despite being the star of a soon-to-premiere Broadway show, Rachel Berry is still working at a diner. Also, Funny Girls producers wait until the last minute to cast an understudy—and it’s Santana.  Sure, it’s a great PR hook for the musical and manufactures some serious drama for the series, but still.

slap glee4. How hot would Rachel/Santana sex be? Okay, so it was a pretty juicy conflict—one that ended with Rachel moving out. If Glee was a fanfic, the moment when Rachel slapped Santana would have been followed by a steamy kiss. Rantana? Sanchel? No matter what you call them, we’d like to see the ladies be lovers, not fighters, even if for just an episode or two.

santana glee3. Can talk about Santana’s dress during her audition? Wowza. Talk about clinging in all the right places.


pam grier2. Unique’s Nationals wigs. We’re gonna vote Pam Grier fabulousness over Anna Wintour chic. (Save Anna for graduation, girl!)

glees1. Touching You, Touching Me. Though we might be crucified by the Klaine Army, can we just say that Kurt and Starchild make a hot duo?

You have to appreciate Chris Colfer and Adam Lambert dancing, touching themselves and twirling on stripper poles to The Darkness’ “I Believe In A Thing Call Love” as part of a bonding exercise. It’s nice to have some gay bromance eye candy. Hey, we’re shallow.

Related: The “How Gay Was ‘Glee’?” Recap: Sequins, Sexy Santa and Kurt Hummel’s Hips