How Gay Was ‘Glee’?: The Role You Were Born To Play

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Sad, scrapbooking Blaine.

We know 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.

We’ve had weeks to dry our tears from the big bad breakups and move on to ….. Grease! In the first of two episodes devoted to the iconic musical we get a glimpse of Blaine’s emotional state, Finn’s new role and finally jump into some controversial gender-related dilemmas.

1. Hopelessly Devoted To Klaine. Blaine Anderson is a mess, you guys. While his “Hopelessly Devoted To You” was near vocal perfection, it was also part of a major breakdown that is keeping him from taking on his obviously deserved role as Danny Zuko.

2. Also Blaine Is A Great Scapbooker. As evidenced in his well-put-together Kurt-centric scrapbook that he caresses during this solo. It might border on a tad creepy but we’re willing to write it into the sweet colum on account of the heartbreak.

3. “We talked about spending the rest of our lives together, about retiring in Provincetown, and buying a lighthouse, and starting an artist colony.” Enough said, Klaine.

4. Trans Is The Word. At least the word Glee keeps skirting around in regard to Unique.  This episode focused on her desire to play Rizzo in the musical and the warrning factions surrounding that decisions.  Sue is opposed and goes off the deep end with offensive gender identity bashing, while Finn champions Unique and gives her the role. The episode offered one of the first non-sassy glimpses into Unique’s identity as she opened up to Finn about not feeling comfortable in mens clothing seemingly ever, but unable to fully live as a woman in the environment they’re in.

5. Is There A Ship Name For Finn/Ryder? Because we’re going to go there.  Ryder is a sophomore recruit to the Glee club mentored by Finn.  It seems all Finn ever learned from Schue it seems is how to be an inappropriately creepy father figure to younger men in the same of turning them into a man.  Yikes.  But also… sexy?