How Gay Was Glee?: Glease Edition

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The New Yorkers return to McKinley.

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.

Glee takes on Grease in full this week with an episode devoted to the school production and the various relationship woes still plaguing our favorites.  Plus they’re calling this episode “Glease,” which just sounds gay.  Come on Glee, you’re making our job too easy.

1. Ryder’s Hips. A newbie is finally making our gaycap, and it’s the winner of The Glee Project, who shimmies his way into our hearts with his hip-tastic “Greased Lightning” and “You’re The One That I Want” performances.  Why does his character have to to be straight and into boring Marley? We think he’d be a much better boyfriend for Unique.

2. Rizzo Denied. Speaking of Unique, after her triumphant casting as Rizzo last episode it all fall apart. Her parents catch wind and while they support her identity, they don’t want to put her in danger in Ohio and pull her out of the play.  She does as her parents wish, but sneaks into the auditorium and emotionally sings along as Santana covers her part.

3. Blaine Anderson Is An Angel. A Teen Angel at that. His white and silver tones costume was too good, and since it was practically the only thing he wrote in any scenes of consequence we got to appreciate it a lot.

4. Brittana Lives!  Sort of! Okay not really, but the girls did get to talk a little bit this episode and reveal that they still have strong feelings for each other, even if they aren’t going to be together. At least we got to see them genuinely smile and be happy to be in each other’s presence, which we couldn’t say for ….

5. Klaine.  Our hearts, ouch. After a very awkward encounter backstage and Blaine almost fumbling his Teen Angel scene when he catches Kurt’s eye in the audience, the two  finally actually exchange words post-breakup.  But not that many words. Blaine wants to talk to Kurt about the hook up that tore them apart, Kurt says he doesn’t care what Blaine has to say about it, their trust is broken. Luckily spoilers indicate that there’s a lot more to come for these too so we hopefully won’t need our hanky for long.