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.
The hard realities of New York life continues to affect our heroes’ sex lives: Sam and Mercedes discuss it, Artie is having too much of it and, well, Klaine aren’t having any. Bu all in all, from sailor suits to bubble butts, Glee this week left us with a huge smile on our face.
5. Hello Sailor! This week opens with a throwback venereal-disease PSA featuring the men of Glee in vintage sailor suits. Their plucky reactions to the horrors of STDs (and Blaine’s cheery reaction to being called a “dapper homosexual”) was just too charming. We love it.
4. Bad Thoughts When Blaine Shoves An Entire Cronut In His Mouth. We’re sorry, we’re awful. But come on—watching him shove and entire cronut in his mouth was just too much.
3. Welcome Back Glee’s Favorite Guest Star: Blaine’s Butt. Blaine’s perfectly round ass was celebrated by various characters in seasons past. It made its big NYC debut last night in a pants-splitting moments. Unfortunately, Blaine’s bubble butt caused drama for him this episode—giving him body image issues, creating a rift between him and Kurt, and leading him to go on a diet.
Embrace your booty, Blaine. We certainly want to.
2. Announcing New Guest Star: Kurt’s Biceps. In fact, Kurt’s whole body. We’ve been getting peeks at Kurt’s new physique for a while now, but this episode really brought it into focus. Boxer-brief clad Kurt doing pushups (because all TV men wear boxers), the boys of the combat class admiring his looks and Kurt himself talking about his newfound confidence during his voice-over.
We’re glad his new buffness didn’t cause a permanent rift between him and Blaine, because we’re expecting a lot more shirtless Kurt scenes in the future.
1. Love Is A Battlefield. The Klaine tension was delicious and refreshingly realistic this episode. (Yes, when two men get together there can be a sense of competition.) It was perfectly encapsulated in their duet to Pat Benatar’s “Love Is A Battlefield,” and some well-choreographed stage combat. Their heartfelt discussion about Blaine’s worries and emotions, and Kurt’s reassurances, were icing on the cake. Just keep that cake away from Blaine—he’s going on a cleanse.