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 has kept it gay for the past 99 episodes, and last night, Number 100, proved no exception: April Rhodes comes back to talk about Klaine’s wedding-night lovemaking, the Unholy Trinity reunite and Britt is looking for a way back into Santana’s life (and pants).
5. Welcome Back Unholy Trinity. When Quinn, Brittany, and Santana first appeared on Glee they did a sexy but demure “Say A Little Prayer”—boy have things changed in three years. The girls are still in cheerleader outfits, but intercut with sexy backlit moments gyrating in their undies.
4. Diva-Off. Is it far to say we’re sick of the diva-off trope? Why do Rachel and Mercedes—who are both having their own very different successes—care anymore? It was nice to get to hear Mercedes on “Defying Gravity,” sure, but we’re sad that Kurt gets pushed to the side in a song that’s iconic for him.
3. April Rhodes Talks Sodomy. We love having booze-swigging April back in the Glee fold, if only for two episodes. She gifts Kurt and Blaine with some homemade hooch to “take the edge off their wedding-night sodomy.” Oh April, The boys didn’t exactly save themselves. Not that they’re giving back the free booze.
2. Brittana Returns! First Brittany and Santana are all over each other in the Unholy Trinity number, then Santana gets Britt up and dancing again in a “Valerie” cover. And Santana is there for Britt emotionally, too, encouraging her not to get lost at MIT. “I just wish that I could have my old life back — where I wasn’t a mathematical genius and all I wanted to do was to scissor you and to talk to my cat.”
1. … And They Kiss! Not a cheesy peck, either. Britt lays on one Santana while they’re talking, and then explains that she’s seen the world and knows Santana is right for her and she’s there if Santana wants her. Swoon!
Can they really get back together or has Santana finally moved on? That’s the soap-opera cliffhanger for the next episode, unfortunately.
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