Is the show shying away from PDA's for its main gay couple?
First, I'd like to say that I enjoy watching Glee every week.
The kids are amazingly talented, I love the music, and always enjoyed shows that sent messages to teens to help them get through the years of high school that can be tough for any teen.
My daughter runs a review site for Glee, and she is seeing a lot of teens complaining about the lack of public displays of affection (PDA's) between the main gay couple on the show, Kurt and Blaine.
Kurt is my favorite character and in my opinion, the actor who plays him, Chris Colfer is the most talented actor, singer, and performer.
I was delighted to see him win an Emmy for his wonderful portrayal of Kurt. My daughter paid close attention tonight and also noticed that while they showed plenty of PDA's from the heterosexual teens, there seemed to be a lack of affection between Kurt and Blaine.
I told her I thought that it might be that the creator of Glee, Ryan Murphy, might be looking at it from a ratings point of view. He might not want to show something that some of Glee's fans might find...uncomforable.
We talked about the age groups that watch the show and she said a lot of the gay teens are grateful to have that show as a way to be encouraged about being a gay teen and that they are not alone.
I think it's also a great way for straight teens to get to know and understand their classmates that are gay.
When I was a kid, married couples slept in twin beds, so things have changed a lot on television, but I still think that while Ryan Murphy's brilliance shows in his creation of the show Glee, it also shows he is a smart TV executive who knows how far to push the envelope.
I'd like to know what Glee fans think, young and old alike.
Is there not enough PDA on the show? Would it make you turn the show off if there were more? Does it matter either way?