Weekly Gleek: Drama Queens, Dancin’ Queens, Prom Queens

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Weekly Gleek: Drama Queens, Dancin’ Queens, Prom Queens

Brittana Faberry and Klaine, oh my! Can you even tell when it’s May Sweeps on Glee?! I’ve tried my best not to let every column of your Weekly Gleek be utterly dominated by my personal bias toward all things Faberry; but after last night’s episode, if I were to lead with anything else I’d have an angry tumblr mob after my blood, so why fight it? I am 100% confident that Ryan Murphy never intended for his two main female leads to end up having more chemistry with each other than with the boy they are supposed to be fighting over; but clearly, that ship has sailed (pun intended). No wonder the Tea Party is so terrified of this show; it makes it impossible for them to ignore the fact that the gays are everywhere! The prom queen, the tough football player, the cheerleaders—no one is safe from the touch of the pink mafia around here. That’s right. Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton, because you are nowhere near the top of the line to be queen.

This episode was so packed with gooey gay goodness, I think I will have to break my usual no-recapping rule and give you a line-by-line breakdown of all the gayness we have to celebrate today. It’s big. You may want to go get a vegan soy latte and settle down for the ride. First off, it seems that many people were distressed by the choice of the Rebecca Black song “Friday” as a New Directions number…

Do we need some schooling on the boundless joy of kitsch, bois & grrlz? Anybody seriously think the writers were sitting around brainstorming the musical selections for this episode, and someone said, “You know what’s an amazing song? Friday!” No, children, this is not the Disney Channel. This is musical irony at its best. They even started off the episode by having Sue Sylvester recap the worst musical numbers the New Directions have ever performed, specifically barring them from performing said numbers at the Prom—and the list began with Run Joey Run and the Hair/Crazy in Love mashup from last year, which, you may recall, were both intentionally awful. Because when you do kitsch, you gotta make it so bad, it’s good. No one’s suggesting these songs are Grammy contenders. Let’s just all stay calm and enjoy the silly irony,



Comments [7]

fiddler's picture

You make a well thought out

You make a well thought out case for "Faberry".  From your lips to Ryan Murphy's ears. 

other thoughts:  Tribeca?  really? who knew.

and was Puck attempting to fly during the "fun fun fun" section of the Friday song?

 

Conlite's picture

Well I called it right - Kurt

Well I called it right - Kurt wins prom queen!  Sad, however that it was through a practical joke.  Glad that it worked out ok in the end.

Terribly worried now that the funeral next week will be after Dave K. commits suicide over closeted despair.

Also, people are freaking out over "Friday", but "Dancing Queen" by ABBA is OK?  I so do not understand pop culture.

Robin Rigby's picture

Where did you hear the

Where did you hear the spoiler about the funeral episode? I kind of guessed that might be the way that ep would play out. 

Conlite's picture

I didn't hear it anywhere -

I didn't hear it anywhere - I'm making it up.  I'm just worried I might be right!  (Is this how rumours get started?)

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

ABBA = kitsch deity

dude, abba is high kitsch. how can you hate? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c

...now tell me that didn't make you squee... Wink

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)

Conlite's picture

I don't hate ABBA - I'm

I don't hate ABBA - I'm British!  I was raised on them!  But if people are going to get uptight about kitsch, they really aught to be included - well at least that song anyway.

Smile

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

ahh...

ok, I get what you mean. for what it's worth, my impression is not that people were anti-kitsch; but more that the rebecca black song was too new to have been properly identified as a cult/kitsch thing, and people thought they were actually supposed to be taking it seriously. whereas with abba, there is no question of the kitsch factor! when you are introduced to the world through eurovision, no explanation is needed ;p <3

"We're all born naked. The rest is drag."
--RuPaul (appropriating Judith Butler for the masses...)