Tonight’s the night, you guys! Not one, but two of the teen couples on Glee–Kurt and Blaine, and Finn and Rachel–are going to lose their v-cards to each other. As you can imagine, a lot of people are stoked to watch their favorite characters take the next step in their relationships, but some people are less enthused, and those people are called the Parents Television Council.
“The fact that ‘Glee’ intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” PTC Boner-Killer-In-Chief Tim Winter told Fox in a statement. “The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and ‘Glee’ is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.”
For its part, the show did everything possible to make sure the sex scenes were filmed in a tasteful, responsible, and sensitive way. “I think it’s handled very sweetly and very emotionally,” Glee star Chris Colfer told CBS. “They’re expecting this big, raunchy, suggestive, brainwashing storyline when really it’s very sweet.” They even made the two dudes keep most of their clothes 0n, because it’s enough that America has to find out gay guys have sex with each other; to have them find out they take their clothes off for it too, well, that would simply be too much to process at once.
Here’s the thing: teenagers already know that sex exists. I’m pretty sure some of them are even having it right now. I don’t think this episode is going to convince any abstinence types to give up their purity rings, but maybe it will convince those who are already having (or considering having) sex to do it in a physically and emotionally safe way. I’m not a huge Glee fan, but I do admire the way it respects its teen viewers, and I have no doubt that will be on display in this episode.
(Via Fox News)