Category Archives: Fandom
Glee released its first character breakdown yesterday, announcing the new roles Glee is casting for their final shortened season 6. Big surprise, all these new characters are high schoolers, 3 of the 5 characters are male, including another gay male character. I am going to place my bets right now that role will be cast as a white gay male.
I laughed a little at the Twitter outrage when TVLine made the casting information public this morning. More males, another gay male, no queer women… Why is anyone surprised? This is Glee, and history doesn’t lie. Glee has never really cared about telling the stories of queer women. The entire series has evolved into a disappointing homage to white men.
Faking It. From such tentative potential after what sounded horrible, the season finale could not possibly have ended any worse. In those final seconds–with Amy (Rita Volk) and Liam’s (Gregg Sulkin) hook up–it really became a lesbian’s worst nightmare.
Covington states in a recent interview that his heart is in the right place and he comes from the same community. First, good intentions can still result in terrible actions. Secondly, he doesn’t come from the same community, as he so vividly demonstrated with Faking It’s season finale. Queer women are exploited by men–straight and apparently gay showrunners–by using these tired lesbian sleeps with man tropes, queer baiting and double standards.
Well, tomorrow is the night. If you believe the spoilers, Brittana will actually talk to each other and possibly reunite in some capacity during Glee’s 100th episode. (Let’s also just hope like hell this isn’t Naya Rivera’s last episode—or Heather Morris’ for that matter.)
While Glee can never completely make up for the appalling way Brittana and Brittana fans repeatedly end up on the fast track to heartbreak in the past, I hope they take this opportunity to do better by giving Brittana something meaningful. They’ve got all our hopes up. After all, they sure look cute in this new promo picture!
And are great on Brittana’s remix of “Valerie.”
No, this has nothing to do with True Detective, though I’ve heard good things, nor True Blood, specifically. This has to do with appropriating what it means to be a ‘true’ fan.
In a growing stream of artists called out for racism, Katy Perry’s American Music Awards Performance has been called into question. For those of you who missed it, Perry performed her song, “Unconditionally” dressed in a kimono, surrounded by a mix of Japanese and other borrowed Asian cultural elements.
To add to the growing body of literature, this morning Glee announced it was going to allow fans to vote to choose what songs the new New Directions should ruin next. Well, that’s not exactly what they’re doing, but that’s really the result. To celebrate its 100th episode, Glee allows fans to vote on 10 past performances to include in this upcoming episode. The travesty: the new members of New Directions will be performing the remixed versions of old favorite songs in the upcoming season 5 episode. (See edit below.)