“Glee” Takes On Gay Bullying And Kurt Finds The Preppie Of His Dreams
Last night’s episode of “Glee” was glorious, and not just because it marked Puck’s return from juvie. It was glorious because Kurt found his high school soul mate, prep-school blazer-wearing Blaine. Not only does Blaine look a little bit like young Elvis, but he also can sing! Here, his version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” So how did he meet this cutie?Sick of getting pushed around by football meanie Karofsky—after all, gay bullying is big on people’s minds these days—Kurt makes a little trip to a nearby all-boys school, Dalton Academy. And thus, he meets Blaine, one of their glee club’s stars.
Back at McKinley High, Kurt is inspired to confront bully Karofsky in the locker room. “You can’t punch the gay out me,” he says in perhaps the best line ever. And then in a surprise twist, Karofsky plants one on him. It would have been a glory moment—realizing that his bully tormented him out of fear of himself and self-loathing rather than hate. But it turns out this was Kurt’s first kiss. Which just isn’t fair.
What did you think of last night’s episode? Did “Glee” handle the issue of gay bullying well? And more importantly, do you think Kurt and Blaine will last?