Readers Respond: Were the Sex Scenes on ‘Glee’ Tasteful – Or Too Much?
The episode, titled The First Time, sparked a heap of controversy before it even aired, drawing criticism from such groups as the Parents Television Council. “The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” said PTC president Tim Winter.
Since so many Celebuzz readers are also self-proclaimed Gleeks, we asked them on Facebook if they thought the sex scenes were tastefully executed or indeed “reprehensible.” Below, check out some of the top responses.
Gadis said: “i luv glee BUT…. that sex scene.. i would say yuck.. but i luv the ppl.”
Nathalie disagreed: “I thought it was very tastefully done. Very beautifully lighted too. I was a bit worried beforehand but I am very happy with the way they did it. A lot was left to the imagination and it’s the way it should have been handled for that show. :-)”
So did Maria: “Tasteful!!! well done, romantic, sweet. we didnt get to see anything, left to the imagination. nonetheless portrays a lot of teenagers experiences these days, thumbs up!”
Meaghan, meanwhile, felt the episode could have used a little more … you know: “I thought for sure they’d show a bit more, but some how i knew they wouldn’t show much with Kurt and Blaine. I know its a teen show but ….a little more could have been shown to have an even BETTER effect.”
As for Mardie, she was especially taken by the scene between Kurt and Blaine, which she called “very heartfelt and emotional. The perfect setup for the later scene.”
Ayesha was a fan of both scenes: “It was amazing very sweet and what the first time should be about love and not just giving it up to just anyone because its something that truly means something. For Kurt and Blaine and Rachel and Finn I felt the love.”
Reader Kadiyah seemed peeved with the show in general: “Not a fan of the show! Years ago, the intimacy of TV characters was left to the viewers imagination. Now, there’s no mystery. Everything is blatant, painfully obvious.”
Finally, Amanda was totally on the fence: “I really wish that they would have saved the special scenes for the next episode to allow for more development between couples. all in all, excellent episode, probably most interesting so far! LOVE GLEE!”
What did you think of The First Time? Chime in in the comments below!