I really, really like the show Glee. I like it because it stops pretending that people who live in small cities in western and mid-western states are somehow more wholesome than their metropolitan counterparts. I like it because it exposes the high school ruling class for the terrified, soon-to-be-townie losers they usually are. I like it because it admits high schoolers have sex and drink and smoke weed and still manage to function. I like it because it obliterates the myth that marrying your high school sweet heart is a good idea. I like it because it is the sunshiniest, saccharine dark comedy I’ve ever seen.
I’ve just consumed 12 episodes of Glee in about three days and it’s repeating on me, in a good way. Like coriander/cilantro.
What I loved about Artie signing ‘Dancing with myself’ is that it is a song about masturbation. Yes, kids in wheelchairs are sexual beings too with all the self-doubt, desire and masturbation that goes along with it. I don’t know if Glee’s writers had this in mind when selecting the song but I thought the poignancy was spot on.