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Teen Sex, Abstinence, and Bisexuality: “Sexy” (2×15) Gleecap

March 12, 2011

With the return of both Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holiday and John Stamos as Dr. Carl Howell, and the promise of lots of sexy talk and moves, this week’s episode had a lot of hype to live up to, and it definitely delivered. Not only did it offer lots of steamy moments, from Holly’s performance of “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” and her tango with Will during “Kiss”, but this episode also surprisingly featured many sweet and honest discussions about sexuality, between both Kurt and Burt, and between Santana and Brittany. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the episodes hottest highlights:

My Thoughts on Glee Tackling Teenage Sexuality: Glee has always liked tackling “issues of the week”, but with teenage drinking as the focus of “Blame it on the Alcohol” and teenage sexuality taking centre stage in the following episode, it seems as though the show is going through a particularly heavy-handed stage. On the flip side, I do agree with the approach that both of these episodes took: many teens are going to drink/have sex regardless of what they’re told by adults, so the best plan is to equip them with knowledge so that they indulge safely and don’t get alcohol poisoning/pregnant. I also loved how this episode dealt not only with heterosexuality, but also with both gay and lesbian sex. But more on that in a bit.

BrittanaFavourite Character: Santana completely stole the show for me in this episode – I mean, how could she not? I’m floored that Glee took a relationship that had mostly been sidelined as a joke since Brittany said that “sex isn’t dating, otherwise Santana and me would be dating” in the first season episode “Sectionals”, and turned it into something so honest and real. Watching the bitchy Santana realize her true feelings for Brittany was simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking. Her performance of “Landslide” was flawless and their final scene by Brittany’s locker was perfect, from saying that she could never go to an Indigo Girls concert, to how afraid she is of people talking behind her back, to actually telling Brittany that she loves her (and with two “pleases” when asking Brittany to say the same back). I love Artie, but I’m still rooting for Brittany to break up with him and get together with Santana. I can’t wait to see how Brittana’s story progresses and, in particular, how Santana might change as a result.

Favourite Quotes:

Will: I’m not following.
Holly: It’s Jazzercise, Will. It really isn’t that hard.

Brittany: I get my information from Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

Santana: Breakfast makes you confused.
Brittany: Sometimes it’s sweet, sometime it’s salty. What if I have eggs for dinner? What is that?

Holly: My sex tape with JD Salinger was a disaster.

Emma: A nooner is when you sneak out for dessert in the middle of the day…right?

Sexy7Best Song: Considering how much I loved Santana in this episode, obviously “Landslide” broke me into itty-bitty pieces with its beautiful sadness. I thought this song was just perfect, and I’ve listened to it way too many times since Tuesday night. On a completely opposite note, my second favourite was the absolutely hilarious “Afternoon Delight”. That performance was hysterical, from the outfits, to the pie images, to Puck’s ridiculous grins.

Guest Star Ranking: It was definitely exciting to have two big guest stars in this episode, but I think that Gwyneth beat out the Stamos this time around. Although I didn’t totally love Holly in her first appearance earlier this season, I thought that Gwyneth did a lot better with the character in this episode and I thought she fit in with the story and the cast really well. Stamos, however, looks like he and his Dr. Carl might be on the way out now that Emma’s admitted that she might still have feelings for Will. I’m a bit disappointed because I’ve liked having Stamos on the show, but they really haven’t given his character much to do lately, so maybe it’s for the best and we’ll get to see more of some other main characters instead.

Weak Point: Sorry Warblers, but your performance of “Animal” really wasn’t very sexy. I thought this was just another case of the Warblers’ songs being thrown willy-nilly into an episode, but this time it was worse because the song really wasn’t very good. Admittedly, it was pretty funny watching Kurt’s “sexy” faces, but I really hated how Blaine cockily brushed off the girls at the end of the performance.

Next Week: It’s Regionals time! New Directions square off against the Dalton Academy Warblers once again, and this time they’re bringing original songs to the table! Take a first look at the episode:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2011 5:51 pm

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  2. Larry permalink
    April 4, 2011 7:38 am

    I don’t want to be a critic, but how could you not comment further on the talk that Burt had with Kurt? It wasn’t just “sweet & honest”, it was one of the most important points made in the whole show.

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