On Tuesday evening GLEEks around the world squealed in ecstasy (or squEEed: a Glee-induced squeal, as coined by my friend Caity) when two of the show's queer characters, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, finally kissed.
The tension had been brewing all season, and this was after we had accepted the fact that they would just be friends after Blaine sang to that boy in the Gap and Kurt admitted he thought Blaine was going to be singing to him and Blaine told him he wasn't ready for a relationship even though they had both stolen so many furtive glances at one another that may or may not have been noticed and then Blaine was worried that Kurt didn't know a lot about sex so he asked Kurt's dad to say something and then Kurt and his dad had a really cute sex talk. Ugh do you see what this show does to me?
I've tried to explain the show's appeal to my friends who think it's ridiculous, and basically you just have to buy into its world where the most popular boy at an all-boys private school is a homo and everyone is super talented and sexy. It's kind of a nice break, like drugs or frosting.
This was also one of the first times I've seen a real gay kiss on primetime TV. It was the center of the scene, and it lasted; it wasn't quickly cut out or somewhere in the background. I'm not saying Glee is a beacon of truth or even exemplary queer media representation, but damn that kiss was satisfying.
So how did other gleeks react? Check it out after the jump.