Tom & Lorenzo’s Feminist Critique of a Glee Photo Spread
One of my guilty pleasures is watching tv, and reading tv blogs that analyze the visual cues and references in tv. I know, people with expensive educations are not supposed to admit to watching or even owning a tv. Whatever.
Tom & Lorenzo have one of my favorite tv-related blogs, especially their thorough discussions of costume design on Mad Men. Shut. Up. They have this awesome new post on the recent Glee photo spread in GQ.
You might not even want to look at the pictures if you don’t want to bleach your brain afterward. Yes, the actors are actually not high school students, but the images are set in high school and clearly meant to suggest sexually available teens. Actually, not just sexually available – the actresses who portray Quinn and Rachel are made to look at though being sexual objects is their only real purpose. There is a clear contrast between how they and the male character are portrayed. Hint: he’s fully dressed.
TLo have this bit of awesomeness in response:
Of course he didn’t dress all of them up like porn fantasies, just the girls. Guys don’t do sexy. Guys have sexy done for them. Guys stand or sit fully clothed while girls are meant to writhe and gyrate and spread their legs in their underwear. That’s the way of things. Great message there, morons.