You and I, we’ll be young forever.
Come What May (Glee Cast Version)
MERTHUR VS. KLAINE
MERTHUR VS. KLAINE
On July 14th, Glee creators, producers, and writers took part in a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. During said panel, a fan, referencing the show’s penultimate episode of season three (3.21, Nationals), asked a question pertaining to the absence of a depiction of public affection shared between Kurt and Blaine, Glee’s prominent and influential gay couple. When the episode aired, Kurt and Blaine’s absence was noticeable and glaring even to general audience members because in an at-least minute long montage of every named character engaging in some sort of public act of celebratory affection—mostly kisses—whether they were coupled or not, Kurt and Blaine were the only couple missing from the montage (even Brittany and Santana, Glee’s popular lesbian couple, shared a romantic lip lock, as well as both kissing their fellow team mate, Artie). The fan’s question echoed the voices of thousands that have been growing in number and volume over the course of Glee’s third season, asking about the glaring double standard that has developed between the show’s heterosexual and queer couples and the frequency with which they are allowed natural and meaningful displays of affection.
Sadly, instead of honest, thoughtful answers, the responses given to this concerned fan and ultimately the entire fan community, were laden with excuses, irrelevant discussions of time limits, jokes, and flippant responses supported with claims contradictory to the very narrative of the show.
favourite klaine moments [1/15]
Blaine still has that look in his eyes like Kurt is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen.
Glee aims to prove itself as a progressive television show in their presentation of many LGTBQ characters, explicit dialogue, and subject matter. However, their ongoing suppression of these characters, as seen through Kurt and his relationship with boyfriend Blaine Anderson, undermines that progressive ideal and reinforces instead the disparity between visible homosexual and heterosexual content within the show.
Allow me to rebutt? (apologies to those of you who don’t follow me for Glee, I’m on my phone so no cut$
Okay, obviously as we get to know a character they lose aspects of their general mystique. Maybe mysterious was a bad word choice on my part, but the Blaine from Never Been Kissed is radically different (in my opinion) from the Blaine that walked into the choir room in Purple Piano Project.
While we can only hope that this shift in his character stems from being free of Dalton decorum and uniform, I was still surprised by how much he had seemed to change in a single summer. (Quinn is a different story, I don’t compare them)
Now with the claim that Blaine is older than Kurt, well I can only hope that’s technically still true. In shifting Blaine’s hypothetical age from similar/older than Kurt to possibly younger than him, the entire dynamic of their relationship is changed. The mentor role Blaine took in season 2 is harder to grasp, not to mention the disaster that became Kurt leaving Blaine behind at McKinley.
The most widely accepted head canon (from what I can tell) is that Blaine was held back due to complications after the Sadie Hawkins incident. This allows the narrative to make sense still, not that Glee is going to ever address it in this way. So no, we don’t know that Blaine is older, we only assume for the sake of our own sanity.
Now let me be really clear about something (see what I did there?): I love Blaine. I love Blaine a ton, he is one if not my favourite character, and I really see most of this as inconsistent writing/ an attempt to cash in on Darren’s incredible star power.
I will stan Blaine till my last breath guys. If you disagree or want to discuss it further with me, my ask box is always open; I won’t bite your head off I promise.