In Hollywood, the only truly serious sexual disease is virginity. It's a dire and embarrassing condition, desperately in need of elimination. Teenagers that still have "it" are woefully immature. They might as well consider themselves to be walking the school hallways in diapers.
Along comes Fox Entertainment to enlighten us. Get ready. It's sick.
Fox's "Glee" devoted an entire episode on Nov. 8 to setting up and celebrating the shedding of virginity by two teenage couples on the show. One was heterosexual, and one -- yippee! -- was homosexual. TV critics were raving in advance. Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack all but demanded everyone watch: "It's without a doubt one of Glee's best installments ever and features two popular couples on the show having sex for the first time."
This is a show with an enraptured following of teenagers, especially teenage girls. Children love the musical numbers and stay for the propaganda. Stack was especially thrilled that the gay teens Kurt and Blaine would "finally decide to take the next step in their relationship." When you're 17, it's time for "finally" getting over the dreaded V-word. Stack oozed, "It's all handled very delicately and is incredibly moving. I can't think of another network series that's taken a teenage gay relationship so far or been so progressive."
Entertainment Weekly put the "Glee" gay-teen couple on the cover of their magazine back in January to pay tribute to "How a bold new class of young gay characters on shows like 'Glee' is changing hearts, minds and Hollywood." Boundaries must be pushed and traditional values smashed. Network executives only insist this be scheduled to air during November sweeps.
Kristin Dos Santos, a blogger for the E entertainment channel was too desperate for the show to start. One blog post began, "Enough with the foreplay already!" In another, she crowed: "Tonight is the night, Glee fans! Candles lit? Sheets silky? Music playing? Check, check, check."
This very special episode of Glee romanticized the "first time" from beginning to end. The musical teens at McKinley High performed "West Side Story," but for some odd reason, the director was a teenager.
As the episode begins, the director finds that his two romantic leads are still virgins, which will allegedly ruin everything. They will be exposed as drama frauds since the musical is about "sexual awakening."