Why don’t Brittany and Santana kiss?

Rachel has kissed Finn, Puck and Jesse. Quinn has kissed Finn, Puck and Sam. Heck even Kurt got to kiss Blaine – and Karofsky. And Santana and Brittany have both kissed their male dates in straight (or misguided gay, in the Britt-Kurt case) pairings. But Brittana together – nada. Not even a kiss on the cheek. Brittany has kissed that damn little Elvis-haired leprechaun more than Santana on screen.

And, having seen a screener for this week’s new episode, I can tell you the odds don’t get any better. We have not one, not two, not three, but seven – yes, SEVEN – kisses between Finn and Rachel. Kurt and Blaine, by comparison, get two. For the gayest show on television, that’s still pretty damn straight.

via Dorothy Surrenders.

I’ve loved Dorothy Snarker for years — best girl-loving-girl pop commentary on the internet, really. And while I feel like a bad lesbian for not being a hardcore Brittana shipper, I still keep tabs on the girls. But is this true? Have Glee’s most awesome Cheerios never kissed on screen? Ever?

And why not? Sheesh.



8 thoughts on “Why don’t Brittany and Santana kiss?

  1. No it’s true. Even when we get them lying on top of one another in bed it’s more….neck nuzzling I guess. There have been no smooches between the two.

  2. Ok, now, thinking more about it — and I’ll have to go back and watch things I don’t have time to go back and watch to be sure — there may be reasons.

    Again, not unlike the whole Kurt and Blaine thing, PDAs are complicated. But, as Dorothy Snarker says, not all the scenes are in the halls of McKinley.

    We’ve seen both girls’ rooms and them together. But in those scenes, there was always conflict so maybe it’s never the right time? Maybe narratively they’re waiting for a First (on screen) Kiss that is important and honest and real, instead of the sexual relationship they’d had so far that was often about not communicating and denial.


  3. Sorry to reply again. But to be honest I’d be surprised if we don’t see that fixed since they’re now officially dating. If nothing else the seem to be playing this as a much more emotional storyline than before with Santana trying to peel away her fear/shame around Britt with this so they might be building to something…okay I HOPE they’re building to something.

  4. I’ve brought this up before, but Brittany and Santana were actually supposed to kiss several times in one of the season two episodes Ryan Murphy directed (I originally assumed it was Duets, but now I’m thinking it was probably Britney/Brittany, since he specified directing).

    I mean, I take your point about showing a first kiss that’s narratively important, but…that’s still a standard that isn’t applied to the straight couples on the show, and a standard that Ryan Murphy, at least, doesn’t particularly seem to want to conform to, which makes me think it’s more a matter of network standards/the writers compromising than about ideal narrative structure.

    //Added Murphy: “If I did it on my show, I would just have them do it in every scene and not have a big deal about it. I don’t think that you have to announce a very special episode. Weren’t they doing it back on Roseanne? It is just so outdated and archaic to me and as a gay man, I would never do that. I would make it very organic and do it several times and not make it a stunt.”

    Murphy’s remarks came while talking to reporters informally after a session at the TV Critics Association Press Tour and were in response to a question about an upcoming same-sex kiss on Glee for Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris).

    “I’m directing the episode where they’re going to kiss a couple of times. The key is to do it a couple times so it doesn’t seem forced.”//


  5. I *am* way into Brittana, and the fact that they’ve been sleeping together for at least two years and never given us an on-screen kiss is irritating. Klaine’s first kiss touched me, but part of its power was that it *was* a first kiss. That definitely wouldn’t be the case for Brittana, and they’ve let a number of great potential “First (on screen) Kisses” go by (eg., prom, end of Season 2 finale).

    “I would make it very organic and do it several times and not make it a stunt…”
    Hm. Really? One of the next episodes is called “I Kissed a Girl.” I admit that I can’t wait, but let’s be honest: TOTAL stunt.

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  7. Actually, I try and tell myself to expect the exact opposite of what the title suggests. You have no idea how much I was steeling myself against expecting anything when I heard there was an episode called “The First Time”. Because, hello, but hey, GLEE. And they do things like totally mess with what you’d expect (which is why I’m still watching).

  8. I found this article late, but THEY’VE KISSED finally! In the latest Valentine’s Day episode called Heart, Brittana had kissed. Just search for Brittana Kiss on youtube. And boy, was it a sweet and romantic kiss as well!

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