So, Glee exists in a special upside-down world where pre-teen Brittany is nonchalantly statutorily raped in a tent at cheerleader camp and ragingly hormonal 16-year-old boys keep finding emotional excuses to avoid the horizontal mambo. To be fair, however, Finn is a lesbian and boy does he show his Sapphic side this episode!
Can I give the Glee writers this credit? That they wrote a hugely hyped and spoiled episode about teens having sex for the first time, showing two couples coming to that decision and hearing the stories of others, and they sneak in a reference to rape that nobody even talks about?
Was this the point? Brittany’s assault cannot be just a punchline.