Glee, which is often criticized for inconsistent writing, arguably has a similar fandom culture for similar reasons: it presents a compelling world full of archetypal characters along with a whole lot of structural problems to solve. And lately, one of those biggest problems to solve seems to be Blaine Anderson. Specifically, what is going on with him and sex? And I don’t mean Kurt.
Blaine is not appropriate about sex and sexuality, except when he’s too appropriate about it. And neither of those things would be notable or even of any particular interest if his words and deeds around sex since he first appeared on the show weren’t so incredibly all over over the map.
I want/don’t want this. Because I don’t want more reality in my tv, but also because I do want a bit of reality in my tv. I know a lot of people who’ve been sexually abused at some point in their lives. It’s not actually uncommon. But as Racheline points out, it is “uncommonly told”. As a lot of people in my adopted country have learned, there’s a lot in the telling of these stories, just as much as there was too mch in the not telling.
Episode stuff later. “When I was 17, I did what people told me.”