Glee-Cap: S3E13 “Heart”
By Chris Saccaro
This week, “Glee” had the utmost privilege of being able to air its Valentines Day episode, “Heart”, on Valentine’s Day. And how does it repay the world? By mixing in religion, homophobia, and Whitney Houston covers!
Sometimes it seems like the writers of Glee are just filling in a “gay/religious storyline” quota. A perfectly normal episode will be plagued with seemingly random storylines dealing with gay bullying or religious dilemmas. And these plotlines are great in small doses. In fact, one should applaud “Glee” for shedding light on these issues when most shows don’t make mention of homosexuality or religion at all, unless it’s for a punch line. But it just happens so much on “Glee” that what would normally be a poignant commentary on our society, becomes an eye-roll inducing lecture.
This was especially true of Glee’s “Heart”. Thankfully though, all of this week’s homophobia stemmed from Santana and Brittany’s public displays of affection, and not something Kurt related. Anyone who has seen even a tiny fragment of “Glee“ knows that there has been enough “Anti-Gay” storylines for Kurt to last a whole series.