GLEE “Sexy” Review

GLEE “Sexy” Season 2 Episode 15 – Gwyneth Paltrow’s substitute teacher Holly Holiday returned to Glee tonight to teach McKinley High about the birds and the bees. Between offering advice to couples like Emma and Dr. Carl and Brittany and Santana, Holly performed three songs, including “Do You Want to Touch Me.” I know my high school sex ed class didn’t include sexy leather-clad chair dancing, and, as good as Gwyneth is, I think that’s probably a good thing.

Holly’s return and her efforts to create an open dialogue about sex led to some interesting developments:
Brittany and Santana – At the urging of Holly—and since this is Glee—these two explored their feelings while singing “Landslide.” I have a newfound respect for Santana now that she’s opened up about her insecurities and declared her love for Brittany in a very touching moment. Was anyone else surprised that Brittany decided to stay with Artie?

Emma and Carl – Oh, Emma, “Afternoon Delight” isn’t about a dessert made with coconut, pineapple, and marshmallow fluff. Sometimes I think Glee takes Emma’s naiveté too far, and this is one of those times. Although, the visual of Emma, Rachel, Quinn, Puck, and Carl in those hideous outfits with pictures of pie in the background was pretty funny. Holly isn’t a doctor, but she quickly figured out that Emma still has feelings for Will. Is this the end of Emma and Carl?

Kurt – Kurt tried to be sexy during The Warbler’s performance of “Animal,” but it really wasn’t happening. Though he was as cute as a baby penguin. Isn’t Burt Hummel one of the best dads on TV? I loved his message to Kurt: “Don’t throw yourself around like you don’t matter. ‘Cause you matter, Kurt.”

Will and Holly – How hot was their tango to “Kiss?” I’m still rooting for Will and Emma, but Will and Holly are sexy together. Overall, I like the energy Gwyneth brings to Glee, and I think she’s a nice addition to the show.

Finn and Quinn – I guess they are officially on…and I don’t think Rachel is too happy about it. Of course, Quinn has to go and bring up Prom King and Queen, which makes me question her motives. Do you think that being popular is still her number one priority?

Between “Blame It on the Alcohol” and “Sexy,” Glee has been tackling some serious teen issues lately. It seems weird that, after Quinn’s pregnancy last year, the Glee kids are still uninformed about sex (Brittany doesn’t know where babies come from?!). But I liked how they addressed sexual fluidity and sex ed for gay teens. How do you think Glee handled teen sex in this episode? I’m sure everyone has a different opinion and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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