The Glee GQ photos are getting all sorts of attention are they too racy? Or are the too-sexy Glee pics okay because it’s for a men’s magazine?
One parent group, Parents Television Council, is blasting the GQ Glee photos, saying that Dianna Agron and Lea Michele take part in a “hyper-sexualized” photo shoot, noting, “It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia.”
The PTC’s statement continues, “By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”
I’m not a fan of the sexy Glee GQ photos by any means, but I also don’t agree that Glee is a show for families.
Here’s the thing: Lea Michele and Dianna Agron are 24 years old. And this is a men’s magazine. They are actors who play roles as high schoolers – they aren’t actually in high school.
Seems we’ve got some blurred lines here, because, while Lea and Dianna could certainly pose for sexy shots in bikinis or lingerie, the point of this photo shoot is that the ladies are playing into a schoolgirl fantasy, thus acting as an extension of their Glee characters… who are teenagers.
So, maybe I’m reading into this too much. Normally, I’m a lover of all things Glee. But this… not so much. Whether high school fantasy or just super-cliché – the teenage girl in white panties licking a lollipop… really? it’s all just sort of… well, creepy.
What do you think of the sexy Glee GQ pictures? Are they in poor taste, or is it okay for a men’s mag? Overall, I think the pics are just trashy and unnecessary, given all the exposure these actors already get for being on the hugest show on TV. Sex sells, though.
Also? Why does Cory Monteith get to keep his clothes on, anyway?
UPDATE: GQ’s editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, responded to PTC’s statement: “The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Montieth’s almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”