Thoughts on Latest Glee Episode:
I have an extreme man crush on Max Adler, the actor who plays Dave Karofsky. It is especially heightened since his character is a gay man having an uncomfortable time coming out. We even got to see his sensitive side in last night's "Prom Date" episode. The fear he struggles with is exactly what we all felt before coming out.
Except for Kurt. He doesn't seem to struggle. He acts like he's been GAY, GAY, GAY since sliding out the womb. His character usually makes me scowl, but I DID feel sorry for him when he won "Prom Queen" from fellow student write-in votes. It was a poignant moment, but he recovered nicely with support from Blaine.
I really like Kurt's father Burt. Kurt is lucky to have him. Burt is the perfect father of a gay son... accepting... involved... cares about what goes on in his son's life. He is what a parent should be like.
Many of us have families that don't care to know much about what goes on in our lives. You excitedly begin to tell them about a fun trip you just took or a great guy you met, only to be immediately cut off with a subject change. Frowning, you look down at your iPhone to see what your "other" family (gay friends) are doing.
It's particularly cruel when conversation shifts to talk about who your twin brother or nephews are dating. Your family listens with GLEE to those stories. It's fun to quiz nephews, who are way too young to date, talk about what girls they like. Umm... what about me? Am I a eunuch?
You get the keen sense that your life doesn't matter. Clueless that their behavior borders on mental abuse, they wonder why you've become so detached... and bitter. :(