Truthfully, I don’t really have anything smart to say about this (other than the usual pornification of pop culture and infantilization of women stuff), but I think it’s fascinating that a show that became popular because sort-of-nerdy people loved its sort-of-nerdy gimmick has abandoned that which made it interesting and unique. With this GQ photoshoot, Glee appears to now be indistinguishable from every other teen drama on TV.  As Jessica at Go Fug Yourself says:

…when …Dianna Agron looks like a nun simply because she’s wearing BOTTOMS, maybe we’ve crossed a PR-bridge too far… I don’t mean to strangle myself with these pearls that I’m clutching BUT COME ON.

What say you?


I picked and choose; see GQ for all of them.

Thanks to Caroline F., Dmitriy T.M., and Esther C., for the link.  Cover image and link via nola.com.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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