Lea Michele and the ethics of cleavage

Lea Michele, famous Glee star and fashion icon due to her recent appearances in Marie Claire and Glamour, has a lot going for her. Her incredible voice and competitive acting skills have catapulted her to the forefront of the public eye. However, in the most recent issue of Marie Claire, Michele pointed to her breasts… Continue Reading →

Size double standards are alive and kicking on primetime TV

Fat girls can’t date skinny guys. At least that’s how some viewers reacted to Glee’s pairing of Noah “Puck” Puckerman (actor Mark Salling) and Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink). In an interview with Access Hollywood, Rosie O’Donnell spoke about how many plus-sized women actually find the Lauren and Puck combination upsetting since it would “never happen… Continue Reading →

“Glee” reminds us we’re on the right track

I’m not what you would call a “Gleek.”   In fact, not at all. Sure, I’ve seen a couple of episodes of Glee, but am not by any means a regular viewer. But Tuesday night’s episode certainly made me want to watch it more. A lot more. In the episode, titled “Born This Way” (named… Continue Reading →

Everyone’s equal in “Glee.” Or not.

I am a sixteen-year-old girl, and a Gleek. At my school, at least, it almost seems the two are synonymous. The other night, I sat down with my brother to watch the Glee “Thriller” half-time episode. We were so excited about the show and had been living in suspense for days. The too-short ads, blasting… Continue Reading →

The list of “Fat TV” shows keeps on growing

Reality TV is so passé. Ladies and gentlemen, make room for Fat TV. Granted, this post has been a long time coming, but as usual, the geniuses over at Jezebel finally prompted me to write it. Yesterday, they blogged about the new A&E show, Heavy, which, unlike other shows, doesn’t involve competitions, makeovers, or the… Continue Reading →

“Glee” stars get very adult on the cover of GQ

Great going, Glee. Though Britney Spears made it clear long ago that schoolgirl fetishism is alive and well, I expected more from the stars of Fox’s beloved musical dramedy. In case you haven’t heard (or rather, seen), Glee‘s Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Cory Monteith posed provocatively for the issue of GQ on stands now,… Continue Reading →

Representations of women are not so Glee-ful

There’s no doubt that Glee is one of the most popular television shows in recent memory. The style is flashy and engaging, and the musical performances are fun. Glee’s humor is mostly based on playing with exaggerated stereotypes—often to great effect. But the women in Glee, without exception, are presented poorly. They either are portrayed… Continue Reading →