A group blog for Introduction to Media Criticism at NYU, Fall 2009.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I really like the character Kurt in Glee. He is the "gay kid" in the show. So a lot of the times, he is stereotyped as that. If Kurt were a student at NYU, I think he would definitely be termed as cool and not be an outcast. However, he is considered an "other" possibly because he rebels against all the norms of small town Ohio. I want to analyze Kurt in the episode "Preggers," where he actually tells his dad that he is gay-- but not before trying to hide from his father by trying out for the football team. This episode contains a lot about what it means to be and not to be masculine.
Here is a link to the full episode of "Preggers." Couldn't find a way to embed it.