I got the shocking news that Glee was doing Rocky Horror. I am disgusted by this. Rocky Horror is supposed to be rock n’ roll, badass, and sexual, not whatever the hell kind of crap Glee is. That aside, I think the Glee GQ photos were very wrong. They may be old enough to have those pictures taken of them, but preteens watch their show. It’s just as wrong as Miley dancing on a fucking stripper pole at the kid’s choice awards.
That aside, I’ve come to realize something: after the 90’s teen shows have gone down hill and gotten overly sexed up.
What teen shows we have now: Glee, Gossip Girl, Secret Life of the American Teenager
What I remember watching in the 90’s and early 00’s as a preteen: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clueless, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daria (which I discovered a bit later)
Sabrina was awesome, it was just about the hilarity she endured being a witch in the mortal realm. I don’t remember much about Clueless, but there was one episode where a girl got pregnant, and they gave a “use protection or don’t have sex” speech at the end of the episode. Buffy was more about killing vamps and other monsters than anything else. Daria had some mention of sex, but it was aired on MTV, so that was to be expected. The other shows were all on network TV.
Gossip Girl is a bunch of sluts sleeping around, Secret Life of the American Teenager is also sex centered. Why the hell is sex the focus of these shows? I don’t know the entire deal with Glee, but the creator commented on the GQ shoot saying he wanted to push sexuality or something like that >.>
I think that this is terrible, and that there are no more talented writers anymore. You have no skills as a writer if you need to resort to sex instead of an actual story line.