Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Deep thoughts

I read today a very interesting article on Kurt Hummel and Glee, that ends somewhere here:
Giving Kurt a “hero’s journey” on Glee was always going to be a daring choice, because he’s a gay kid and because he performs gay in the particular way he does. But to take a gay kid who the world too easily wants to read as weak and make him a magician — that is, someone with the power to change others and bend reality to his will — is a truly risky and starling choice. It makes Kurt powerful, threatening, and seductive.
The whole article is very interesting, and the depth of analysis is greater than you usually get in the various fandoms, whether you agree with whatever the author said or not. I think I'll surf that blog a little, see if I agree more than not with other articles there.