In the otherwise trite Gaga episode of Glee last week, Kurt's dad (the aptly named Burt) explains to Finn the destructive power of hate-speech. In addition to Burt's moving speech about unconditional love, I also really appreciated Kurt's argument here. Yes, he does spend most of the scene looking devastated, but he also gets angry and tells Finn to grow up.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I was fascinated by Burt's idea that Finn might belong to "a new generation," someone who'd grown up "just knowing" that being gay was a part of life, something to be celebrated rather than denigrated and/or feared. The show itself is always hit-or-miss, but the dynamic between Kurt and his dad has always been my favorite part. I especially love when he glances around at Kurt's Moroccan-inspired boudoir and pronounces: "The place looks great."