“Glee’s” upcoming episode, “First Time,” promises to be a monumental step forward for gay television characters and, naturally, a tad controversial.
Two McKinley High couples will lose their virginities: Rachel and Finn, and Kurt and Blaine. The latter is causing a bit more of a stir.
Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, told Entertainment Weekly he “absolutely expect[s] to hear from” watchdog groups unhappy about the scene.
“But I think it’s handled very sweetly and very emotionally,” he said. “They’re expecting this big, raunchy, suggestive, brainwashing storyline when really it’s very sweet.”
Indeed, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, who has seen the episode, called the couple’s deed-doing “romantic, tasteful and all very satisfying.”
“First Time” will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. Check in for Jen Chaney’s recap Wednesday.