THE GLEE PROJECT: 'Sexuality' - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


July 31, 2011 by  

Holy second-hand embarrassment, Batman! I knew we were in for quite the episode when the theme was revealed to be “sexuality” and I knew the music video would be “Teenage Dream,” but boy, I was not prepared for what was in store! Plus, one contestant chose to leave the competition! So much going on in Sunday’s episode!

Let’s get to it, shall we?


  • Mark Salling (Puck) and Ashley Fink (Lauren) were the guest mentors during the homework session where the contestants sang “Like a Virgin.” Mark didn’t seem too in to it, but Ashley was loving it! Even though I thought the contestants were going to break out into an orgy on the piano during the performance, I thought it was one of the best homework sessions the whole season. Their six voices sounded really good together and no one tried to out-do the other contestants. I will give Mark credit during the mentoring session later, though – he was laughing and joking around and seemed to loosen up a bit, which made for a cute segment.
  • I don’t think Damian should have been in the bottom three and I also don’t think his last chance performance of “Danny Boy” was as bad as Ryan Murphy made it out to be. But Ryan’s a drama queen so I guess it’s just best to ignore him and celebrate the fact that Damian is back for another week, thanks to Cameron (but more on that later).


  • I wasn’t happy with “Teenage Dream” as the choice of song for the music video. To me, it’s one of those GLEE songs you don’t touch. I would be saying the same thing if THE GLEE PROJECT contestants broke out into “Don’t Stop Believing” next week. When Darren Criss sings it at his concerts – so sweetly and sincerely – I forget the song is about sex. During the music video, all I could think of is how uncomfortable the contenders were making me by trying, and ultimately failing, to be sexy. I think Lindsay and Damian got the closest, but that could just be because I think they look cute together. I noticed a little chemistry between them in last week’s video, so I was glad they were paired together and one couple was at least slightly sexy.
  • I know last week I said Alex wasn’t annoying me as much as he had been — which still holds true about his attitude — but good lord did his singing voice sound screechy. It also seemed like he was trying to play up the gay, which he shouldn’t have. It didn’t do him any favors acting-wise. Speaking of acting, wouldn’t it have been more of a challenge for him to be paired with a girl and have to act straight?
  • Also, why do they keep giving Alex sassy, “I am woman, hear me roar,” songs for his last chance performances? Not that he doesn’t sing them well, but two weeks ago with “I Will Always Love You,” last week with “…And I Am Telling You,” and this week with “I Will Survive,” they’re going to run out of gay bar karaoke staples soon!


  • Cameron is probably going to get a lot of flack this week from other blogs about his attitude and the choices he made, but not from me. I understand GLEE is about acting and playing a character, but I don’t think he should have to dismiss his ethical beliefs to get a job. Judging should just come down to his acting and singing performance, both of which he nailed, and not his stance on sexual situations.
  • I LOVED his rendition of “Blackbird” during the last chance performance. I loved they used the backing track (minus the Warblers!) Chris Colfer sang with on GLEE and Cameron sounded flawless. He should just sing Beatles songs all the time.
  • I respect Cameron’s decision to leave the competition. Does that mean I’m happy my favorite is gone? No, it doesn’t, but if he didn’t feel like THE GLEE PROJECT and subsequently GLEE was something he could do, I’m OK with that. I see him more as a singer/songwriter anyway, and I’ll be keeping up with his career for a while. If you want to get started early, you should pick up his EP on iTunes called “Love Can Wait.”

So what did you guys think of tonight’s episode? What’s your opinion on Cameron choosing to leave? And how do you feel about two contestants going home next week?

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6 Responses to “THE GLEE PROJECT: ‘Sexuality’”

  1. Adele on July 31st, 2011 11:47 pm

    I think you meant Lindsay, not Emily, as having chemistry with Damien. Emily’s long gone.

  2. Haylee Fisher on July 31st, 2011 11:50 pm

    Oops, you’re right! I still get them confused, even though Emily has been gone for weeks!

  3. Devin on August 1st, 2011 12:26 am

    I am really glad that Cameron decided to leave. If he had stayed and Damien been kicked off, I would have been miffed. The fact is that, even if the writers/producers would have decided to respect Cameron’s person interpretation of Christianity, it would have seriously hampered the writers’ ability to write for a character. For instance, what if the writers wanted for his character to regret a decision to bow to peer pressure and kiss someone? It would be such a powerful storyline, but they couldn’t do it because Cameron as the actor would have to portray the kiss that his character would later regret, and he would apparently refuse to do so.

    I hope that being on the show allows Cameron to go off on whatever path he chooses that is in line with his beliefs. I am also glad that he made the decision that Ryan Murphy was unwilling or unable to make for him.

  4. Patty on August 1st, 2011 12:43 am

    I dislike Ryan Murphy more and more with every word out of his mouth.

    Are they pulling Alex thru each week because Chris is leaving? Alex is so one note. Blah.

    I love Damian.

    I liked Cameron’s awkwardness in the beginning but realistically, he is required to act. And anything even remotely sexual limits him.

  5. clioBC on August 1st, 2011 7:25 am

    This issue wouldn’t have come up, I think, if the show didn’t sequester the kids away from their families or support. Cameron needed an older Christian around to smack some sense into him – too bad Kristin Chenoweth didn’t mentor, and have the chance to explain to the boy that it wasn’t Christian morals, but his own issues causing the problem.

  6. Hugh on August 11th, 2011 9:18 pm

    I am glad that Cameron left because the writer was obsessed with him and obviously BIASED which was really unfair to the others. I know the he knows what kind of character he needss and he is just milking the program.
    Damian REALLY sang from his soul. Treat those kids with a little more honesty.

    Bad boy, Writer.