Glee‘s inclusive characters has always been part of the show’s popularity.
But creator Ryan Murphy is about to balance the mix in the show’s second season.
“I’m adding a Christian character,” he says. “We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognise and say, ‘Oh, look—I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.”
The female character will speak her mind, be listened to and respected — though likely not by ‘Kurt’ (Chris Colfer) whose homosexuality she won’t accept. She will also object to some of the club’s sexually suggestive music selections.
This is a pretty smart move by Murphy. Having a divisive teen will no doubt generate a lot of story conflict. And hopefully no more sodas thrown in faces in the corridor. Although they are probably trademark moves by now….
Source: TV Guide