Regular readers of Remote Patrolled will know I write about Glee a lot!

At its best Fox’s hit high school series is easily one of the top shows on TV with sharp writing, Sue Sylvester stealing every scene and some truly transformative musical moments – just witness the cast’s recent terrific rendition of ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’. And since its return at the start of April the show has been on a ratings high – almost doubling its previous recordings and dominating singles and albums charts.

But for me one of the best things about Glee is just how unashamedly gay the whole enterprise is. Unlike that other bastion of teen musicality – the High School Musical series, which paid lip service to diversity (‘We’re All In This Together’) but couldn’t even comprehend the idea of a gay teen in its cast (yes, Ryan Evans, that means you!) – Glee has always had a sly and subversive streak from the start.

With an out married lesbian as the show’s biggest star (Jane Lynch – glorious on screen and off), a gay man as its newest heartthrob Jesse St James, out show creator Ryan Murphy and the playful bisexuality of BFF’s Santana and Brittany – Glee is clearly More >