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Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and other “Glee” cast members are on the cover of the new Rolling Stone!

Since it is now less than two weeks until Glee returns to the airwaves with new episodes, the Fox sensation is everywhere again – including in the cover of Rolling Stone!

I had missed about a quarter of the first 12 episodes and have just been catching up on them this week on DVD. I’m watching all of them in order  – even the ones I’ve seen already – and am so in love with this show that I have declared it my favorite show of all time.

I’m a Gleek!!!

Here is an excerpt from

With its group dance numbers and earnest covers of songs like Journey’s buoyant “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Glee seems like the sunniest show on TV. But darkness lurks just barely below the surface — the series also seamlessly weaves in plots about teen pregnancy, scheming wives and the most hard-hearted cheerleading coach to ever grip a whistle. Rolling Stone’s Erik Hedegaard ventures into the Fox hit’s most controversial corners, uncovering the stories behind stolen car stereos, illegal substances, Facebook-revenge fantasies and more in our new issue, on sale at newsstands today.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who previously helmed Nip/Tuck, explains the show’s double-edged appeal: “It’s about there being great joy to being different, and great pain.” Twenty-three-year-old Lea Michele, the Broadway talent who plays Rachel, tells Hedegaard about her tattoos, and Cory Monteith, who portrays jock Finn, owns up to a few childhood arrests for offenses that “didn’t hurt people.” Dianna Argon (slippery cheerleader Quinn) describes what it was like joining the cast late and falling victim to Monteith’s fart pranks, and 19-year-old Chris Colfer, who bravely plays gay teen Kurt, opens up about his own painful youth and his never-changing voice. “You know that forget-and-forgive bullshit? No, no, no, no, not for me,” he says of channeling childhood traumas into creative energy. “You take that grudge and let that grudge fester, and then you use it.”

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One Remark

  1. April 3rd, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Scott Kjeer says:

    Thank you for your true and open critique of Fox’s freshman “Glee”. The series has brought back memories of my 1970′s youth and 80′s rebellion period. It is so right-on, it is scary.
    While the pregnancy part of the story I cannot relate to, Chris Colfer’s interpretation of Kurt is more up my alley.
    I too, had a severe crush on my high school’s quarterback especially since we sang in our church’s choir together. It has been over 30 years but the memories come flooding back to me.
    For that, Mr. Murphy, thank you.
    For bringing a quality, fun-to-watch show to television, thank you, Fox network (not Fox News), thank you!!

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