GREG IN HOLLYWOOD

celebs! hugging! greg!

LATEST

GREG YOUR WAY

Take the feed! Subscribe

Get GIH news via Twitter

Follow Greg: Twitter Facebook

Greg on Flickr:

Santana comes out to grandmother on “Glee” and suffers this cruel rejection: “I don’t ever want to see you again.”

http://www.gaelick.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/naya_rivera.jpgThis week’s episode of Glee had a lot going on from the election for student body president to a love triangle involving Sue and Coach Beiste (who did her first solo!) to Puck hooking up with the teacher who adopted his and Quinn’s baby.

Whew!

But it all paled in comparison to Santana’s coming out. The episode was a real showcase for Naya Rivera who was just aces throughout. By the time she closed the episode with a soaring rendition of Constant Craving, you knew that Santana was going to be okay.

Just moments earlier, in the episode’s best and most heart-breaking scene, Santana musters up the courage to come out to her grandmother. She had come out to her parents the night before and all had gone well but she was afraid her grandmother would find out by seeing an anti-Sue Sylvester political commercial that outs Santana.

“I have to tell you a secret, a secret that I’ve kept from you for a very long time,” she tells her grandmother at her kitchen table. “Abuelita, I love girls the way that I’m supposed to feel about boys. … I want you to know me, who I really am. When I’m with Brittany, I finally understand what people are talking about when they talk about love.”

She went on to tell her grandmother that being in the closet makes “every day feel like a war … I don’t want to fight any more. I’m just too tired. I have to just be me.”

It was all beautifully said and you figured anyone who really loved this beautiful girl would give her their love and support.

But no.

“I want you to leave this house,” the grandma says coldly. “I don’t ever want to see you again. You made your choice, now I have made mine.”

Just terrible. But also realistic. It’s reactions like this from parents that results in so many LGBT teens being homeless or being filled with pain and self-loathing. It’s no way to treat someone you profess to love.

But kudos to Glee for not making Santana a victim. Before she launched into that fabulous version of Constant Craving, she tells her supportive classmates: “The struggle continues but at least I know I’m not alone.’

FILE UNDER: Glee

Comments

(All comments are reviewed before being published, and I review submissions several times per day.)

4 Remarks

  1. Cold hearted bitch is going directly to whatever twisted version of hell she “believes” in

  2. Glee got off to a slow start this season but it is really been picking up speed with their storylines and song selections. And based on their preview for next week’s show, looks like Chord Overstreet, my favorite guy, will be back in full glory. Can’t wait!

  3. Miss Puerto Rico 1966/67. Ironic casting, not because she is Puerto Rican.

  4. It’s truly disgusting that religious people would support a life of dishonesty and sneakiness. I know it sucks to think, but, LGBT people are really much better off when they get these evil people out of their lives. Tell someone that you’re gay and you find out how they really feel about you. This confession is a great filter and will rid us of people that we can’t trust.

Leave a Reply