The funniest and saddest and therefore best observation during the Oscars season was that there was more gay sex and queer characters in an 18th-century black comedy about the queen than there was in a biopic about the gay frontman of the band Queen. It was bawdy and inelegant and queer as hell. It was The Crown on poppers. Meanwhile, a film celebrating the campy queer icon Freddie Mercury played it straight, narrow, and overly polished—aside from where his famous teeth were concerned.
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Brittany Susan Pierce is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Heather Morris, and first appeared in the show's second episode, "Showmance". The show at the time was looking for a third cheerleader, and Morris landed the role. Morris was upgraded to a series regular in the series' second season, in which Brittany is given a larger storyline, solos and dance routines to perform. Morris plays Brittany as "literally insane", but also entirely well-meaning and goodhearted.
On screen, what should have been a quick-witted, heart-warming Christmas crowd-pleaser, is instead a rather mortifying, star-stuffed misfire in almost every conceivable way garishly lit, incoherently edited, incompetently filmed , an extravagantly wrapped lump of coal dumped on Netflix for the holidays. On stage, the role of a flamboyantly gay larger than life Broadway star was embodied by flamboyantly gay larger than life Broadway star Brooks Ashmanskas, who the character was reportedly written around. For the film version, one would picture perhaps Nathan Lane, given not only his experience and persona but his age, closer to that of Streep, who plays his partner in crime even a straight actor like Stanley Tucci could have delivered. When critics first got to see the film, it was the bum note no one could ignore. But while Corden is inexcusably bad here, more blame should lie at the feet of Murphy for not only choosing to cast him in the first place but for then allowing him to gayface quite so grotesquely.
The musical comedy-drama tackled issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and more on a regular basis. Admittedly, it wasn't always done in the most tactful way , but there's something to be said for a teen-focused show even attempting to tackle these topics. Tragically, the show lost one of its stars, Corey Monteith , in while the show was still airing. It's time to see just what the former "Gleeks" have done since the show ended.