SANTANA IS A LESBIAN !!! WE WIN ALL THE THINGS! IT’S GLEE, THE FEELING GLEE!

Did you see Glee? Oh cool, me too. I’m gonna write a recap here and all, but I thought maybe y’all might have a feeling or three about tonight’s ep?

 

Also I know this is weird, but I personally relate more to Santana’s speech about how she came to realize her sexuality/feelings for Brittany or whatever than any other coming outish scene I’ve ever seen. And trust me, I have seen all of them. Look. I have my character now. Sometimes I think of lesbians popping up on the television like Pac-Man or something.

[Also a disclaimer: Yes, we’re aware Santana can’t be “labeled” as a lesbian and isn’t necessarily a lesbian but fuck us in the ear if we can’t employ hyperbole because it’s more fun that way. Anyhow, she’s not a real person — she’s a character. We can feel however we want to about her because she’s not real and therefore our opinions of her will not impact her life because she’s not actually alive. It’s much funnier to say SANTANA IS A LESBIAN than it is to say SANTANA LIKES BRITTANY, BUT DOESN’T WANT TO BE LABELED]

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118 Comments

  1. sounding like a broken record, but yes: SO MANY FEELINGS <3
    I just watched it and was like I neeeed to go visit autostraddle now where people will be having these feelings re: this too!

  2. Finally.

    After being disappointed by the writers’ handling of the topic of bisexuality last week, I definitely wasn’t expecting to be so impressed by this week’s long due acknowledgment of Santana and Britney’s relationship. As others have said, Santana’s speech at the lockers came off as genuine and heartfelt. I think everyone who has gone through the process of coming out can really empathize with her, as well as Britney. I’m excited to see how they develop both of their sexualities throughout the rest of season.

    • Agreed!

      The way they handled bisexuality last week was almost enough for me to give up on Glee. I was expecting they would handle the Brittana plot trivially as they had in the past but it was all surprisingly honest, relatable and heartbreaking.

      I was so overwhelmed by the end of the whole episode that I needed a fix of ice cream STAT.

  3. i think its because i gave up on glee that i can’t feel anything for this. I JUST CAN’T, WHAT AM I, A ROBOT? I MEAN, LOOK AT NAYA RIVERA AND HER FUCKING EYES. FEEL SOMETHING!

    oh well.

  4. I really want Glee to do an Indie episode and perform a Tegan and Sara song!

    I get Fleetwood Mac and all but can’t we just cue Santana walking down the halls singing ‘look me in the eye and promise no love is like our love…’

    Just sayin!

  5. “What I realized is why I’m such a bitch all the time. I’m a bitch because I’m angry. I’m angry because I have all of these feelings, feelings for you, that I’m afraid of dealing with, because I’m afraid of dealing with the consequences.”
    I HAVE NOT CRIED SO MUCH SINCE THE END OF NAOMILY. WTF GLEE, WHEN DID YOU GET GOOD?!?!

  6. im going to be openly lecherous and say i’ve totally daydreamed about being in the middle of brittany and santana.

    and now even though i’ve been boycotting Glee for months…i’m going to watch this episode on hulu.

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