Is it just Grazia Daily, or is this Glee photoshoot story turning into a bit of a monster? The GQ shoot by Terry Richardson that stars Lea Michelle, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith in a series of provocative poses has sparked a debate which is raging for longer than Russell ‘n’ Katy’s wedding celebrations.
The crux of the issue is to do with how appropriate it is for actors who play School-aged characters in a family series posing in what can only be described as Terry Richardson’s ‘signature style’ for a men’s mag well known for its erotica-lite photoshoots.
It’s a story that the world and her BFF have waded in on, and now Jane Lynch has joined in too. Initially, Grazia Daily thought ‘yay! Coach Sylvester’s here to sort it out!’ But then we realized we had completely blurred the line between fiction and reality. Actually, in spite of her bristly alter ego (who would undoubtedly have said something highly insensitive about the whole fandango) Jane has made a very solid and thoughtful point regarding the shoot. She said “I think whenever you put a woman scantily clad in underwear it makes a lot of other girls and women feel badly about themselves, so it should be done with great consciousness.”
Jane’s comments come a few days after Dianna Agron (who plays Quinn – keep up!) gave her views on the pictures, saying that the three actors were “asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters. A ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ version.” She added, diplomatically, that “it wasn’t my favorite idea, but I did not walk away.”
So what do you think? Is the fuss over the GQ shoot a may-jah hoo-haa over nada, or do Cory, Dianna and Lea have a responsibility to Glee’s impressionable young audience? Post your thoughts using the usual methods below!
- Alex Butt