In a plot point that will undoubtedly set conservatives’ hair on fire, Glee’s gay teen couple, Kurt and Blaine, will lose their virginity to each other in an upcoming episode.
Glee is heating up for sweeps with two of the show’s most popular couples losing their “V” cards in the episode, entitled “The First Time."
Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) “finally decide to take the next step in their relationship. It’s all handled very delicately and is incredibly moving. I can’t think of another network series that’s taken a teenage gay relationship so far or been so progressive,” writes Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack.
Meanwhile, a parallel story features the show’s on-again, off-again couple Rachel (Lea Michelle) and Finn (Cory Monteith) navigating their emotions — via a musical number, of course — around Rachel’s decision to lose her virginity to Finn.
The catalyst for Kurt and Blaine’s decision to consummate their relationship is a romantic triangle with new gay Warbler member Sebastian (Grant Gustin), who sets his sights on Blaine. There’ll also be a terrifically fun scene in which Kurt, Blaine and Sebastian run into Kurt’s closeted, reformed bully — and Santana’s beard for prom — Karofsky (Max Adler) at their town’s only gay bar, Scandals, according to EW.
The episode will no doubt attract controversy, sending antigay and abstinence-only groups into a tailspin with what is purported to be a sensitive, mature handling of something the majority of teens go through in high school. The show had already been called "propaganda" by religious right activists because of its proudly gay characters. But sweeps month was made for controversy.
“The episode is said to highlight the importance of safe sex, emotional preparation and a healthy discourse,” according to The Daily Mail.
Don’t look for a parallel story with the show’s now official girl-girl couple — Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) — as the pair had been getting their “sweet lady kisses” on and “scissoring” as far back as a year ago.