Moms: Is GLEE’s Sexy GQ Cover a No-No? Take Our Poll

By Josie Brown

GLEE may be corny, but that’s part of the fun: a bunch of high school dorks find their inner Britneys, and in the process, show the rest of the school that their too cool to be crammed into lockers.

Part of its corniness is the fact that the actors who play GLEE’s leads are cute, not to mention great singers and dancers.

Oh yeah, and for the most part, they’re all over twenty-one.

But do the millions of tweens and teens who watch the show realize this?

Parents have to decide that quickly–at least, before the next issue of GQ magazine hits the newstands. Already a media brouhaha has broken out over whether GLEE castmembers Lea Michelle, Corey Monteith and Dianna Agron have the right to be on it, posing suggestively.

GQ is getting a lot of mileage out of the sensual pics. News organizations have been fed the photos and a video of the photo shoot (see below) . But the response of parents–and organizations like the Parents Television Council–has run the gamut from dismay to outrage.

Although I’m a parent, I guess I should consider myself lucky. My kids are already young adults, so I can breathe a sigh of relief that the TV idols of their teen years–the gang of the original 90210–waited until they were off the show before breaking character and embarrassing producer Aaron Spelling. (Well, most of them: COUGHSHANNENDOHERTYCOUGH).

Here’s a video on the GLEE girls gone wild:

Now, take my Sunday poll and tell me what you think:

So sad that GLEE is hitting a low note,


Josie Brown is’s Relationships Channel Editor. Her most recent novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, is in bookstores everywhere.

Her next novel, The Baby Planner, will be in bookstores on April 5, 2011.

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