Glee: Rocky Horror
Glee has gained a bit of a reputation for ‘pushing the envelope’, Santana and Brittany’s lesbian kiss for example, but in the Rocky Horror episode, which was expected to be even more risqué, the biggest issue tackled was body image.
It’s not that body image isn’t an important topic, but when a show is doing an episode on Rocky Horror it’s not unreasonable to expect a less common challenge for the characters to come up against. The fact that the Rocky Horror picture show is about transvestites was briefly mentioned, but left no real impression as the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter was given to a girl rather than a boy dressed as a transvestite.
That stuff aside, the episode was good. It was well thought out and enjoyable with plenty of laughs along the way. One of the funniest storylines in the episode is Sam’s manorexia, but given the nature of the show, and the fact that it was a Rocky Horror special, it is unclear if this storyline, and others that started in this episode, will continue or simply be forgotten.