Chris Colfer, who plays gay student
Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has applauded
showrunner Ryan Murphy for giving his character a sex life.
In the episode titled The First
Time, Colfer's Kurt and his boyfriend Blaine (played by Darren
Criss) take their budding romance to the next level.
Standing at Kurt's locker, Blaine
asked, “Don't you want to experience everything in life that you
In interviews after the episode aired,
Colfer said his character's first time was handled with kid gloves by
“It's nothing like what my
imagination built it up to be,” Colfer said. “It was much tamer
than even I was expecting. My imagination went all over the place.
I think everyone is going to walk away from it wishing their first
time was like that.”
“The love scene is, with all due
respect to the episode and all the people behind it, I think the love
scene was all physical. We don't say anything. We kissed and rolled
around a bit.”
In an interview with Gold
Derby's Tom O'Neil, Colfer said the series reflects reality.
“There are more heterosexual couples
that can show affection freely in schools than gay couples can,” he
said. “You have to give Ryan credit. He put two gay boys losing
their virginity together on national television – that's unheard
Colfer also discussed how his onscreen
relationship helps gay kids accept themselves. (The video is
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