Darren Criss, who plays gay teen Blaine
Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has said he enjoyed
the show's bisexual storyline.
In a video released on YouTube on
Monday, Criss discussed his character's recent struggle with his
sexuality, and said it was important because the issue is complicated
for gay teens.
In the episode titled Blame It On
The Alcohol, Blaine questions whether he's bisexual after kissing
Broadway-bound diva Rachel (played by Lea Michele ) at a party while
drunk. (A second sober kiss proved him to be gay.)
“I was celebrating this awesome,
young, confident gay character, which was incredible and I was so
happy to be a part of that,” Criss said.
“I'm really glad that they [Glee
producers] kind of addressed that, that he isn't this white
knight swooping in and making everything magical and wonderful,
because it's not that simple.”
“At first you think it almost
undermines everything we've set up, but on the contrary I think it
was really, really awesome that they embodied that conflict.
Because, you know, if you are different in any way shape or form,
whether it be mentally, spiritually, your sexual orientation,
whatever, if there is ever a glimmer of a chance that you might be
like everybody else, or the status quo, you hang on to that as long
as you can because maybe all your problems would dissolve.” (The
video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)