You know something super depressing that I’ve been thinking about recently? Kurt and Blaine don’t have Kurt and Blaine. Which I know doesn’t make sense as a sentence but just wait. Glee as a television show doesn’t exist in Glee universe. And why would it? This isn’t inception. But one of the things Kurt and Blaine have shown throughout the season is that they are avid consumers of mass media. From The Jersey Shore to the Notebook to The Bachelorette Kurt especially seems to thrive on stories. Which is fun! And humorous and can be a nice insight into his character.
Until you see something like theboxscene’s first part of the box scene which shows a nice reminder of why representation matters and how stories may not seem like much but they can make a difference. Maybe not something big, but maybe to a couple of queer kids in a small town in Ohio who are struggling to be seen and heard as something that isn’t contagious, dangerous, wrong, maybe it would mean the world. Maybe if they got to see a Burt Hummel Kurt wouldn’t brush off being called dirty f words. Maybe Santana wouldn’t have spent years throwing her body around and using her sexuality like a weapon against everyone including herself. Maybe David would have had someone to call besides Kurt.
And maybe not. But for Kurt? Who uses various romcoms to plot out his life (When Harry Met Sally, The Notebook) and who was upset because (as he told his dad in I Am Unicorn) there aren’t many people calling for Kurt Hummel types to play opposite Kate Winslet in a romcom and he wants those roles, it’s upsetting. Because there also aren’t people calling for Kurt Hummel types to play opposite Blaine Anderson types.