Thanks To Ryan Murphy and GLEE
I practically assaulted Ryan Murphy the other night.
Not in a bad way — though he might have thought so. But I did pretty much hit him over the head and punch him in the stomach with effusive praise and adoration. And I'm not even a Gleek. No, my sycophantishness (sic) wasn't because of the show per se, but because of what the show's done. In my opinion, Glee's one of the most culturally important TV shows — ever. And ever is a long time.
Why so much love for a show I don't really watch? Because Ryan's used the show and his platform as a creator to change the world. Hyperbole? Nope. He's saved lives and made lives better. He's given kids (and people) of all shapes, sizes, colors, persuasions, orientations, abilities and disabilities, the permission, and at least some measure of comfort, to be themselves, to withstand peer pressure, and to break-free of Breakfast Club stereotypes. And with a catchy set of song and dance numbers to boot.
(read the rest of our homage here: http://su.pr/1O6C55). Happy happy, everybody. Oh, and THANK YOU.