America’s Entertainment Weekly magazine’s latest groundbreaking issue highlights “TV’s gay-teen revolution” and features a cover shoot with Glee’s gay couple.
The cover shows the characters Kurt (played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss), a teen couple in the hit musical television show.
“Gay teens are suddenly popping up in major roles all over television,” says the magazine, asking “how did gay teens go from marginalised outcasts and goofy sidekicks to some of the highest profile — and most beloved — characters on the likes of 90210, Pretty Little Liars, and Skins?”
“That was by far the gayest thing that has ever been on TV, period,” the openly gay Colfer told the magazine about his flirtatious performance of Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Criss, which became the most downloaded track off the Glee Christmas album.“Forget AbFab, forget Beautiful People and Will & Grace,” he added.
In addition to interviewing television producers and stars, Entertainment Weekly also examines how the gay teen television phenomenon is impacting on gay youth in the real world.