Is it weird that I’m mad at Glee’s prom episode?
First of all, I was sort of forced to go to my prom. On top of that, I only got away with not wearing a dress because I accepted the less humiliating option of a pant suit. Along with a frilly shirt, it was almost as bad as the dress would have been. To make it all worse I didn’t have a date, had no desire to dance, and there was no dinosaur theme.
I’m sorry, dinosaurs is the best prom idea ever.
The only memories I pull away from that night consist of hating how I felt in my clothes, being alone most of the time, and finding out a few weeks later that someone I considered a best friend had stolen another best friend’s first kiss. I later punched my now ex-friend in the face, but how does retrieve a stolen first kiss?
The only thing about that night that was worth remembering was the fact that it was spent at Colmberg Castle in Germany. How many people get to say that?
So, why am I mad at Glee? Because they nixed Anti-Prom. If the option of spending the night with just my good friends, dressed in something comfortable, away from the chaos that was high school drama had been open to me, I would have taken it. I would have spent the night talking, laughing, just generally having fun with people who wanted to talk and laugh and have fun with me.
Of course, I’m 23 now. I look back and realize all those people were at prom, and still I spent it mostly alone. It wasn’t because they didn’t like me per se, but because they enjoyed being dressed up and dancing. I feel like Glee missed that point here. It almost felt like they were teaching people to conform. Our Glee club knows the importance of acceptance, that’s what makes them so great. They weren’t teaching the rest of the school to be inclusive, they were once again reminding themselves how important it is to look out for each other, and, I may be biased, that could have been done at Anti-Prom.
I love Glee. I have held on for the ride through the ups and downs and all arounds, but I felt a fault here. I would have given anything to have a group of friends like them in high school, but that’s why Glee is on television, it’s a great story.
Basically, I get what was being taught, but I’m still mad at Glee for slapping down Anti-Prom.