So I was thrilled when I just watched the previews for out-gay show runner Ryan Murphy's new Fox pilot, GLEE. It's a musical comedy about those tender years of academia by the guy that brought us Nip/Tuck, which translates to "this ain't your mama's High School Musical".
It looks hysterical and stars the brilliant out lesbian actress Jane Lynch to boot, plus a hoard of young talent pilfered from recent Broadway productions.
Murphy's previous tome on high school life, POPULAR, was probably the gayest show I've seen on television in the last decade. And that's an accomplishment with two gay television networks out there. If you haven't caught that show yet, do yourself a huge favor and rent all the dvds and lock yourself away for a day and prepare to just die laughing. He managed to hysterically nail the minutiae of the high school rank and file system, while throwing in bits of cat fighting not seen since since Alexis and Krystal took a dip in the fountain. It was camp with a high dose of extremely accurate representations of what we all go through in those adolescent years. Plus, it's mind boggling how half the jokes made it past the censors!
Anyway, the new show looks to accomplish the same thing. Here's hoping Fox picks it up, and let me know what YOU think.