Ryan Murphy doesn’t want to go the Beverly Hills 90210 route by following all the Glee kids to a local college in Ohio where they all miraculously join the show choir together and Sue Sylvester and that teacher with 1999 Justin Timberlake hair miraculously get the same job at the same school. Nope. Ryan Murphy wants Glee to be like real life!
You know, because in real high school life we all broke out into a Bruno Mars song in the middle of the hallway, the cafeteria served Slurpees, all the dudes were buff as shit and there was a teacher like Sue Sylvester who could be a cunt to a kid’s face without being dragged to jail for acts of child meanery. Also, in real high school life, some of us graduated and that’s exactly what Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are going to do at the end of season 3. Ryan put it like this to The Hollywood Reporter:
“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.
We’ve never done anything by the book. We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”
So if you want to see a slow motion face seizure like the one Lea Michele makes when she hollers out, you’ll have to find one elsewhere. (Tip: If you stick a mound of white Play-Doh in the microwave and watch it melt through the window, it’s the same thing.) They’ll all be fine. Cory will eventually become a gay erotica star on LOGO soap operas, Chris will become the boldest prostitot pimp at Disney, and Lea will end up in the slammer after she purposely trips her Broadway co-star into the orchestra pit during curtain call on their opening night, because she’ll sense that all the claps were going to them!
And while that’s happening, can Ryan Murphy PLEASE give every second of screen time to this sessy Oompa Loompa with Vitiligo from The Glee Project:
If Chippendales had actual chipmunks….