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For Your Reading Pleasure: Sexual Inadequacy

In March the basic television musical Glee, site of so much critical dissection, had a show about sex and sex education called “Sexy.” It was a bold move for Fox to give airtime to an untried commodity like sex. The question on everyone’s mind was, of course, would it sell? In one scene the Glee Club director Will Shuester (Matthew Morrison) is talking with Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow) about teaching the students about sex and its consequences, and he remarks “These kids are already exposed to so much.” I was doing something else while the episode played on my laptop, but I took a moment to suck my teeth at the screen.

— An excerpt from the introductory post for my new guest blog on Bitch, Sexual Inadequacy, which will focus on “the poor representation of queer sexuality in the larger culture and in the media” and  for the first week will probably be subtitled “What I Think About Things I Can Stream On Netflix” until I get a library card or my books arrive from home.


  1. copcher wrote:

    Nice! I love reading your pieces about how queer sexuality is represented in popular culture and media. Yay!

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  2. k not k wrote:

    Garland! Awesome.

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  3. Brigid wrote:

    Oh my god, awesome. And thank you.

    Is there a way to subscribe (by RSS, or otherwise) to just this series? Or do I actually have to remember to keep checking back at Bitch?

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  4. Sady wrote:

    @Brigid: I, too, am super-excited for Garland’s series! And, as a bit of technical advice: As far as I know, there’s no way to get an RSS feed of just one guest blog. It all goes on the main Bitch blog feed, though, which I love and adore. And would advise you to subscribe to, if you’re not already!

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Permalink