Glee The Concert
Starring : Diana Argon
Length: 84 Minutes
Release Date: Dec 20th 2011
Rating 5 + Birds
A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour.
I can’t really tell you who was more excited to see this review copy arrive, me or my 7 year old. Now, before you all get up in arms about a 7 year old watching Glee – please let me explain that she’s never actually seen the show but she has seen the music videos and listened to it in the car as well. Let’s face it, most of the versions they do of songs are way cleaner then the radio versions.
Anyway – since this is the Glee Concert, we watched it together and it soon became a family dance party! Singing, dancing, jumping, singing into spoons. We had a blast! And it wasn’t just me and the 7 year old, we got the toddler in and even dad joined for a song. But Glee’s not really his thing so he soon ran off to the garage to fix something :)
Best thing about this is – this move was a bit like that cook book where that celebrity's wife teaches you how to sneak veggies into the food your kids will eat with out them knowing it….My 7 year old was learning a valuable lesson through this whole show and had NO clue! And it’s not just a lesson for kids, it’s on that everyone needs to learn, and relearn.
You see, in between some of the songs, we meet 3 very interesting and wonderful people, who like each member of the McKinley High New Directions, are a little unique. For instance we meet Janae who is a little person, on the cheerleading squad and trying to make it through high school. We follow her through going to prom with an regular sized date for the first time.
We also meet a young man who was outted for being Gay while in junior high and see how he has risen above it and proud to say who is now. These people thank the cast members of Glee for playing characters on TV that kids can look up to, that kids can see and realize that it’s ok to be different. It’s ok to be YOU. Of course the cast of Glee isn’t the only reason they have risen above, but how great to have a show out there about not being the popular person for once, and how that’s ok too. And the show really has helped.
As a parent, I strive to teach my kids to be accepting of everyone no matter if they are orange, pink or green, weather they like boys or girls or neither. That a basket ball player is just as important as a chess player – I’m glad TV shows are starting to realize it’s not all about the popular, wealthy, kids but there are other angles to cover
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