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So if you enjoy shipping real people - I highly recommend Andy Mientus (currently Marius in Les Mis on Broadway) and his fiance, Michael Arden (currently directing this legit amazing deaf production of Spring Awakening).
I am saying this a bit tongue in cheek because I don’t ship real people, but I am actually quite taken with how awesome they are.
They are both incredibly accomplished actors and performers. They are both outspoken activists. Andy is proudly bisexual. Michael just amazes me (seriously google him - he is incredible).
And to give the ‘close to home connection’ - Andy played Hanschen in Spring Awakening, is friends with Darren and Mia, and would love for Chris Colfer to play his character’s love interest in SA should he ever reprise the role.
Bonus: They are actually together. Everyone believes they are actually together. And I haven’t seen one iota of drama around it.
It is an RPF lovers dream. Go forth!
So I went to the paramount tour and the guide said she’d take Lexy and I to see the NYADA front since it was still up free she took the other people back to the front and we were driving back after seeing NYADA and Darren was driving a golf cart behind us and I kept turning around and he waved when we parted ways and I waved back.
This was after seeing him, Chris (I’m 90% positive) and Jaoquin drive by us on a cart together
Jane: You’re Mr. Anderson, right? Hi, I’m Jane. I am new to Dalton.
Blaine: What do you mean, you go here? But you’re a girl.
Jane: You’re very perceptive. My dad went here, and two of my uncles, all three were on the Warblers. My dad, uh, he still has his little blazer and he used to roll up his sleeves and let me wear it any time we all do old Warbler routines. But then there I was stuck at one of the lowest performing schools in Ohio with no arts, no music, and so my parents brought on a Title IX lawsuit against Dalton Academy and won.
Blaine: Wow! That’s shocking and—and amazing, that’s amazing.
Jane: Thank you, it’s nice to hear. Anyway, I spoke with the Dean of Performing Arts and he told me to come talk to you. I want to be a Warbler.
Blaine: Jane, I’d like you to meet Rachel Berry, the greatest performer I’ve ever known.
Jane: Oh wow, it is so nice to actually meet you, Ms. Berry. You’re a legend.
Rachel: Not everyone shares that opinion these days, but thanks. I couldn’t be more honored to help.
Blaine: Jane, you are really in the best hands possible. I think my work here is done. I’ll leave you two ladies alone.
Jane: Before we get started, I just, I have to ask, why are you helping me? A McKinley alum helping a soon-to-be Warbler?
Rachel: Even though we are mortal show choir enemies, I’m a woman before all that. And I figure you’re fighting this fight for all of us girls. There’s a packed house out there. Show me your presence.
Rachel: Now perhaps the most important thing: Your song.
Jane: Well my family has this tradition of singing “Up, Up and Away,” which is hard because…
Rachel: That song isn’t you.
Jane: Not even close!
Rachel: I can’t tell you what to sing. I learned that it’s a feeling someone has to have with a song. Let me see your phone.
Rachel: Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is the most played song you have…
Jane: Oh my God, it’s my favorite. I mean, it’s like incredible.
Rachel: I think we just found your audition song!
BTW - as a lawyer, there is like ZERO chance anyone would win a lawsuit to get a person of one sex into a mono-sex school of the opposite sex. Sports team in a co-ed school? Yes. Club in a co-ed school? Yes. But a mono-sex school itself? No. Particularly not when it has a twin girls’ school at Crawford County Day….
These are the precise types of things I am prepared to suspend disbelief for Glee. But I must note my objection.
I’m pretty sure Nikki Leonti has been cast as Jane, she posted this photo on Instagram & added “I work 4 Glee” to her bio.
Thanks anon. Stacey (who is the knower of things) doesn’t think it’s Jane, but a studio singer.
Pretty sure she’s a Glee studio singer. She’s friends with Luke Edgemon and in this pic from 3 weeks ago several of the studio singers left comments. Also, if she was cast already 3 weeks ago why would people still be putting up Jane audition tapes yesterday?
There was a casting agency that specializes in POC that put out a casting call for Glee on Monday (they didn’t specify what character they were looking for) and I think that Jane video from yesterday was probably part of that call.
Ok thanks. I’m changing the original post.
Hello, is tomorrow when the gay bar scene or whatever it is, being filmed? I’m all confused because they kept pushing back dates and changing them regarding the Dalton filming and things so yeah, my head is all muddled. Was the stuff advertising for “bears” even confirmed to be for Glee? I’m kind of out of the loop lol
yes, the call for the gay bar scene is for tomorrow (no changes as of yesterday).
And yes, it’s for Glee.
This was posted yesterday so they’re still looking to cast Jane. This includes some of Blaine’s dialog and some of Rachel’s.
kevinmchale Sometimes I forget that this is my “office.” I am a very lucky boy indeed.
staceysthings - Yes totally. Doing the project in the name of doing better than shitty TV professionals…Not very ummmm….professional??
Of course it’s a fantasy. And tbh, well, let’s just see if it happens.
So I hadn’t even heard of this re-write s6 project until my dash started detracting from it…I agree with much of the post I replied to, but I think I come up in the middle of the road on this….
The project itself (re-writing s6) isn’t my thing in any event as I am basically wedded to canon. Canon Glee has and always will be my muse and there is simply no way I wouldn’t watch it and consider it to be canon. I cannot ever fathom passionately fanon shipping anything the way I do Kurt and Blaine, and yet there are throngs of fandoms that are totally fanon - so go for it! But I”m here in canon enjoying AU fics but they will never replace canon for me.
The thing about Glee for me is that I do think it has done certain things SUPREMELY well -
So, I want to talk about why I think it’s wrong to bash the creators of characters that you claim to love.
I’m not talking about criticism, I’m not talking about thinking deeply about the ways a story works and doesn’t work for you, I’m talking about nothing but what I can’t percieve as anything but hate.
See, the thing is, Kurt Hummel wasn’t born out of thin air. Neither was Rachel Berry, neither was Blaine Anderson.
Creators aren’t in the business of ruining what they've created. They're telling these stories, they’re here to engage a wide audience - which is, by the way, very different from serving shippers or character stans.
So I think it’s extremely wrong to call these people ‘shitty TV professionals’, even solely because they’ve clearly created character that you deem worth rewriting. You’re here. They must have done something right. Whatever you think of Glee now, there’s significance in what it’s created so large that erasing it in the name of having a catchy project name feels very, very wrong to me.
It’s a fantasy season. Let’s be real here - you can’t fix something that you have very little idea about. You have no means of judging whether it’s poorly written, because you have not seen it yet. You have some out-of-context spoilers. You don’t love the content, which is fine, there’s many possible reasons for that, but you should call it what it is. You can’t judge the quality of the writing based on those.
And that’s not even getting into how much easier it is to write fanfiction than it is to write TV. You’re playing in an already prepared playground. You have a very specific audience catered to enjoy what you enjoy. You don’t have schedules and pregnancies and availibility and death and network demands and specific formating and copyright and budgets and a milion other things to juggle.
I wish I could enjoy this fandom project. I think that people coming together to create things is the best thing about fandom. I want to support it. But I honestly can’t even begin to think about it now, and I don’t think I’m alone in it. So it’d be worth putting some thought into.
This is very well said. And in addition, there is one thing I always try to keep in the forefront of my mind, even when I’m cranky about the way certain stories have gone or may go in the future: These people who write Glee, they have created characters and stories that are powerful enough that they changed my life in tremendously positive ways. I could never possibly thank them enough.
So I hadn’t even heard of this project until my dash started detracting from it…I agree with some of this post but I think I come right up the middle (oh shock) on a lot of this stuff.
I’m bolding all the things that fit my feelings exactly.
The project itself (re-writing s6) isn’t my thing in any event as I am basically wedded to canon. Canon Glee has and always will be my muse. I cannot ever fathom passionately fanon shipping anything the way I do Kurt and Blaine, and yet there are throngs of fandoms that are totally fanon - so go for it! But I”m here in canon enjoying AU fics but they will never replace canon for me.
The thing about Glee for me is that I do think it has done certain things SUPREMELY well - without being exhaustive, Glee has created a roster of unique and quirky characters, chosen a cast of brilliant and largely unknown actors who the world fell in love with (RM, in my opinion, is particularly good at sniffing out random talent), set story to music and told stories through music in a way that has us all dancing, dared to bring many social issues, especially lgbtq ones, to the forefront of wildly popular young adult TV show watched by millions, created one, if not two, canon queer couples that are beloved by millions, made Glee clubs cool again (they’re everywhere now and everyone knows what they are) and the combination set the world on fire. Glee is a cultural phenomenon. It does not matter if anyone watches season 6. Glee’s impact has been had. And I will forever be in love with it for all it has given me.
Having said that, I actually feel pretty comfortable voicing my opinion that generally, Glee is not very well written generally, and particularly when it comes to characters’ emotional continuity. I am not the first person to say this (lol) - it has been said by TV critics for years but still, I am so in love with the ones I love I am here and not going anywhere. There are very clever aspects to the scripts at times (I love the meta, personally), super funny lines, and sometimes scenes with absolutely brilliant emotional resonance. But continuity has been a problem for Glee - not just with klaine, but with most characters. And when you’re a shipper, it is hard not to feel betrayed by sharp shifts that don’t really fit (eg. I feel far more upset about the s6 turn for klaine than I did about the back and forth that was Quinn in season 3).
As far as I’m concerned, Glee is what it is. It has given me so much and I am there until the end. If a group of people wants to re-write s6, go right ahead. I’ll be here watching canon until the very end. The creators of Glee gave me Kurt, Blaine, Klaine, and Glee itself. If I have one request left for the insanity that is season 6 (and let’s be real, some of it is hard to palate), it’s the happy ending. And that’s it.