What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this 3D concert musical -- which features the cast of Fox's hit show Glee performing their most popular song covers, with additional interview footage of three of their biggest fans -- is much tamer than the TV show. The series routinely deals with heavy/edgy material, but the movie is more like a "greatest hits" of the stars' performances, so there's nothing particularly questionable except for Brittany's racy rendition of Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4U." The interviews with the fans discuss issues about being "different" in high school (being gay, a little person, autistic, etc.).
- Families can talk about how most of the TV show's fans say they see themselves in various characters. What is the show's message about diversity and tolerance?
- What does Glee teach about bullying and stereotyping? How do the characters represent various "types"?
- Do you think this movie (and the concert itself) is intended to appeal to a different audience/age group than the TV show?