Just finished screening "Glee's" Madonna tribute episode and I must express what a ray of light it brought to my day. I'm sure I don't have to justify my love for it to you -- I know your hearts are open to it, as the series is enjoying a great vogue right now -- but give me 3 or 4 minutes to explain why its borderline genius.
The writers have taken what is iconic about the star -- her sexual confidence and message of female empowerment -- and woven it into a storyline.
The virginity of three different characters -- one of them, pretty much frozen to the touch of a man -- is at the center of the hour's drama, and how each deals with their situation communicates a level of strength.
Plus, treating women with respect and what it feels like to be a girl is addressed.
Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) does a solidly entertaining cone-era Madge impression, Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) team up (platonically, of course) and that extra special Artie-Tina (Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz) moment we've been waiting for just might go down.
Say, like, a little prayer and surely it'll happen...
Excited for "Glee"'s second spring episode?
"Glee" returns with all-new episodes April 13th on FOX