The popular television show, Glee (2009-2015), is our 3rd feature in OYFF's First/Birth Mother Point of View (POV) series. The program included 2 birth/first mother storylines and had a wide audience. Although the series is over, we felt it was important to comment on how birth/first mothers were represented in this piece of popular culture.
Glee is a comedy/drama that debuted on FOX in 2009. At the outset, the show focused on glee club instructor Mr. Schuester, a one-time glee clubber himself, and his unwavering dedication to making glee club great again. The story follows a group of undeniably talented, yet not so popular kids, as they navigate the sometimes hideous landscape of high school and find their voices with the 'New Directions' headed up by "Mr. Schue".