** Stage Director **
With A passion for Theatre, Shakespeare the art of ***collaboration*** **Chris Colfer & Glee** **Obama**LGBT Rights** ****and JoLene!****
"Lord, We know what we are, but know not what we may be." William Shakespeare
If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
King of New York!
To that end, we would like to give out two awards in the Best Couple category, to both Glee’s Kurt and Blaine, and The Vampire Diaries’ Damon and Elena. We know this isn’t preschool. And not everyone should win. But honestly, in this case, because of our own stupid decision to extend the voting with insufficient prior warning, the only right thing to do is to make sure that no one goes home a loser. (Well, except us.)
- E! Online (x)
Wait, there’s more!
“Now, something cool we also want to share: Our tech gurus informed us earlier today that they noticed a significant spike in our overall E! Online traffic coming in from Facebook in Russia, thanks to Russian users who were pushing voting for Kurt and Blaine in the TV Awards. That is pretty much the raddest thing we ever could have imagined happening with these polls. We get that many of you (inside or outside of Russia) were voting for Kurt and Blaine because you wanted to promote equality and make sure that a gay couple could be recognized as TV’s Best Couple. And we applaud you. We also made sure that Chris Colfer, Darren Criss and producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know all about it.”
Yes! I was just about to post that second quote because I think THAT is most interesting tidbit to come from this. It’s heart warming but reminds us that there are people for whom this visibility is important, within a country where the closet is being reinforced with steel.
Forget the Emmys! Find Out Who the Internet Loves as We Reveal the Winners of the 2014 Best. Ever. TV Awards
- Best Actor in a Comedy: Chris Colfer, Glee
- Best Actress in a Comedy: Lea Michele, Glee
- Oddest Couple: Artie and Kitty, Glee
- Most Heartbreaking Goodbye: Finn Hudson, Glee
Brad Falchuk, executive producer, Glee: ”Thanks to all of our fans who voted Lea and Chris best actress and actor in E!’s Best Ever TV Awards. Your devotion to them and the show is really appreciated and obviously we agree that those two are all kinds of awesome. My understanding is that there were a lot of votes coming in from Russia for Kurt and Blaine as best couple. How cool is that? Nice to see that the people have a different view from their government when it comes to certain undeniable issues.”