While there is some pretty great potential for there to be plenty of great storytelling on the upcoming “Naked” episode of “Glee” season 4 airing on Thursday night, we have to be somewhat realistic here when we say that there is probably a different reason that many young people out there are excited when it comes to this new season: the Men of McKinley calendar. Some of the guys from New Directions will be going shirtless in an effort to raise money for Regionals in Indianapolis, and as we have now learned, this entire idea was really the product of Jenna Ushkowtiz’s Tina.
So what is her rationale behind this? As she explains in the video below, it is really rather simple: she believes that this is the hottest group of guys in New Directions that McKinley High has ever had (we’re sure this would make Mike Chang sad, if the show pretended that he even existed at the moment), and it is a much easier way to raise real money than having a bake sale or some of the more traditional methods of fundraising that we could be doing.
What we find especially interesting at the moment, and this may be an interesting commentary on the different ways in which the men and female bodies are objectified in society, is that no one seems to be up in arms about teenage guy characters stripping down for a calendar, even though everyone had a giant conniption a few years ago when Lea Michele and Dianna Agron did something similar in GQ, and that was not even affiliated with the show.
In getting back to the show, what are you the most excited to see with this episode? We want to hear all of your thoughts below, and you can check out one excellent musical performance from “Naked” by clicking here.