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  • Tom O’Neil
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    I’m interviewing him on Friday afternoon Pacific time. What questions should I ask him?

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    Anonymous
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    1. What made him decide to make season 2 “the Jessica Lange show”?  Was this always the plan?  
    2. Will Lange’s new character be just as spicey and controversial as Constance Langdon, albeit in a different way and context, or should we take him to heart when he says that all returning cast members will be playing the “total opposite” of what they’ve already played?  After all, the total opposite of Constance Langdon would be someone rather benevolent, subdued and politically correct.
    3. Will season 2 have any supernatural elements or will it break from form and focus on “real-life horrors”?
    4. Will there be appearances, maybe even cameos, by some of the other cast members from season 1, e.g. Frances Conroy, Connie Britton, Christine Estabrook, etc.?
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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    • When writing jessica lange’s part for season 2 did you have any character’s in mind (I know you have said constance had elements of blanche du bois in her) will Lange now have Nurse Rachad in her.
    • Ryan when do you start filming The Normal Heart and what made you decide to direct a film version.
    • Ryan is Anne Hathaway still going to be on Glee and if so will she sing anything like she is in Les Miserables (did you see the trailer ryan.
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    Tye-Grr
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    ^I too was wondering if there are still plans to get Anne Hathaway to guest on ‘Glee’.

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    Tye-Grr
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    Also, for season 4 of ‘Glee’, who will the series focus most on? The graduating class (Rachel, Finn, Kurt, etc.), or the remaining McKinnley students (Brittany, Blaine, Tina, etc.) and faculty (Shue, Sue, etc.)? Thanks in advance Tom and Ryan!

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    Mike Ladue
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    -Glee has received a lot of criticism for being very all over the place in terms of episode quality and character’s personalities. Does he feel that the addition of new writers to the writer’s room for Season 3 helped better this problem or only added more inconsistencies?

     -How far ahead must music be cleared for the show? I’m often surprised how the songs popular right at the moment make it onto that week’s episode (Gotye, Adele mash-up). Who has the ultimate authority in clearing songs- is it the writers who decide what they want or other people see what clearance they can get and the writers write to it?

    -What will become of former Glee Project contestants Damian, Sam, Lindsay and Alex? I’m hoping that the latter 2 find more work on the show- Harmony and Unique were great in the small doese that we saw and deserve more time to shine. 

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    Caroline
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    How does he feel about the fact that Finn and Rachel have kissed more in one episode than Kurt and Blaine have in the entire course of their year-long relationship? 

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    Alex P.T.
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    – Will Tina and Artie be getting more solos in Season 4?
    – Are you planning to feature Jesse in the next season?
    – What are your plans for Kurt Hummel?

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    Aylie
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    Is the show being censored?

    Will the screen time for each character in season 4 will be split equally? Or equally between all of the characters that graduated and equally between all of the characters that are still students?

    Future tribute episode?

    which song he wants on the show that wasn’t there yet?

    Why was the scrren time in season 3 split the way it was? 

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    S92
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    I want to ask him:

    1) Why don’t they change network, if it’s so obvious that there’s a double standard between the gay couples in the show (Kurt/Blaine and Brittany/Santana) and the heterosexual ones? Both the gay couples kissed 3 times but there’s not one episode that lacks a finchel smooching (the record is 7 in one episode, if I remember well). And it’s not only about kissing, but PDA and screentime too (especially for Kurt and Blaine, who never touch each other if not in Very Special Episodes).
    That’s my main question. Double standards. The gay community is tired of them, and we’d really like to see the queer couples treated exactly like the straight ones.

    2) My favourite episodes were The first time, because of the Klaine interaction, and Big brother because of the AMAZING Matt Bomer. BB was really the only episode that made me laugh out loud, and that’s saying something since the show is called “Glee”. Will he be back next season, since part of the glee filming will be in NY where White Collar is filmed, too?

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    Mia
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    How big will Tina’s role be in season 4? Because i liked the Rachel passing the torch idea.
    Will Mike and Tina stay together? (Pretty please :))
    Are there going to be new members of McKinley Glee club, that aren’t from the Glee Project?
    How is the screentime divided between Lima and New York?

    Thanks! 🙂

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    PDQ2012
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    Glee has gotten a lot of attention for its LGBTQ content and the relationships between gay teen characters. Could you please ask Ryan Murphy about what factors influence how the queer romantic relationships are portrayed?

    This season, after an episode featuring a high-profile story about sex between a gay couple, something seemed to change. Kurt and Blaine haven’t kissed since that episode, and in most episodes they appear to “just be friends” due to the lack of displays of affection. A group of fans just raised $14,000 for charity and bid on a script from an episode where a romantic scene between the two characters was cut after promotional stills from it were released. We would be interested to hear any insights about what forces have an impact on the representation of gay love and affection and what, if anything, has changed over the past two seasons.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Peegius Maximus
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    – first could you thank him for creating such an inspiring and wonderful pairing as Kurt and Blaine, that has meant so much for both gay teens and others, especially in spreading understanding and acceptance but also

    – would he like to address the mountaing concerns about the discrepency in treatment of gay and heterosexual couples on Glee in season 3 when it comes to PDA and kissing, especially keeping in mind his 2010 comments about this very issue and the fact that the male gay couple kissed in one episode during this entire season and was obviously, purposefully, removed at one point during the Nationals episode out of a montage which contained all other couples, all of which goes directly against what he said and all of which goes against the supposed equality that Glee is so proud of.

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    dawkins563
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    – Do you ever plan/plot out any plot lines at all before writing mulitple episodes or just go ahead and write at the spur of the moment without any desicion making prior? 

    – Other shows on TV occasionally have one musical episode in all their seasons, have you ever considered making an episode where the cast of Glee doesn’t sing.

    Do you consider what fans say about an episode after it airs? If so what do you do to make it better? 

    – For a show whose gay couples have always outnumber Finchel in terms of popularity and liking, why did you continue to have Finchel have more screentime then the other two combined?

    – Your opinion on Faberry, a couple who many fans have loved ( and many more now ) since the show started.

    -Why do you personally think so many people hate finchel. Do you take it as a good or bad sign that when the shows then current main couple broke up, majority of fans were happy? 

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    Ron Swanson
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    1. He has, in the past, very publically criticized Modern Family for its lack of queer affection, yet Kurt and Blaine, who have been dating since mid-season 2, have kissed in 2 episodes, and in most episodes can pass for platonic friends. The situation with the show’s lesbian couple, Brittany and Santana, is very much the same. Why is that? 
    2. How does he respond to claims that the suicide storyline in On My Way and the domestic violence storyline in Choke were exploitative and unserious efforts at treatment of serious issues? 
    3. How does he respond to similarly widespread media criticsims of the I Kissed a Girl episode, in which Santana, a lesbian, was outed against her will and then made to feel as if this was for her own good? 
    4. Why can’t Kurt ever win anything? What does he think about the claim that Kurt constantly being beaten down by the narrative and portrayed as working twice as hard and losing for things the straight characters recieve for granted (for example, losing out on NYADA after a fantastic audition while Rachel, who blew her audition, did recieve access) sent a bad message to queer youth? 
    5. How does he respond to criticsims that Glee’s treatment of its female characters is frequently misogynistic, and that Glee tends to glorify its straight white male characters as infalliable savior figures?
    6. What does he plan to do with the character of Sue Sylvester in the next season? Why does Glee try to humanize her constantly only to have her seemingly forget the lessons she has learned and become cartoonishly evil again? 
    7. Why is Glee so tonally inconsistent? Does he agree with the claim that Glee’s wild tonal shifts, from tragedy to comedy often in the space of back to back scenes, detract from its quality and have turned it from a dark comedy to a preachy after school special whose messages are only muddier than its attempts at characterization? 
    8. Why does Glee have so many characters, and why does it plan to have more when it can’t handle the cast it already has? 
    9. Does he view Rachel as the series’s sole main character, or are Kurt and Finn on her level of importance to the show’s narrative? Why is that?
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