All summer long, the cast of Glee has been touring the country performing some of the most popular covers from their Fox comedy series. The entire cast of Glee kids has been on board, including out gay character Kurt (played by Chris Colfer), bisexual character Brittany (played by Heather Morris), and closeted lesbian Santana (played by Naya Rivera).
Just last weekend, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, the frivolously 3D film that chronicles the tour and juxtaposes musical performances with pseudo inspirational segments profiling fans of the show, debuted in theaters. It didn't do so hot, nabbing only $6 million in more than 2,000 theaters.
Yesterday, I took a listen to the soundtrack from the film, which features the live versions of songs like "Don't Stop Believin,'" "Dog Days Are Over," and "Jessie's Girl." Also included is "Born This Way," the cast cover of the Lady Gaga hit.
In May, we saw the specific references to the LGBT community cut out of performances of "Born This Way," which Gaga had previously touted as this generation's new gay anthem. One line - "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, I'm on the right track baby, I was born to survive" - was excised or skipped over during Gaga's Good Morning America performance and the Glee TV version of the "Born This Way" episode.
The Glee concert and movie version of the song are also missing the LGBT references.