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Glee fans go wild for Sue’s “Vogue” video. But did it work?
“Glee” s scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester’s parody of a 1990 Madonna music video got its much anticipated premiere on Tuesday night. But did it live up to its billing?
Reactions to the black-and-white remake of Madonna’s “Vogue” video have been mixed, with some fans (especially those too young to remember the 1990 original) saying they were confused as to whether it was supposed to be funny, while others raved about the subtle homage to one of the world’s most influential pop stars. The video, which will be featured again as part of next week’s Madonna-themed “Glee” episode. But here it is for those who can’t wait that long.
According to Fox, it is part of a subplot that sees choir members Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a makeover in an episode that sees all the girls embrace their strength and independence.
Entertainment Weekly asked if Sue (played by actress Jane Lynch) “put enough of herself in ‘Vogue.’?
One “Glee” fan called it a “big missed opportunity to be funnier or nastier”. On Twitter, where “Glee” was among the top 5 trending topics on Wednesday, one fan said “oh GLEE, i don’t watch you but after seeing jane’s vogue. i think i should start.” Fox said a record 13.7 million audience tuned-in to “Glee” on Tuesday, almost double the previous average. Such was the volume of traffic to the official www.gleeforum.com that the site crashed on Wednesday.
But there were no doubts about the adulation for actress Jane Lynch, whose snarky character and cutting put-downs are fast becoming one of the biggest attractions of “Glee”. “What can I say, she has charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent….I LOVE HER!” wrote one fan on Hulu.com of Lynch.