Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Saucy Glee stars shoot under fire

Lea Michele featured in a saucy photoshoot for GQ

A racy magazine photoshoot with some of the Glee cast have caused stir in the States.

Pictures of Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, suggestively licking a lolly while leaning on a high school locker, and Dianna Agron teasing up an uber-short gym skirt have been branded "un-Glee-like" and a "near pornographic display" by angry commentators.

The photos feature in the US version of GQ magazine, whose editor has defended the shoot, saying of the actors: "I think they're old enough to do what they want."

Broadcaster Katie Couric told viewers of her show that she and her 14-year-old daughter watch the show every week. But she decried the photos, particularly Lea's spread-eagle one, as "raunchy" and "un-Glee-like," and concluded: "I'm disappointed."

Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council said: "It borders on paedophilia."

Dianna took to the web to say that the photos "do not represent who I am."

She went on: "They asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters. At the time, it wasn't my favourite idea, but I did not walk away."

"If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention," she said. "And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?"

GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson took issue with the paedophilia comment, and said: ""I think most people will take the pictures with the wink and spirit of fun in which they were made."

Male co-star Cory Monteith was also featured in the shoot - but he's fully-clothed.

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