Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 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.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Your partner may be irresponsible with money and you're tired of paying the price for it. Keeping separate financial accounts may be the arrangement for the two of you. If your amour continues to accumulate debt without fear of the consequences, it may be time to part ways. You're a practical person who yearns for financial security. Putting money into a savings account gives you the freedom to travel, write and study. Don't be ashamed of your needs; they encompass your personality.More