'Glee' gets 'wild' in GQ
October 19th, 2010
05:51 PM ET

'Glee' gets 'wild' in GQ

GQ's November issue marks at least the third magazine cover on which the cast of “Glee” has “gone wild” – they got the same treatment on the front of both Rolling Stone and In Touch this year – but this time around, they’re getting wild while wearing less clothing.

Scratch that – Cory Monteith, who plays the lovably dense jock Finn, remains fully dressed. It's Dianna Agron, who portrays cheerleader and one-time pregnant teen Quinn, and Lea Michele, who plays the uptight and determined Rachel Berry, who show markedly more skin.

Agron admits in the interview that she's "never been shot in so little clothing."

See more photos from the “Glee” GQ cover shoot

Michele expressed similar surprise.  "I don't know how they got me to do half the stuff I did," she said of the shoot. "But I was in really good shape this summer, so..."

But if anything, the cast seems to be the same kids that first won the hearts of critics and fans alike with the quirky musical comedy series. Lea Michele still says that the cast of “Glee” is tight-knit, pointing out that Chris Colfer isn’t afraid to break out a Madea movie and some ice cream if she’s having a bad day.

She’s also still not getting that nose job: “I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get one. And if anybody needed it, I probably did,” she told the men’s magazine. “But my mom always told me, growing up, ‘Barbra Streisand didn’t get a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And I didn’t. [Expletive] those people. That’s why I’m proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, ‘You don’t need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.’ ”

Read the full interview with the cast of "Glee"

And love your pick for a “Glee” cameo. Dianna Agron admits that her choice for a “Glee” appearance may be unconventional, but she stands by her desire to see Christopher Walken on the show one day.

“I don’t think people are too fond of that suggestion,” she said. “I think they just want me to say Justin Timberlake or something.”

Filed under: Glee • television

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  1. ML

    Glee touches on many adult themes, including scenes where the cast is dressed in very scantily clad attire, think back to the cheerios car wash episode, not to mention the lesbian undertones of two of the cheerleaders. Lets stop pretending this show is for pre- teens and then these pictures hardly seem like an issue. They are two actresses well over 18, the pictures were intended for men well above the age of 18.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TJ

    Ummm....has anyone seen the show?! It's really not for kids first of all. and second of all they are freaking adults. you don't want your child to behave this way or do something like this teach them not too. Stop allowing tv to raise your children. Stop allowing tv stars to be their role models...it all starts at home! I personally see nothing wrong with this besides the socks haha

    October 25, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lucas

    Lady gaga for example, she expressed the way she wants, she like to kiss womens, Knowing that she have fans have teenagers and children.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lucas

    They are artists, are already adults, they have a right to express themselves the way they want.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lucas

    All the two girls has more than 23 years, and the boy has 28 years. I think these criticisms are a big mistake.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. portalpunk

    OMG, I cannot believe such a disgraceful cover is on a magazine in the United Christian States of American't! Those little bim-bos should burn with the devil. Save us Lord, shoot down those sinners of great evil that wear no proper panties and fornicate prior to the lawful uniion in gods eyes. BTW, I'm going to the liquor store, anyone need anything?

    October 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mindy

    Perhaps instead of trying to control the media parents should be more concerned with controlling their children as in what they have access too.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Adam

    It's called a "publicity stunt" and everyone of you just fell for it. The more you write on blogs, chitterl-chatter about it, the more their names and the show's name gets out there.

    October 21, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dr Michael Williams

    Link correction: http://www.examiner.com/family-in-albuquerque/gq-magazine-pushing-pedophilia-with-glee-article

    October 21, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dr Michael Williams

    It may be legal, but dressing up older women to look like under barely dressed aged girls is nothing but promotion of pedophilia: Here is what I wrote about it:http://www.examiner.com/family-in-albuquerque/gq-magazine-pushing-pedophilia-with-glee-article

    Here is what this kind of stuff results in when readers of this trash get all hyped and decide to go take a look see of the real thing: http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1801416.shtml?cat=500

    October 21, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. Antiprude

    prudes are noobs, get over it, they lesbian kiss... talk about scissoring... get pregnant at school... theres no role models in this show, stop being pathetic

    October 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. AG

    Oh please get over yourself people. These actors are in their 20s, it's not like they are actual HS kids. Get over it, it is what it is.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ummm

    Both actresses are 24 years old. What's the problem? Do we not have more important issues to focus on?!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. amanda

    Yes kids and adults of all ages love the show...but to the parents who are complaining about the image this magazine cover projects, why are you letting your kids read/view a GQ magazine? If you're not, then what's the problem – your kids won't even know these photos exist. Stop blaming the media for everything and buck up your own parental responsibility to protect your kids from what you think will harm them...or would that take time away from your Facebook farm? And I am a woman and mother so there!

    October 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JAK

    Saw the rest of the photos on the GQ site. These are wrong as actors who are now teenage role models!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  16. RS

    And at that moment, Corey Monteith was thinking "A babe in each hand ? I could die happy now !" lol !

    October 20, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. broadwayfan

    In case anyone is wondering Lea Michele originated the main character in the broadway musical Spring Awakening. It won the tony for best new musical.

    Her character, aged 15, participated in the following:
    The act of "making love" on stage
    Get beat and almost r@ped on stage
    Got empregnated
    Forced to get a backyard aborti0n
    Dies as a result of that aborti0n
    (Oh, and there were two gay characters....*GASP*)

    So before we start a riot, maybe we should do a little more background research on these full grown adults.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Michael Williams

      Won a Tony? Wow, and to think that 50 million+ abortions were the positive message that would earn a Tony? What trash!


      October 21, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. jennifer

    looks like they were copying the true blood cover

    October 20, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  19. mary

    Chris Walken would be awesome!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kurt

    These "young" girls are both 24. Not exactly young now are they.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Michael Williams


      October 21, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Quack! sayeth the Duck.

      October 21, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  21. lilliaana

    These are adult actors on a tv 14 show. They get paid to be on the show. If parents are looking to adult men and women ACTORS to be the role models for their children then shame on those parents. I bet you are the same parents who get all hurt when a multimillionaire jock gets arrested because he/she was the role model for your jock at home. Get over yourselves. Take a lesson from bad boy $$$ basketball player charles barkley. He warned all those parents that he was not a role model.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  22. Sara

    I don't get it, Glee isn't a kids show, it's rated TV-14. These parents who are up in arms about this GQ article saying the girls are being bad role models... have you even watched the show? Half of the musical numbers involve the girl mounting their male partner and thrusting on him. A kid got pot from a former teacher who was fired for child molestation and made pot-laced cupcakes to sell to the school... and he got away with it! A few weeks ago a kid was caught pleasuring himself, completely nude, in the school library. These "kids" shouldn't be held to the same standards as the cast of High School Musical or Miley Cyrus. They're on a show that although has heart, was designed for young adults, not little kids.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      But is this what 'young adults' should be looking up to? That stuff actually does happen in middle and high schools across the nation. The media should not be glorifying those things. It's one thing to show real-life situations that do happen but have a positive message coming from it, but quite another to show it as just 'entertainment'!

      October 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dan

    It never ceases to amaze me just how uptight and judgemental Americans can be (assuming most of the ridiculous comments are from Americans). It's a magazine cover. Will it change the world? No. Is there nudity? No. Why do people have to read so much of themselves into everything they see and judge people based on their own tastes and morals? Less judgment and ridicule, more acceptance and tolerance. No wonder we have children committing suicide.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Dan, did you ever think that kids are offing themselves and falling into self-hate over the 'dysmorphic self-destructive plots' (as a certain song says) that are being presented in the media? What do you think causes body dysmorphic disorder and the eating disorders that follow along with it? What about kids wh0ring themselves out with no self-respect at all and acting like gang banging thugs with no common sense? Don't act like the media has no share of the blame for this stuff. The media is a tool for brainwashing and has done its damage to society. Yes, parents should instill good morals and principles in their children. But that's just not happening like it should. And when parents don't raise their kids, the media will do it for them. We are giving our responsibility away.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Michael Williams

      tell it to this family: http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1801416.shtml?cat=500
      Read more:http://www.examiner.com/family-in-albuquerque/gq-magazine-pushing-pedophilia-with-glee-article

      October 21, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  24. insider


    October 20, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  25. Good Times

    I just got out of the bathroom after looking at these pictures....again.....buh buh buh buh. Hot hot hot. Hugh better get on the phone with these girls while they're hot....can't wait for that issue to arrive at my house.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dimples

    These pics r in GQ magazine. What 11-15 yr old belongs reading this magazine? It's 4 men,4 crying out loud!!!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  27. shawn l

    LoL at calling them kids.

    Lea Michele is 24
    Dianna Agron is 24
    Cory Monteith is 28.

    These aren't 18 year olds people.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  28. gyalliwasp

    This is enough to make me boycott the show. One less viewer probably won't matter, but this shoot totally ruins it for me. Thanks.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  29. saundrah

    Get over it.. this is not a kid's show people.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  30. mmi16

    If God didn't want is image displayed – he would not have given each of us our own copy.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  31. Juice

    Has anyone ever heard of morals! God's image was meant to be displayed for a spouse only, not to be used for lustI I loved Glee in the beginning but if they don't clean up their act, I will not continue to watch it!

    October 20, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      I'm sure they will miss you terribly!!!

      October 20, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • shawn l

      Id like to see where it says in the bible you have to be married to see each other naked. Adam and Eve were never married, neither were half the figures in the bible lol.

      October 20, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  32. mmi16

    If humans are made in God's image...why do we get so uptight when God's image is displayed?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      There's nothing wrong with nudity in the appropriate context but this is just s!uttiness!

      October 20, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  33. B=Dog

    If they dressed like this on the show I would DEFINITELY watch!

    October 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Taylor

    So two attractive women in their mid twenties posed (not nude btw) for an adult male magazine.... what's the problem again? Why is this getting any attention?! It's not like they're on a Disney channel show or posing for a family magazine. If you don't like it or don't want your kids seeing it, DON'T GET THE MAGAZINE.

    October 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Don't you get it? As I just said, these pics are all over the net now, you're looking at it on CNN, which links right to all the pics at GQ. Kids that idolize these actresses (that PLAY KIDS on TV) can easily and innocently look up their pictures online. THE PICS ARE NOT STAYING IN THE MAGAZINE.

      October 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      Yo, Ken. It's on CNN's website. Not exactly the hot spot for the pre-teen set. If you concern is that these pictures are "out there," I'm afraid there is far worse out there already.

      I agree with Taylor: It's GQ, for goodness sakes. It's not like the pictures appear in Highlights, Seventeen, or Tiger Beat!

      October 20, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • irene

      hahaha i agrre with you and you have a big point

      October 20, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kirsten

      Ken is right.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ken

    Sure, the girls ARE attractive, but let's face it: at least in this area, the show is very popular with 11-15 year old girls (It is NOT appropriate for that age group). Like it or not these women are role models for them, and this sets a very poor example, even if the actresses are in their 20's. You CAN make the claim that these photos are intended for an adult male audience, but they're not staying in that magazine now are they? Look where we're seeing them...plastered all over CNN! This is news?!

    These girls are talented, they shouldn't have to resort to this to feel good about themselves. My wife and I love Glee, but this just makes us sad for them. It's irresponsible behavior during their tenure on the show.

    October 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dimples


      October 20, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      And the 11-15 year old girls who are the fans shouldn't be buying GQ anyway:

      Q -Mom can I buy GQ my favorite actresses from Glee are in there this issue.
      A – No GQ is a men's magazine and it's not for you to read.

      And Dr Williams...all I can say is in my opinion ... QUACK!

      October 21, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  36. sockpuppet

    Whoa have to say since they play teen-aged girls on a tv show and are now role models for teen-aged girls, they have to take that into consideration. If you click the link and look at the other photos, the blond never really gets too out of line, so kuddos to her, but "Rachel" goes way over the top. I'm glad she is happy with her swimsuit body but does she need to pose in panties with a lollipop in a high school, or with her legs spread in a locker room? It's way too underage-suggestive

    October 19, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mich

      I agree completely way out of line for someone representing young people TO young people. They have lost my support totally.

      October 20, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • broadwayfan

      If it is too underage suggestive...why did you go and look?

      October 20, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  37. Mi ch

    One word. UNACCEPTABLE

    October 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Frank

    Yay, more denigration of women. I don't see what's so positive about it. How is this supposed to make young girls feel good about themselves?

    "“I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get one."

    Must be nice coming from such an apparently wealthy area. I'm guessing private school with plastic surgery paid for with daddy's $$$$$$$.

    "That’s why I’m proud to be on a positive show and to be a voice for girls and say, ‘You don’t need to look like everybody else. Love who you are.’ ”"

    As she poses like a wh0re at a drunken frat party on a cover of a men's mag which has been digitally altered to 'perfection' by a team of image handlers.

    Oh, what a wonderful message for girls: "You don't need to look like everybody else – as long as you look like me." "Love who you are – as long as you're following our definition of who you should be."

    October 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kirsten

      I AGREE ,FRANK!!!

      October 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      It's easy to say all that you said there, Frank. But are you going to sit there behind your computer on a CNN forum and just talk about it or are you going to leave your computer, walk outside, and take an aggressive stance on it? Most people just complain about it and do nothing else. It doesn't show much for your character.

      People go around and use harsh words quite loosely these days (no pun intended). Calling these girls wh0res really shows your true character. Keep judging them... I'm sure you're the all-knowing power behind that computer there.

      October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      What are you suggesting I should do? Bomb the offices of GQ? Storm the set of Glee and give them a piece of my mind? Please. Just by putting my opinion out there and raising discussion about these topics will make a difference. If you can make people question and think, you've done a lot. It pays more to be well-informed.
      If they're not acting like wh0res, then what are they acting like? Why, does my choice of language offend your delicate sensibilities? But this is just okay? Make more sense, plz.

      October 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  39. terri

    i hope you all know that they are in their mid to late 20s and to the mother who is soo disappointed i hope your child knows that the show is fake

    October 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  40. lisa shaner

    Great post, does he have to be grabbing both girls butt at the same time? His character was in a relationship with both girls in the show, but i dont know if i approve of this message, but its not like what i think really matters....I love the show Glee!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "but its not like what i think really matters"

      Just what we need – more defeatism.

      October 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. elaine12qw

    thi si cool

    October 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Bill

    Why does he get to wear pants?

    October 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. sunflower

    Who cares jajajaja really who care.

    October 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Sean

    It's a very hot cover just like the one for Rolling Stone. If you're wondering why: the magazine's called GQ...you know, GentleMEN's Quarterly. Yeah, we love it!

    October 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      There's nothing 'gentlemenly' about it. Should be changed to Frat Boy Quarterly.

      October 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Frank

      I take it you listen to Rod Stewart regularly, miss episodes of Leave it to Beaver, and still remember when Nixon was being impeached... go get a life.

      October 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      I don't like any of those things, and I'm only 21. Get a clue.

      October 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Victoria

    Terry Richardson was the photog. GQ+Terry? This shoot's starting to make a lot more sense now.

    October 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  46. John

    These pictures are no worse than what was worn during the Britney Spears episode or just about anything on the show for that matter. It’s ok to sing suggestive lyrics with their older male teacher, but they can’t pose on a magazine cover? Talk about a double standard.

    October 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  47. mel

    It looks like this photo shoot was based off the high school version of Debbie Does Dallas.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Sandy

    Very disappointed that GQ would exploit two popular young women to sell issues. Equally disappointed with the young women, watched weekly by hundreds of thousands of girls and young women, for allowing themselves to be photographed in such suggestive ways. My daughter and I are Gleeks and will continue to be, but this makes me sad.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Sandy: Have you ever read GQ? Stuff like that happens in there all the time.

      It's turning into Maxim.

      October 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake_the_man

      CQ has had worse on it's cover but these actresses are role models for lots of young girls so that's where it is wrong.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Michael Williams

      Here is an article about it:http://www.examiner.com/family-in-albuquerque/gq-magazine-pushing-pedophilia-with-glee-article

      October 21, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike


      Really? These girls are role models? Teenage pregnancy and has a bad case of lime-light disease? I would hardly go as far to call them 'roll-models'.

      October 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |

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