Girl or Boy by Dani Shay of The Glee Project.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
"Girl or Boy" By Dani Shay of The Glee Project
I came this this rather remarkable song by Dani Shay, who was recently booted off The Glee Project because she wasn't enough like the type of people Ryan wanted on Glee. Well, Ryan wallows in depictions of gay kids, transgender kids, sexually ambiguous kids, and gay kids. Here, Dani honestly lays claim to the fact that, whatever else she may be, she is blurring the lines of what comes across as masculine and feminine. I would like to suggest that this point of view, combined with her very obvious talent, should have been enough to propel her past the likes of Tyler. I think, by the standards of Ryan's own viewpoint, Ryan blew it. She's got quite a Glee-worthy tale to tell, if he had stopped to look at her. Glee is all about pushing the lines of convention regarding sexuality and sexual identification. Maybe it's just me, but I wonder... if Ryan Murphy had heard this song and realized she was stretching boundaries, would she have stayed?