Story

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie brings together the cast of the very popular television series of the same name. The concert movie is a musical journey, featuring many favourite songs and dances from the series by the well-loved teenage stars.

The movie shows a live US music concert performed in 2010 by the Glee cast – Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Britney (Heather Morris), Artie (Kevin McHale), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Santana (Naya Rivera), Blaine (Daren Criss) and others. It has a loose plot, behind-the-scene, in-character interviews, and comments from fans about how the series has affected their lives. The movie explores in more depth the stories of three teenagers tackling big issues (dwarfism, Aspergers and homosexuality) and the ways their favourite characters have helped them handle their difficulties.

Themes

Bullying and teasing; homosexuality; disability

Violence

None of concern

Content that may disturb children

Under 8

Nothing of concern

From 8-13

Nothing of concern

Over 13

Nothing of concern

Sexual references

This movie includes some sexual references. For example:

  • A character wears a shirt that states, ‘I like boys’.
  • One of the cast says, ‘Do you wanna make out?’
  • Britney talks about the 3D concept creating a sensation over her ‘boobs’.
  • Britney and her dancers perform sexually provocative dance movements to the song ‘I’m a Slave for You’ by Britney Spears. Examples include gyrating against another person, simulating a sexual act, spanking people on the bottom and pelvic thrusts.
  • A young man is interviewed about his homosexuality. He talks about Kurt’s journey exploring his own sexuality.
  • Puck talks about the ladies liking something to ‘grab on to’.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

Characters wear some provocative clothing.

Product placement

There is some product placement in this movie, including promotion of the Glee franchise and Lacoste products.

Coarse language

This movie has some coarse language.

Ideas to discuss with your children

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie is an uplifting and positive movie starring the cast of the popular television series. It inspires its audience through some real-life stories of ‘Gleeks’ (Glee fans).

The main messages from this movie are about embracing difference and being proud of your own uniqueness. Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include acceptance and standing up for what you believe.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues such as the following:

  • How might this feel to be different?
  • How do you like your differences to be treated by others?