Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment in the hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna's greatest hits, including "Express Yourself" and "Like A Prayer." Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a vote of confidence with a makeover that is definitely in "Vogue."
Did You Know?
watched an advance copy of the episode before it aired, and then released a statement voicing her approval: "I thought the Madonna episode of Glee
(2009) was brilliant on every level. The dialogue and the entire script was genius. I completely appreciated the layers of irony, especially when all those macho boys sang 'What It Feels Like For A Girl.' I also loved the fantastic performances of 'Vogue,' 'Express Yourself' and all the messages about the boys being respectful to girls. The entire cast was amazing. They're all so talented. I especially loved Sue Sylvester and Kurt Hummel's characters. Ryan Murphy
did a great job bringing all these elements together. [Madonna's daughter] Lola loved the show too. I wish I went to a high school like that... if only." See more
During the performance of "Express Yourself", a jacket at the end of the stage appears, disappears, and then reappears. See more
As Madonna once said, I'm tough, I'm ambitious and if that makes me a bitch, that's what I am. Pretty sure she stole that line from Sue Sylvester. No, really. I said it first.
Borderline/Open Your Heart
Written by Reggie Lucas
, Gardner Cole
, Peter Rafelson
Performed by Lea Michele
and Cory Monteith See more