Has anyone noticed the “Wicca Club” posters that have been popping up on Glee?
I first noticed it this week, in the episode called “The First Time.” If you watch the episode, you will notice a scene in which Rachel and Finn are talking next to the school bulletin board. Behind them, to the left, there is a small red and black poster that says “Wicca Club.”
It looks something like this, only more blood-red and gothic in style:
Of course, the immediate question that comes to mind is, Why is the pentagram upside down? Someone had to make that choice, and with the faux-scary, gothic look of the actual poster, I have a bad feeling about the real message here. You could argue that the upside down star is stylized as an M for McKinley High School, but I think that’s a bit of a stretch, especially since the huge pentagram on the poster doesn’t appear to connect to the rest of the school’s name.
Glee has dealt with the issue of religion in the past, but it has done so either through Mercedes convincing Kurt that church ain’t so bad or the situational irony of a pregnant Celibacy Club president who always wears a cross around her neck. For diversity’s sake, they made Puck Jewish and he mentions it now and then.
What, if anything, will the show do with a Wicca Club? The season has hit the middle of sweeps and there is a constant need to find new controversy to fuel the plots. One of the show’s challenges is to remain light and funny while tackling some important issues like homophobia, bullying, and physical/mental disability. Could Wicca be next?
I tend to doubt it will become a running storyline. I can see it driving one episode where, perhaps, Santana turns witchy and conflict with the rest of the group ensues. Throw in a performance of “Dear Mr. Crowley” and “Witchy Woman” and you have an episode in the box. What more could they do with it? Any ideas?