I mean no hate. I’m just explaining my opinion….
I’ve wondered about this for a while. It’s no secret that Brittana (Brittany and Santana) is one of Glee’s most popular couples, along with Klaine and Finchel. I’m a hardcore Klaine shipper and will still forever be a Finchel shipper, but I’ve never really loooooved Brittana. That’s not to say that I don’t think they’re cute and meant to be, to some extent. But I don’t squeal at the sound of their name or flail when they kiss, like I do for the other couples. And it’s made me wonder why I don’t. What is it that I don’t like about them? And after some thinking, I think I’ve found out why.
I’m one of those people who can’t make something from nothing. I can’t see two people and like them together just because. There must be something pushing me towards it. Some interaction of some sort. And even then, I still may not like it. I rely on the canon facts a lot, basically. And as someone who’s been a fan since Season 1 of Glee, I use that as my foundations. All the characters I liked then, I still like, and the ones I didn’t, I still don’t (with the exception of Kurt. I wasn’t a huge S1 Kurt fan, funnily enough). And I think that’s why I guess I’m not a huge Brittana shipper. In Season 1, they weren’t together and were not meant to be so, either. You can argue this all you want, but in Season 1, they were only friends. Best friends. That was clear. They both dated guys…many, many guys. Santana got in a fight with Mercedes when she and Puck had that fling. It was clear that Santana liked Puck, and Brittany told Kurt that she’s made out with almost every guy in school.
The only hints, if you consider it hints, in that Season was the iconic Brittana pinky linking, which actually wasn’t scripted, it was something that Naya and Heather added and Ryan liked it. And it was Sue that enlisted them to try and seduce Finn after he dumped Rachel in ‘Hell-o’. In ‘Sectionals’ when Santana says on the phone that “Sex isn’t dating,” Brittany adds, “If it were, Santana and I would be dating.” I didn’t watch this and think that Santana was a lesbian. I watched this and thought that they were obviously so bored with the many, many guys that they’ve both got so they’ve tried each other. It was just the two of them being dumb teenagers. What I’m saying is that in Season 1, I don’t believe that Santana was a lesbian and was ever meant to be. In fact, she and Brittany weren’t even meant to be in the show for as long as they are. They were meant to be back ground Cheerios and nothing more, but the writers kept them around when they figured out that they could sing. Even in Season 2, in ‘Britney/Brittany’ song they sang, ‘Me Against The Music’ it wasn’t anything romantic or sexual, it was just two friends singing and reenacting the real music video with Madonna and Britney in their dentist chair dream. It wasn’t until ‘Duets’ where we see them actually doing something, which is just making out on Brittany’s bed. And even then, they both dated guys after that. Santana went after Sam on her own accord.
I guess I just feel like the Glee writers realized how successful the Klaine relationship was that they decided to do the same with lesbians, and instead of having new characters, they used the ones that would be the most realistic, being Santana and Brittany. After all, they were already friends and comfortable with each other.
Another reason why I’m not really in love with Brittana is because of Brittany. I’ve said it before, but Glee made her so dumb that she only became good for funny one-liners and the odd dance number. It was hard picturing and seeing Santana and Brittany have serious conversations with each other because I was so focused on how silly Brittany’s words were. Yes, sometimes she managed to say something useful and sweet, but most of it was just….for lack of a better word, dumb.
I’m not saying that I have a problem with them; I’m fine with Brittana, and seeing Santana come to terms with herself was really good because unlike Kurt and Blaine, she didn’t already know. But I guess it was the fact that for two seasons, I didn’t really see Santana as a lesbian and that really influenced me into not loooooveing Brittana.
And I’m not saying that Brittana isn’t cute. In fact, I think they’re very sweet together. Once they were actually in a relationship and Santana stopped dating guys, it was very nice. They genuinely cared for each other and brought out the best in each other.
The point of this post is, that is why I’m not a huge Brittana shipper. But I want to know: are you? And if yes, why? When did you first start loving them? And feel free to argue any of my points. I won’t be mad at all. Take care, Gleeks, and talk to you soon!