Naya tells the contestants that the key to sexuality is confidence. Or as, ahem, she corrects herself to clarify, it’s not sexuality, butsensualityyou need to convey. Naya, say “sensuality” on my TV just a few more times. Please?
The first comment Lea has is to tell Dani how gorgeous she is and how she just wants to stare at her. Dani’s face contorts between “Uh, OK?” and “Do I cry?” It turns out to be a sort of back-handed compliment, though, since Lea goes on to say that she needs to take her beauty as a person and connect it to her confidence in performing.
If I was on Glee I’d really love to play an androgynous character — one that identifies with both genders. Obviously I’m biologically female but I feel like I identify with both genders and I wouldn’t want it to necessarily be like a transgender character it would be more of someone who is learning to accept all the sides of themselves.
Also I was raised in a Mormon background so I kind of had to decide for myself whether or not to continue down that path so I think it would be a really great dynamic to include in the story because I feel like so many kids have to decide if they can or should follow their heart and I chose to follow my heart. I really would like to push the boundaries of what people think is normal for “boys” and “girls.” I kind of want to push the gender norms and get people to see that it’s not just male or female, it’s not just black and white. There are so many shades of grey and all the different colors, too.
The feeling that I get when I share the music and somebody feels it is what inspires me to actually perform my music and not just play it in my room, you know?
Dani Shay, I might just watch The Glee Project because of you.