‘Why Didn’t They Shut Down The Show?’ Everything We Learned About Glee From The New Docuseries

Glee cast standing in music room

I know the idea of a tell-all Glee documentary is juicy, but I also think there’s a way to produce it so it doesn’t exploit cast members’ trauma; some supposed “bombshells” that The Price of Glee purports to cover relate to Monteith’s experience with addiction and the Rivera’s final moments before she passed away. It’s pretty foul to true crime-ify that.

So you don’t have to watch The Price of Glee, here is everything we learned about the show which gifted/punished us with “Let’s Have A Kiki“.

Production had to implement intense security measures to keep rabid Gleeks at bay

On The Price of Glee, one crew member claimed production had to build tunnels between actors’ trailers and filming locations so they could safely walk to-and-fro without being accosted by fans.

According to Monteith’s friend Stephen Kramer Glickman, the “tunnel is real”.

And Justin Neill, who lived with the actor in California, said Monteith was being stalked by “a young girl who was always following him”,

Neill said they put up extra security cameras but after a while, Monteith was forced to move for his own safety.

It’s all extremely horrifying and sad, frankly. Gleeks respect people’s boundaries challenge.

Lea Michele literally pulled a Mean Girls

We all been knew that several Glee cast members have accused Lea Michele of racism and bullying.

Back in 2020, Samantha Ware responded to a Black Lives Matter tweet that Michele shared. She wrote: “Lmao, remember when you made my first television gig a living hell? Cause I’ll never forget”.

Ware alleged Michele told other cast members she would “shit in [her] wig amongst other traumatic microaggressions”.

Ware’s accusations of bullying weren’t isolated; Heather Morris admitted that Michele was “unpleasant to work with” and claimed on Danny Pellegrino‘s Everything Iconic podcast that the Glee cast was “scared” to report Michele’s “bullying” to the big dogs.

Amber Riley also neither confirmed nor denied whether Michele was racist when Ziwe posed the question. INTERESTING.

Lore completed, let’s scoot back to The Price of Glee.

Assistant to the executive director Garrett Greer echoed the claims that Michele was not particularly nice to work with. He claimed she was a “narcissist” and alleged that “if there was ever a threat to [her character’s] attention, that caused conflict”.

Dabier Snell, who appeared in one episode of Glee in Season 4, alleged Michele banned him from sitting with the main cast at lunch.

“After we had filmed that scene and obviously there was lunch, Darren [Criss] was like, ‘Yo, you should come by. All the cast members will probably sit down,’” Snell said.

“I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ I was there maybe 10 minutes and then I got pulled by somebody on set.

“They were like, ‘Hey, Dab, can I talk to you for a minute?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure.’ So, she goes, ‘Somebody specifically at the table doesn’t want you sitting there.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ So, she was like, ‘I’m really sorry about that. It’s not about you. It’s just the person there doesn’t feel like you belong with the rest of the group.’”

Snell claimed he asked the crew member if the “somebody specifically” was Michele, and said they made a “wincing face” and nodded.

“Like, wow, I really got pulled because of my status on the show,” Snell said.

“I’ve never really experienced anything like that, even in a high school setting.”