The episode was well done and almost everyone seemed to be in character. I had problems with the view the episode said about nudity. It seemed to embrace male nudity, but not female nudity. The second Rachel considered the film, Kurt (ie. the one who seemed too out of character) said she was slutty, had no self-respect, or assumed it was a porno. His criticisms of her were very distasteful, as A, he had no problem wanting to perform his NYADA audition in nude, and B, he was the one who encouraged her to change her style. The criticism extends to Season 1!Rachel, who said similar things of varying truth about Rachel's new appearance.
I was very happy to see Dianna and Naya again, and was pleased with how they handled Rachel's situation. Santana's sex tape example and Quinn's 2-2-2 rule were better ways to persuade her than telling her she'd be whoring herself out if she did the film. The scene with Rachel filming the move was admittedly awkward but I'm glad she left it open ended, saying that she may be ready sometime in the future, but she isn't today.
The calendar storyline at WMHS was kind of a fluffy fill, but I was happy Artie stood up for himself. Finn never proves my dislike of him wrong. Artie had to tell him no multiple times before he said that 'it's cool, dude', but I was upset he asked more than once. Jake and Marley are a cute couple and while far from as interesting as the original characters, I'm interested to see where they take them.
I was a little disappointed with Sam's part. The show has been dumbing him down so much this year because they want him to be the male Brittany 2.0. (And since he's a guy, people offered to help him out and support him. Brittany and her intelligence is still used as a joke by the writers and it's I thought the show would never address his body issues, and I'm glad they did even though it was kind of ridiculous.