It's important to note the difference in characterization between Mitchell and Cam, including dress, speech patterns, and mannerisms. Further, this scene in particular starts out much like one would find with any pairing of new parents--the sexuality is entirely unimportant here. It isn't until the climax comes that the extreme personalities shine through, and we revert to more stereotypical depictions of gay men (at least from Cam).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Queer, or queer?
When asked to look into Queer Theory, I couldn't think of a better current example than Modern Family, which is a groundbreaking series in that it's the first network primetime show to depict a gay married couple (and a gay married couple with a daughter, at that!).