There are obviously far more important issues at play surrounding yesterday’s Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 decisions than whether two TV characters will have a big fancy wedding, but this is a TV website that covers TV things, so here goes: Cameron and Mitchell might be getting married during the next season of Modern Family.
Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd told EW that today’s court ruling could impact the show’s fifth season and whether Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) finally tie the knot. “It’s a real possibility,” Lloyd said. “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons.
“We’ve had a number of conversations,” Lloyd continued. “As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell’s life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them. Wouldn’t it be pretty tempting to think about walking through it? We imagine a lot of gay couples today are deciding whether to get married now that it’s open to them. From our standpoint, that’s something to explore.” [EW]
The nice thing about this is that, as Lloyd said, it would feel natural now. If you remember, the ACLU was pushing really hard for Cameron and Mitchell to get married last season because it would be “important” “politically,” which is not technically the responsibility of a sitcom. A sitcom’s job is to make creative decisions for the show that are true to the characters and make the audience laugh. Two gay characters discussing marriage after major real world events would make it a viable option seems to satisfy the first part. As for the second part, I assume Phil and Luke will accidentally end up wearing each other’s tuxedos or something and Claire will be, like, suuuuuuuuuuper pissed about it.
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