Nolan Gould From ‘Modern Family’ Stars As A Gay Teen In Logic’s New Music Video With A Powerful Message

News & Culture Writer
08.18.17

Logic has been having a pretty great week. After making his animated TV debut on Sunday’s new episode of Rick and Morty, the 27-year-old rapper released his latest music video on Thursday for “1-800-273-8255,” (ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid), which has already gotten over two million views on YouTube — at the time of this writing — in the 24 hours or so since it dropped. The nearly seven-minute-long clip stars Nolan Gould from Modern Family as a gay teen in an interracial relationship, featuring Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine as the boys’ respective fathers. (Luis Guzmán also pops up in the video as a high school track coach.)

The story that plays out a familiar one. The teen boys are both forced to hide their relationship at school and at home, as Nolan’s character’s family is even seen initially welcoming the African American teen at the dinner table as they all raise glasses and clink. Things abruptly change, however, when Modine’s character finds the boy in bed together, which causes the African American teen to go into a downward spiral of suicidal thoughts. Thankfully, unlike many stories similar to this, this one does not end in tragedy — in what feels like a Six Feet Under inspired ending.

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