The Season 13 finale of FXX’s “It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia” will likely be remembered for a a lot–buzzed–about up to date dance sequence that not solely stopped the present, but additionally represented a principal character popping out to his father as a homosexual man.
Although Mac (performed by Rob McElhenney) was revealed to be homosexual final season, he stored his sexuality from his father, Luther (Gregory Scott Cummins).
Titled “Mac Finds His Delight,” Wednesday’s episode noticed Mac telling Luther, “Dad, I’m homosexual,” earlier than stripping off his shirt and launching right into a rain-soaked pas de deux with ballerina Kylie Shea.
Watch the complete scene beneath.
McElhenney, who can also be the present’s creator, instructed Vulture he needed to precise his character’s interior turmoil by means of the quantity and labored with choreographers Alison Faulk and Leo Moctezuma for a number of hours day by day to good his strikes.
Noting that the present obtained “overwhelming emotional response from the LGBTQ group” when Mac got here out as homosexual in an episode that aired final 12 months, McElhenney mentioned, “I took it severely and I felt it might be utterly sudden to have this far more emotionally resonant finish to the season.”
Set to the tune of Sigur Rós’s “Varúð,” the quantity additionally provided McElhenney an opportunity to indicate off the chiseled bod he unveiled in a snarky Instagram submit in September.
As to his choice to companion with Shea versus a male dancer, he added, “We thought what can be humorous about it’s that it’s type of complicated. We’ve set it up within the script that his clarification can also be intensely complicated.”
“We realized if he couldn’t actually verbalize what it’s that’s occurring to him, it doesn’t matter as a result of he’s simply hoping for somebody — whether or not it’s God, his mother, or his dad, or his surrogate father Frank — to say that it’s all proper to really feel what I really feel and be who I’m,” he continued.