Ty Burrell, star of the Emmy-winning comedy Modern Family, likes to think his show makes the world a better place. And one way the series has, he says, is by normalizing gay marriage.
That applies even to conservative fans of the show, Burrell adds during a chat with The Telegraph on the series’ cultural impact.
I love it when I talk to conservatives and they’re describing all three couples, and they never mention that one of them is gay. That’s the brilliance of the writing. In a completely unaggressive, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff. The banality of it is the most revolutionary thing.”
I think if you turned around and asked that same conservative person how they felt about gay marriage, that probably hasn’t changed for them, but the seed has been planted none the less. It’s progress and it’s the coolest thing.