‘Modern Family’ Season 11: Cameron’s defiance of stereotypes is impressive but he occasionally overdoes his gayness

He may have annoyed us with his imposition of overly effeminate taste in things over Mitchell, but he has also stood by his husband at the toughest of times


                            ‘Modern Family’ Season 11: Cameron’s defiance of stereotypes is impressive but he occasionally overdoes his gayness

Undeniably, the ever-flamboyant Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) of the Tucker-Pritchett household from ‘Modern Family’ has been one of the main highlights of the sitcom. He fills up the room with his liveliness, which is as vibrant as the flashy shirts he carries. He wears his heart on his sleeve and has never let anything in the world strike his confidence, except for his own body weight.

For the past decade, we have been exposed to different shades to Cam’s persona, which has not just offered hysterical outbursts, but also surprised us with elements which were hard to come to terms with. Although his stance against the stereotypes associated with gay men is interesting to watch, it kills the fun when he overdoes his gayness occasionally.

When ‘Modern Family’ first aired, Cam was shown to be a stay-at-home father whose life revolved around taking care of his husband Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and parenting their adopted daughter Lily (Audrey Aderson-Emmons). Occasionally, we explored Cam’s occupation as a clown, but nothing more from his competitive end was showcased.

However, with the progression of the show, Cameron evolved parallelly as a character. Who we thought was nothing but a stereotypical representation of homosexual men, owing to his taste in music, tone of his voice and hand actions that accompanies literally every word that spills out of his mouth, later went on to become the first-ever gay high school football coach/PE teacher in the city, which played a key role in revitalization of his role on the show.

Over the years, we’ve seen him be vocal about his reluctance towards being addressed as the ‘wife’ in his relationship with Mitch.

Although he found it hard initially when Jay would conveniently throw the wife jokes on his face at every given opportunity, Cameron eventually gained the confidence to bluntly dismiss his father-in-law’s remarks about his sexuality.

Fans of the show have dissed his character as much as they’ve come to love it. He may have gotten us annoyed with his imposition of overly effeminate taste in things over Mitchell, but he has also stood by his husband at the toughest of times and even taken a swing at the ones who threatened his man.

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