There’s something special about Modern Family. It’s definitely one of the best shows on television and I’m happy to see it getting the attention it deserves.
But lately the media has been making an issue of The Gay Kiss Thing. When are Mitchell and Cameron going to kiss? Why haven’t they kissed yet? When/If they do kiss, will it hurt the ratings? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Hurt the ratings?!? It’s 2010. It’s a FAMILY show. Set in MODERN times. Modern families include gay people, and occasionally they do kiss. Modern Family is a show about inclusion, embracing differences and celebrating them as part of what make families so dynamic. The show handles real issues with a lot of heart and humor. I don’t think you’ll ever see Mitch and Cam sucking face, groping each other, or using tongue. I do think they’ll continue to show the occasional loving smooch as they did on tonight’s episode, perhaps one day when it’s not taking place in the background.
“The Kiss” (Season 2, Episode 2) wasn’t just about Mitch and Cam planting one on each other in public, it was also about first kisses, and about fathers showing affection for their kids by giving them a kiss goodnight. That’s what I love about Modern Family – they didn’t turn “The Kiss” into a gay thing.
Best Songs about Kissing:
A Kiss To Build a Dream On - Louis Armstrong
Steal My Kisses- Ben Harper
Kiss – Prince
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
This Kiss - Faith Hill
Kissing You - Des’ree