Nov 7, 2014

Adam DeVine: Amazing Physique, Homophobic Past

If you've been watching Modern Family, you're probably wondering about Andy, the sweet, cheerful, ultra-feminine guy with a incredible -- repeat, incredible -- physique that Gloria hires as a nanny for the baby, to the consternation of her husband and teenage son.  At first I figured that he was using feminine mannerisms to signify that he was gay.

But it turns out that his plot arc is going in another direction: he and the teenage Haley have a sparring "I hate you!" attraction going on.

I looked him up on the internet, and found some amazing beefcake photos.

He's Adam DeVine, a 30-year old comedian from Omaha, Nebraska who has been performing on-screen since 2006, usually teamed with Anders Holms and Blake Anderson.  They have produced many comedy shorts, such as Religious Dad, Straight Outta Mordor, and Super Seniors, and three tv series for Comedy Central: Crossbows & Mustaches (2006-2008), Fifth Year (2008-), and the workplace comedy Workaholics (2011-2014).  

Comedy Central's humor is usually bitingly homophobic, so I'm leery about investigating Adam's work further, but a google search suggests that Workaholics has some gay subtexts combined with a lot of homophobia.  According to the Gender/Sex/Media Blog, being gay is presented as weird, stupid, and absurd.

Maybe gay male viewers are too overwhelmed by the spectacular physique to notice.

Still, Gloria might want to rethink her choice of nanny, especially if she intends to invite Cam and Mitchell over. There might be trouble.

Postscript: after four months, Andy has spent time with all of the other characters, but not Cam and Mitchell.  They were on screen together just once, in a group shot, and they haven't interacted at all.

Postscript: Entire season finished up, and still no Cam-Mitchell-Andy interactions.

Maybe it's in his contract.


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