'Schitt's Creek' Eugene Levy Says the Show Has Actually Stopped Homophobia in Its Tracks

You know you have something special on your hands when you can really make a change. And Schitt’s Creek has done just that.

At the 2018 Vulture Festival, actor/creator/producer Eugene Levy said,

“The letters we’ve been receiving are from people who realized their beliefs were biased or homophobic or bigoted, and we created a space where love and acceptance is paramount.”

He added,

“We’ve watched the growth and comfort of people who outwardly live their lives and aren’t being feared of being targeted. And it has a ripple effect into people’s homes.”

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Photo: Dan Levy / Instagram

Schitt’s Creek is possibly one of the most gay-friendly shows on TV these days with characters who are pansexual, bisexual, and gay. Not to mention that the same-sex couples are actually super romantic with each other. And unlike other shows with gay characters who literally never kiss (ahem, Modern Family), Schitt’s Creek is never afraid to show a little PDA.

Another of the more unique qualities of the show is the complete lack of homophobia. Despite taking place in a small town, everyone is extremely warm and accepting. As actor/creator/producer Dan Levy explained, that was a very conscious choice when putting the show together.

“I have no patience for homophobia. As a result, it’s been amazing to take that into the show. We show love and tolerance. If you put something like that out of the equation, you’re saying that doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist.”

Schitt’s Creek has a Christmas special coming out in December before returning for season 5 on January 16, 2019 on Pop TV.

Can’t wait to see what happens with the Roses and with the cutest couple on TV, David and Patrick.


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Photo: Schitt’s Creek / Instagram

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