“Oh my God. I get it. I get it.”
When you hear those words in the video below, I dare you not to burst out crying. I haven’t watched It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for a few years, but I think I’m back in after watching this. On the last episode of its 13th season, entitled “Mac Finds His Pride,” the aforementioned Mac has been struggling to explain his homosexuality to Frank. He finally does it through a five-minute, elegantly choreographed piece of interpretive storytelling that will seriously take the wind out of you. You can hate modern dance. You can hate the hoary old hate-filled jokes of It’s Always Sunny… but nothing will prepare you for this. I beg you to watch it.
via AV News:
Mac expresses his lifetime of conflicted feelings and urges in a shockingly physical but graceful two-person ballet to Sigur Rós’ haunting “Varúð.” The joke of the series’ twoprevious Gang-written, would-be triumphant musical sequences being undercut by the Gang’s unimpressive, lunatic self-deception pays off in the fact that, here, the rug never gets pulled. There is no joke. There’s no payoff other than Frank’s awestruck applause alongside the prisoners around him, and his tearful, gasping, “Oh my God. I get it. I get it.” There’s no punchline to the dance’s denouement, where, after their wrenchingly beautiful enactment of Mac’s battle with who he is, the beautiful woman cradles Mac’s exhausted Greek statue of a form in her arms on the soaking stage and repeats, “It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.” There’s no winking, no irony. There’s only a blinding light from above in Mac’s interpretation of divine blessing, the applause from a cavernous room full of brutal men (although not the departed Luthor), and Frank’s worshipful benediction to end the episode, and the season.
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