Schitt’s Creek cast break down reading emotional thank you letter from thousands of mothers of LGBT+ kids
The cast of Schitt’s Creek broke down in tears when they read an emotional letter signed by more than 1,800 mothers of LGBT+ children.
In the documentary, Noah Reid told his co-stars that the mothers wrote to thank them for representing queer characters so well.
When Reid handed the letter to Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star Dan Levy, who played pansexual character David Rose in the series, he was immediately overcome with emotion.
The cast of Schitt’s Creek broke down in tears when the powerful letter was read aloud.
The cast then looked at all the signatories of the letter, with some expressing amazement at how many queer lives they had touched with their show.
Reid, who played David’s love interest Patrick in the series, then read the letter to his castmates, prompting an outpouring of emotion in the room.
Your commitment to represent love and tolerance in your show is so important to families like ours.
“Dear Mr Dan Levy and cast, crew and writers of Schitt’s Creek,” the letter began. “We belong to a large private Facebook group called Serendipity Doo-Dah for Moms, home of the momma bears.
“We have more than 5,000 moms in the group, and many of us are working to make the world a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live,” they continued.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 8, 2020
The 1,800 mothers wrote to thank everyone involved with making Schitt’s Creek for “the LGBT+ characters, relationships and storylines” that formed the basis of the series.
“Your commitment to represent love and tolerance in your show is so important to families like ours,” Reid read, as his co-stars gradually dissolved into pools of emotion.
“Your willingness to explore, inform and educate about LGBT+ people and their relationships in an entertaining but respectful and positive manner sets a tone that is often missing.”
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The mothers said the hit series had given them ‘hope’ for their children’s futures.
The group of mothers said the show had “encouraged” them and gave them “hope about the future for our kids”.
The letter concluded: “We sincerely believe that shows like Schitt’s Creek will serve as a catalyst to help change the world into a kinder, safer, more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live, and because of that, we will remain forever grateful.
Schitt’s Creek was created by Dan Levy and his famous father Eugene Levy and went on to run for six seasons, breaking new ground for queer representation in the process.
The hit series concluded on Tuesday (April 7) in the United States, and the final season is expected to land on Netflix in the UK and Ireland on May 14.