Letterkenny‘s ninth season is one of its funniest and it’s emerged as the queerest show on TV.
We noted that with the advent of season 7 that “[LetterKenny] may have one-upped and arguably instantly became the queerest comedy show since Canada’s last mostly male comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, by introducing the characters Ronnie and Dax.”
Glenn Gaylord, Senior Film Critic over at The Queer Review wrote, “When you think about a Canadian sitcom set in a small rural town with a surprisingly welcoming attitude towards its queer citizens, your mind might automatically zero in on a certain Emmy-winning juggernaut. While true, you’d be overlooking Letterkenny, which I consider a far more accepting and outrageous haven for so many queer characters across the spectrum that I left out one or two when I had the pleasure of speaking with Jacob Tierney. Onscreen, you know him as the living, breathing embodiment of what I like to call ‘poorly closeted gay panic,’ Pastor Glen, but his contributions to the show run deep, having co-developed the series, directed every episode, as well as serving as a writer and executive producer.”
Gaylord continues, “Openly queer himself, Jacob Tierney, spoke with me via Zoom upon the launch of the show’s ninth season to discuss the various characters and how so many ended up being queer. While the series’ cast list may still be missing a letter or two on the LGBTQIA+ scale, this surprisingly cinematic, sneakily emotional, deliciously dirty and smart series deserves the attention and glory of its more famous Canadian cousin. So as Wayne would say, ‘Pitter patter, let’s get at’er!’ ‘Just “Figure it out’ and watch this one-of-a-kind gem!”
Watch the interview below.
You can stream all nine seasons of Letterkenny on Hulu now.