Mickey Milkovich, the temperamental gay thug played brilliantly by Noel Fisher, came out of the closet in foul-mouthed, violent fashion on Sunday's “Shameless,” shattering stereotypes along with shot glasses in a brutal bar room fight.
“I just want everybody here to know I'm f–king gay,” Mickey announces to a watering hole filled with family members after his son's christening. “Big old mo.”
Instead of a receiving a welcoming embrace, Mickey is pummeled by his father, inspiring a bloody brawl that nearly lands him in jail. It's the kind of four-letter fun — “no hugging, no learning” — that “Shameless offers up at its best.