Carolina Mirabeau was raised 'free-spirited' with two sisters by eccentric, domineering grandma Millicent in the country.
Here she plays another in a long line of eccentric characters. Take for instance the scene where she talks to the screen in the movie theater and then harangues the young usher who comes to ask her to be quiet. It is also an unnecessary scene as we already know Mac Laine's character is embarrassing to her granddaughters. Stiles also could have brought something interesting to her role here. The characters in this movie were all eccentric characters who were one dimensional and annoying, and not real at all.
The problem is she is no longer in her 20s and can be cute and kooky as in "The Apartment", "What a Way to Go! Judging from the entire movie, the movie script fails her as the script is terrible. Mac Laine has been in the movie business since 1955 and has appeared in a number of excellent movies so she at least could have made her role good in this bad movie. Julia Stiles again plays a young uptight woman who needs to learn to loosen up. Stiles has acted since 1994, many years prior to this 2003 movie. Stiles played an uptight woman who never had more than three dates with one person.
But as a strict Catholic, Mac has repressed his homosexuality so much that he doesn’t even understand his infatuation with badass tough guys is because .
When Mac says to Dennis, “I am tough,” he’s not intentionally leaving out the straight part — he’s just so reactionary to Dennis’ affront to his masculinity that he doesn’t even hear it.
FXX has renewed for two more seasons following the 10th, which I can only assume will finally be the series’ last, and I’m really hoping before it ends we get an episode called “Mac Realizes He’s Gay.” Until then, I’ve put together this timeline that outlines Mac’s homosexuality as it bubbles ever closer to the surface.