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Greatest TV Pilots: Queer As Folk – A Cultural Milestone

Queer As Folk, Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”

Directed by Charles McDougall

Written by Russell T. Davies

Original Air Date: 23 February 1999

That Certain Summer, a made for TV movie, airs as the ABC Movie of the Week. It is the first TV movie to deal with the subject of homosexuality cordially. In 1975, ABC debuts Hot l Baltimore, a short lived Norman Lear series, which features the first gay couple on TV. In 1991, the first kiss between a homosexual couple airs on network TV during an episode of L.A. Law. In 1989 an episode of the Us drama thirtysomething featured the first gay male couple to be shown in bed together. The brief clip is considered a TV landmark, and of course proved extremely controversial at the time.

Ten years later, Russell T. Davies (who would go on to helm the current BBC revival of Doctor Who, as well as creating the spinoff Torchwood
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Looking: 5 Things to Know About Jonathan Groff's New HBO Series

Looking: 5 Things to Know About Jonathan Groff's New HBO Series
Will viewers find what they're looking for in HBO's Looking? Well, that depends what they're seeking. If you're looking for Queer as Folk part two, you're not going to find it. It's not HBO's gay Girls either. Nor is it softcore gay porn. Looking, which hails from Michael Lannan, stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Raul Castillo and Murray Bartlett. We've seen the first few episodes and have the lowdown on what to expect from HBO's new show about gay men in San Francisco. 1. This isn't Queer as Folk 2.0. "I mean, I think it's different period, obviously. But I think it's very different tonally," director and executive producer Andrew...
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