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Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Series cast summary:
 Melanie Marcus (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Lindsay Peterson (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Brian Kinney (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Justin Taylor (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Ted Schmidt (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Emmett Honeycutt (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Michael Novotny (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Debbie Novotny (79 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Professor Ben Bruckner (55 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jack Wetherall ...
 Vic Grassi (48 episodes, 2000-2004)


Based on the British series of the same name, Showtime's 'Queer as Folk' presents the American version. Following the lives of five gay men in Pittsburgh, 'Queer as Folk' is a riveting drama full of sex, drugs, adventure, friendship and love. Although the creators of 'Queer as Folk' wanted to present an honest depiction of gay life, it is by no means a comprehensive depiction. In addition to the usual sexual escapades and relationships of the five friends, the show explores critical gay political and health issues. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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It's here. It's queer. Coming out December 2000. See more »




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Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Q.A.F.  »

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Technical Specs


(83 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Surround) (2.0) (Season 1)| (5.1 surround) (Seasons 2-5)


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several times throughout the show, Emmett Honeycutt is identified as originally being from Hazlehurst, Mississippi, a real town of about 4500 on the outskirts of Jackson. This may have been the writers' tribute to one of the most famous people to come from Hazlehurst: John Epperson, an actor and singer arguably best-known for his drag persona Lypsinka. See more »


In the first episode of the first season when Brian pours the water over him, trying to seduce Justin, his hair is wet. In the next shot his hair is dry, then wet again. See more »


Ted: The contractor just told me that Babylon will be back on its dancing feet in no time with enough insurance money left over to put in that new sound system.
Brian: That's good news. Except I've decided not to reopen the club.
Ted: What?
Brian: Babylon is history.
Ted: But it's your baby, your toy, your personal playground.
Brian: Well, now it's a battleground.
Ted: What are you gonna do with it?
Brian: You said there're developers who wanna tear it down, put in a mini mall.
Ted: And you said you'd sooner die than see our happy homo home ...
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Crazy Credits

"Queer As Folk is a celebration of the lives and passions of a group of gay friends. It is not meant to reflect all of gay society." See more »


(Main Title Theme)
Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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User Reviews

the world's BEST show!
25 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this show is AMAZING!! i love the characters and the actors who portray them! my favorites are justin (randy harrison) and brian (gale harold) because they make the best couple on the planet! they should get married in real life! that would make me happy! anyway, i never get bored with any of the episodes, and it's funny yet serious at the same time. that's why this show is so amazing, it's the humor and the story. just basically everything about this show is pure AMAZINGNESS! i have to thank my best friend for showing it to me. it has brought nothing but joy into my life. seriously, queer as folk has to be the #1 show in the world and to the cast and crew...I WORSHIP YOU!!!! ;-)

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