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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 Melanie Marcus (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Lindsay Peterson (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Brian Kinney (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Justin Taylor (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Ted Schmidt (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Emmett Honeycutt (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Michael Novotny (83 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Debbie Novotny (79 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Professor Ben Bruckner (55 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jack Wetherall ...
 Vic Grassi (48 episodes, 2000-2004)
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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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Quench your insatiable desire for queer TV. See more »

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3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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(83 episodes)

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

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Trivia

According to creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, when shooting the fourth episode, in the scene where Ted wakes up from the coma to find Brian fucking the nurse, the actor playing the nurse refused to do much nudity or an explicit sex scene. From that moment on, Cowen and Lipman were very clear when casting guest actors -especially for the character's one-night stands- that nudity and graphic sex scenes would be required. See more »

Goofs

In episode 116 when Justin and Daphne are entering the classroom, Justin has his backpack over his right shoulder. It then alternates between his left and right shoulders. Later it falls off, comes back on, and then is off again. See more »

Quotes

Emmett: [on coming out] Why tell anyone? Why lose everything when it can just be your little secret? You see, it was different for me. Everyone could tell who I was from the start and it didn't make my life any easier. I've been beaten up, cursed at, spit on, ignored... but in a way it was worth it. Because I have never had to live a lie and I'm not about to start now. Not for you, not for anyone.
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"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 »

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Referenced in The Office: The Quiz (2001) See more »

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Spunk
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Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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Best of Show(time)
10 June 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

QAF is, in my opinion, the best cable TV series of all time (since Rude Awakening is off the air). Kudos to Showtime for having the courage to put it on. The most important reason this show works is because of THE ACTORS, who are all superb, creating 3-dimensional characters that you care about, deeply, week after week. It's impossible to imagine any different actors in the main roles, in fact - the true sign of brilliant casting. This is the only show on television, cable or network, that I watch religiously and I couldn't be any more thrilled that it's been renewed for another 2 seasons.

Added on August 8th (a day after the series finale aired) - Just wanted to say that this show has changed television forever, not just because it pushed the envelope - actually, it EXPLODED the envelope - but also because of all the lives it touched, informed and/or changed. This show crossed all barriers, appealing to every kind of viewer, thanks to the beautifully written characters, magnificently realized by the superb cast, and I for one am sad to see it end, this once-in-a-lifetime bold and redemptive journey.


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