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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(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?


In the final two seasons of the show the opening was changed. Within this opening there are three black t-shirts that are featured. they say (in order) "God made me gay" (worn by a man), "I [heart] my gay son" (worn by Debbie), and "Nobody knows I'm a lesbian" (worn by a woman) 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 »


Debbie: I'm biting my tongue so hard I'm tasting blood.
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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 »


Remake of Queer as Folk (1999) See more »


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

A piece of my life
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This show, has brought the best five years to my life. I started watching the show when I was 13, and was the backbone for my coming out. Without this show, I don't think I would have had the courage to come out when I did. It was like home to me when things got rough. Now 17, I have developed a connection with the characters based on the lifestyle they led and the one I lead. Through the whole last episode, I cried, it was like a part of me had died, remembering that it was the biggest reason why I came out. I already miss the show, and I am anticipating buying the rest of the box sets I'm missing, the two Cd's I'm missing, and the book, to keep in my collection of the greatest t.v show to be aired and the greatest backbone support to gay people around the world. That's all folks!

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