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

Series cast summary:
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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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Drama | Romance

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3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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(83 episodes)

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

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Trivia

Lindsay and Mel's friends, Franny and Zooey have a baby boy named Holden. The names Franny, Zooey, and Holden are all refrences to J.D. Salinger books. See more »

Goofs

There is a hexagon shaped window on the wall between Debbie's front door and the stairs that lead upstairs. In season 1 this window was clear and you could see 'daylight' coming through it. In subsequent seasons the glass panes of this window were covered in gay pride colors and had a non-see-through look. When you see the outside porch and front door of Debbie's house, her house is a semi-detached home with the other half of the house attached to the wall that has the window. See more »

Quotes

Brian Kinney: [to Justin] By the way... I missed you.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The King of Queens: Mammary Lane (2002) See more »

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Spunk
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User Reviews

I am a retired grandmother who loves this show
13 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

My family was taken more than somewhat aback to find out that this mainstream retired accountant highly touts Queer as Folk and watches it not just once a week, but also the repeats. I tell them that after awhile you forget that these are gay people - yes, a few of the more scorched sex scenes are very explicit and take some getting used to. What wins one over is the superb writing and story lines (especially the first year). The characters are well fleshed-out and you can't wait from week to week to see what happens to them - in point, you have really learned to care for these people and understand their joys and agonies and day to day tribulations. The acting is first rate and you sometimes forget that these are people just emoting and not playing out their own lives. I love to see the contrasting facets to Brian: sometimes ruthless and cunning, but perfectly balanced with great acts of compassion and kindness - and he juggles these traits perfectly.

I subscribe to Showtime Cable Channel just to see this show.


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