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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 <>

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Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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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?


The Pittsburgh's Out newspaper seen and referred to in many of the episodes is an actual LGBTQ publication that continues to be printed since 1973. See more »


A U.S. Mailbox shown is in painted half red, half blue colors. All official U.S. mailboxes in the United States are a solid blue color. See more »


[Ted's trying to get Brian to talk about losing both Michael and Justin]
Ted: You can't fool me. You gotta free yourself of this burden. Release it. Let it all hang out.
Brian: My mother was a frigid bitch. My father was an abusive drunk. They had a hateful marriage, which is probably why I am unwilling or unable to form a committed long-term relationship of my own. The fact that I drink like a fish, abuse drugs, and have more or less redefined promiscuity doesn't help, much. As a result, I've lost the two ...
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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 »


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(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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