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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It's here. It's queer. Coming out December 2000. 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

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 »

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

[Michael and Hunter argue about Hunter's 'job' as a hustler]
Michael Charles Novotny: This guy could have killed you.
Hunter: They all could.
Michael Charles Novotny: Well, if you know that why do you do it?
Hunter: I have low self-esteem. I was sexualized at too early an age. It's exciting, fun, and a great way to make non-reportable income.
Michael Charles Novotny: I would like an honest answer, smart-ass.
Brian Kinney: He just gave you one.
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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 Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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Spunk
(Main Title Theme)
Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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BEST SHOW ON TV!
23 November 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Before I begin, I am a 35 year old guy who tried to supress my homosexual feelings until May of this year. Now I have slowly been coming out and experiancing my true self,and "Queer as Folk" really is inspirational in hitting so many issues in the Gay society. As sexually active as some of the main characters are they always use a condom and make a point of saying so. The show came around at a great time for me, as I am still new to gay culture and want to become part of the culture, and this series,QAF really gave me glimpses of it, and I am ready to start exploring the many gay bars down in Santa Monica Blvd and perhaps meet some cool friends, or something more? Anyhow, this show is the smartest soap opera type show, gay or not, because it makes you think about things! It makes issues of very relevant topics. ANd the actors are amazing. Especially Gale Harold, as the sexy, manipulative, self serving Brian Kinny, who's portrayal is so ruthless and emotionless at times, the actor manages to sometimes show a very human, soft loving side that Brian trys to keep hidden. Hall Sparks also is another big reason to watch. He gives his character of Micheal such warmth and compassion and sincerity. Any gay guy would love to have a best friend like Micheal. And the chemistry between Brian and Micheal is undeniable. This is the best series on TV! And thanks QAF for giving me a much needed spark of interest to actively pursue the gay culture and be true to myself....


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