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
Several times throughout the show, Emmett Honeycutt is identified as originally being from Hazlehurst, Mississippi, a real town of about 4500 on the outskirts of Jackson. This may have been the writers' tribute to one of the most famous people to come from Hazlehurst: John Epperson, an actor and singer arguably best-known for his drag persona Lypsinka. See more »
In Pennsylvania, where this is to be set, car license plates are only on the rear of the cars. On cars shown in different scenes, license plates are visible on the front as well. See more »
Fucking losers! They just don't get it, do they? These guys, I feel sorry for them. I can't help it, it's my nature. So out of the goodness of my heart, I have sex with them, give them something to remember for a rainy day. But it's never enough. They're pitiful. Fucking pitiful.
I know what you mean... I was one of them.
What? You're hot.
You didn't think so then. Pride, 2002.
Thought there was something familiar about you.
Yeah, I was one of your pity fucks. A fact you made painfully clear. ...
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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 »
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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