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Queer as Folk 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (1999–2000)
A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.
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Series cast summary:
Aidan Gillen ...  Stuart Jones 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Craig Kelly ...  Vince Tyler 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Charlie Hunnam ...  Nathan Maloney 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Denise Black ...  Hazel Tyler 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Andy Devine Andy Devine ...  Bernard Thomas / ... 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Esther Hall Esther Hall ...  Romey Sullivan 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Alison Burrows Alison Burrows ...  Sandra Docherty 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Caroline O'Neill ...  Janice Maloney 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Carla Henry ...  Donna Clarke 8 episodes, 1999
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ...  Rosalie Cotter 8 episodes, 1999-2000
Alfie Robinson Alfie Robinson ...  Baby Alfred 8 episodes, 1999
Antony Cotton ...  Alexander Perry 7 episodes, 1999-2000
Saira Todd Saira Todd ...  Lisa Levene 7 episodes, 1999
Ben Maguire Ben Maguire ...  Christian Hobbs 7 episodes, 1999-2000
Juley McCann Juley McCann ...  Siobhan Potter 6 episodes, 1999
Sarah Jones Sarah Jones ...  Suzie Smith 6 episodes, 1999
Peter O'Brien ...  Cameron Roberts 5 episodes, 1999
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Two gay friends, Vince and Stuart, live on a cocktail of sex, drugs and clubbing. They are both 29, and Stuart is the type of guy who cops off every time he goes out. One night, he spots 15-year-old Nathan, and brings him back to his apartment where they make love. Now, Nathan is still after Stuart, but Stuart just thinks of Nathan as one in a long line of one night stands. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diferentes Como Nós See more »

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16 : 9
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The role of Alexander was written for Phil Collinson, a good friend of writer and creator Russell T. Davies. However when Antony Cotton arrived for the audition, everyone agreed that he was better suited to the role. Collinson went on to be a producer, and was hired by Davies to produce Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Quotes

Stuart Alan Jones: Right, do you want sex? Suppose I owe you a favour, come on then.
Nathan: I didn't do it for a shag.
Stuart Alan Jones: Nathan, that's all I've got to offer.
Nathan: How many men have had sex in here?
Stuart Alan Jones: 27 million.
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Loving it
26 April 2013 | by misssofie7See all my reviews

Having never watched this back when it was on TV back in the late 90's I finally caught this on Netflix. I guess I thought it was irrelevant being far from gay and not really being particularly interested in that scene. I'm happy to say I was wrong. Gay, straight, in-between, whatever...this is a story about love and sex and how you deal with those emotions in a modern world. It is very clever - cleverly written and cleverly acted. Especially Aidan Gillen stands out and carries the role of the emotionally shut off Stuart with the perfect mixture of charm and arrogance. He is a real anti-hero. Just when you're convinced he is a right bastard, he surprises you.

The show is also interesting to watch these almost 15 years after it aired. I keep reading about how shocking it was and times must have changed because I didn't find it shocking at all. Sure, there is partial nudity but nothing explicit and sure: it deals with homosexuality - doesn't shock me. It's sort of a "Sex and the City" for the gay man.

Also I find it refreshing that Queer As Folks for the most part stays clear of the stereotypical over-the-top and almost feminine "gay man" as seen in shows like "Will and Grace". Different times back then perhaps?

The ending was, giving no spoilers, not really up to par in my opinion. But I guess they had to end it somehow and it feels like they were in a hurry. It did seem a little far fetched.

In some ways I would kinda like to see how Stuart and Vince live life in their 40s but at the same time a reunion done poorly would be devastating when the original is so enjoyable. Cannot do anything but recommend watching it. Gay, straight, whatever...


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