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Queer as Folk 

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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23 February 1999 (UK) See more »

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Diferentes Como Nós See more »

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16 : 9
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Trivia

A follow-up, spin-off series ("Misfits") was initially commissioned by Channel 4 due to the show's success. It would have followed the characters of Hazel, Alexander and Bernard from the original series, while introducing new characters. Although Russell T. Davies developed draft scripts for four episodes and storylines for a further 22, the series was cancelled before it went into production. See more »

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Stuart Alan Jones: It's the exact opposite of child-birth, first you have the baby and then you get fucked.
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Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.3 (2002) See more »

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Engrossing drama and hilarious comedy combined
8 February 2000 | by mizkwebbSee all my reviews

I am a straight woman who was fortunate enough to see "Queer as Folk" at the Los Angeles Outfest. I found it absolutely the best television series I've ever seen, on a par with HBO's "Oz," only more explicit and weaving comedy into the mix. The characters are painstakingly developed, and will capture your interest immediately. We all know a Stuart (arrogant sex freak hiding inner doubts and insecurities), a Vince (sweet, self-effacing, afraid to ask for what he wants), and a Nathan (15, impossibly romantic and willful). Though these are the main players, there are also wonderful supporting roles, including Nathan's concerned and sympathetic mother, his best school chum (wise-beyond-her-years "fag-hag" Donna), and Keith's irrepressible parents. The heady excitement of clubbing is captured perfectly; it made me itch to go to discos again! The production is altogether a class act. It's a shame that we here in the States are so under the thumb of the "family values" hypocrites that we may never get a series of this quality. Call your friends in England for a copy of the video, go to your local gay/lesbian center, do whatever you have to do to see this.


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