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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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2   1  
2000   1999  
7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Aidan Gillen (Stuart) and Ian McElhinney (Stuart's father) appeared in a TV series Game of Thrones (2011), where Aidan Gillen played Littlefinger and Ian McElhinney played Barristan Selmy in seasons 1-5. See more »

Quotes

Vince Tyler: [on straight bars] Can you believe it, they have toilets where no-ones ever had sex!
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It is still worth a watch.
14 March 2013 | by jpm-387-613125See all my reviews

I am straight and I remember when this first "came out" and the debate and host of press articles it generated in mainly the lifestyle sections of our newspapers about the explicitness of the gay sex scenes. The debate was mostly positive but I remember thinking how brave C4 were to put this on, we had all seen explicit straight sex scenes on television series before which was nothing new' but never explicit gay sex scenes which at that time was new.

I watched the second ep and I was gripped from the start. To me it was about a sizeable minority out there whom us straights knew little about. The sex scenes were to me at that time shocking but sex scenes are just part of any adult drama so I was not disturbed as some where at that time. But the seminal and brilliant thing about this was the writing, Russel T Davies is a big name over here and always writes quality TV.

At that time I thought all gay people were just the Larry Grayson effeminate stereotypes, it never occurred to me that there are gay people who are as "queer as "Folk"", as in, just normal people with the same drives and ambitions who just want to live happy and hassle free lives. I also remember learning that Aiden Gillen (a fellow Dub) was not gay but straight and being minorly shocked by that.

I recently watch this again which prompted this review and I can say that this was one of the best and most educating TV shows I have ever seen. It got good ratings and I believe "added" to our more accepting attitudes to homosexuality. This is what TV dramas do at their best and this is one of the finest examples.

It is still worth a watch.


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23 February 1999 (UK) See more »

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Diferentes Como Nós See more »

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