Queer as Folk (1999–2000)
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Episode #2.1 

Nathan returns from London to live back with Janice. Each is now more understanding of the other and they enjoy laughing at his line in camp boyfriends though Christian is still giving him ... See full summary »

Director:

Menhaj Huda

Writers:

Russell T. Davies, Russell T. Davies (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Stuart Jones
Clinton Kenyon Clinton Kenyon ... Mickey Smith
Craig Kelly ... Vince Tyler
Denise Black ... Hazel Tyler
James Foster James Foster ... 1st Man in Sauna
Anthony Collier Anthony Collier ... 2nd Man in Sauna
Callum Arnott Callum Arnott ... 3rd Man in Sauna (as Calum Arnott)
Susan Cookson Susan Cookson ... Marcie Finch
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Rosalie Cotter
Pearce Quigley ... Graham Beck
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Marie Jones
Stuart Mawdsley Stuart Mawdsley ... Ben Jones
Andrew Mawdsley Andrew Mawdsley ... Thomas Jones
Judy Holt Judy Holt ... Claire Fletcher
Antony Cotton ... Alexander Perry
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Nathan returns from London to live back with Janice. Each is now more understanding of the other and they enjoy laughing at his line in camp boyfriends though Christian is still giving him trouble at school. Vince has broken up with Cameron and is going for promotion at work. Hazel is nonetheless disapproving of the hold that Stuart has on him,especially when they all attend Vince's half-sister's wedding and Stuart gets Vince to do a slow dance with him to prove a point. Alexander also attends. His father is dying following a stroke but his parents cast him out on the discovery that he was gay and he feels there can be no reconciliation. Stuart's young nephew Thomas discovers his gay websites and threatens to out him unless he gives him money. Inevitably Stuart's reaction is to out himself to his now reconciled parents and as wordily as possible like the drama queen he is. His father is not approving and asks him to stay away from an upcoming family gathering. His mother however is ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2000 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Red Production Company See more »
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Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Stuart Allen Jones: We don't do hammers, or nails, or saws. We do joints and screws, but that's different.
Marie Jones: Who does?
Stuart Allen Jones: Queers. Because I'm queer. I'm gay. I'm homosexual. I'm a poof, I'm a poofter, I'm a ponce. I'm a bumboy, baddieboy, backside artist, bugger. I'm bent. I am that arsebandit. I lift those shirts. I'm a faggot-ass, fudge-packing, shit-stabbing uphill gardener. I dine at the downstairs restaurant, I dance at the other end of the ballroom. I'm Moses and the parting of the red cheeks. I fuck and I am ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Use It Up, Wear It Out
Written by Sandy Linzer and L. Russell Brown
Performed by Indigo
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Set is staged for the younger generation to rule
16 April 2000 | by Guy33134See all my reviews

The excellent sequel, just premiered in its entirety stateside at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is not only a worthy sequel to this landmark series, but the final step in making the generational change in the serie's lead character. At the same time, the series' central doubt: the seemingly inevitable sexual relationship between the two central leads remain as aloof as always. The sequel addresses other important issues not addressed in earlier episodes, and is more grounded in the realities of modern life than the earlier episodes. The supporting cast also gets more time to develop their characters, and enrich the story, with some darker sides revealed. The masterful ending could indeed be the final installment, but leaves ample room for a third mini series in the future. All in all, the best of the series, and the only one which can stand alone as a feature of its own.


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