The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Series cast summary:
Michelle Clunie ...  Melanie Marcus 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Thea Gill ...  Lindsay Peterson 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Gale Harold ...  Brian Kinney 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Randy Harrison ...  Justin Taylor 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Scott Lowell ...  Ted Schmidt 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Peter Paige ...  Emmett Honeycutt 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Hal Sparks ...  Michael Novotny 83 episodes, 1999-2005
Sharon Gless ...  Debbie Novotny 79 episodes, 1999-2005
Robert Gant ...  Professor Ben Bruckner 55 episodes, 2002-2005
Jack Wetherall Jack Wetherall ...  Vic Grassi 48 episodes, 1999-2004
Diane Higgins Diane Higgins ...  Passerby 35 episodes, 1999-2005
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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 Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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It's here. It's queer. Coming out December 2000. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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In the pilot episode, Michael goes through the back room of Babylon looking for Brian. On his way, He sees another friend (who's having sex) and says, "Hey, Todd! How's it going?" Todd looks at him and says, "Fine!" A different character asks Todd the same thing in the first episode of the first, second, fourth, and fifth seasons. See more »

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Distinctive Toronto landmarks can be seen in scenes set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See more »

Quotes

[Justin's making the wedding seating chart while he and Brian are talking about Gus moving]
Justin: Y'know, you amaze me. He's your son and you're acting like you don't give a shit.
Brian: They're his parents, not me. I'm just...
Justin: An uncredited guest appearance, I know. You should give yourself more credit. I see how you are when you're with him, it's like nobody else on earth exists. And the way he looks at you...
Brian: Y'know, I don't think you should seat your mom's boyfriend next to Debbie unless you're trying to ...
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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Connections

Spoofed in My Name Is Earl: Pilot (2005) See more »

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Spunk
(Main Title Theme)
Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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BEST SHOW ON TV!
23 November 2002 | by salmineoSee all my reviews

Before I begin, I am a 35 year old guy who tried to supress my homosexual feelings until May of this year. Now I have slowly been coming out and experiancing my true self,and "Queer as Folk" really is inspirational in hitting so many issues in the Gay society. As sexually active as some of the main characters are they always use a condom and make a point of saying so. The show came around at a great time for me, as I am still new to gay culture and want to become part of the culture, and this series,QAF really gave me glimpses of it, and I am ready to start exploring the many gay bars down in Santa Monica Blvd and perhaps meet some cool friends, or something more? Anyhow, this show is the smartest soap opera type show, gay or not, because it makes you think about things! It makes issues of very relevant topics. ANd the actors are amazing. Especially Gale Harold, as the sexy, manipulative, self serving Brian Kinny, who's portrayal is so ruthless and emotionless at times, the actor manages to sometimes show a very human, soft loving side that Brian trys to keep hidden. Hall Sparks also is another big reason to watch. He gives his character of Micheal such warmth and compassion and sincerity. Any gay guy would love to have a best friend like Micheal. And the chemistry between Brian and Micheal is undeniable. This is the best series on TV! And thanks QAF for giving me a much needed spark of interest to actively pursue the gay culture and be true to myself....


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Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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(83 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround) (2.0) (Season 1)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround) (Seasons 2-5)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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