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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michelle Clunie ...  Melanie Marcus 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Thea Gill ...  Lindsay Peterson 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Gale Harold ...  Brian Kinney 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Randy Harrison ...  Justin Taylor 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Scott Lowell ...  Ted Schmidt 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Peter Paige ...  Emmett Honeycutt 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Hal Sparks ...  Michael Novotny 83 episodes, 2000-2005
Sharon Gless ...  Debbie Novotny 79 episodes, 2000-2005
Robert Gant ...  Professor Ben Bruckner 55 episodes, 2002-2005
Jack Wetherall Jack Wetherall ...  Vic Grassi 48 episodes, 2000-2004
Diane Higgins Diane Higgins ...  Passerby 37 episodes, 2000-2005
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Showcase [Canada] | Showtime Networks | See more »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Q.A.F. See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(83 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Michael, Brian, Emmett, Melanie and Lindsay are the same age. See more »

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When filming the outdoor street scenes, the observant viewer will noticed the traffic signs, such as yield and do not enter are the Canadian style and not American. See more »

Quotes

Brian Kinney: This used to be such a magical kingdom, full of sprites and fairies.
Justin: Now it's like watching the Wizard of Oz in reverse.
Brian Kinney: Cops in the streets, cops in the bars, cops in the clubs. It's fucking depressing!
Justin: Unless you're into cops.
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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

Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Spunk
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Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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opening one's eyes...
5 May 2004 | by toritiSee all my reviews

It's about time that filmmakers created a series that doesn't revolve around the trivial and comic relationships of heterosexual couples - many of the sitcoms these days seem to have that theme in there somewhere do they not? It's controversial, often quite graphic and rarely comic - it's an adult 'soap opera' with alot more content than your average. Apart from anything else, Queer As Folk has thrown a revealing light onto the trials and tribulations of gay relationships - proving to those unfamiliar with the subject that they are not relationships that should be ridiculed or discriminated against. Regardless of the moral merits, it's just a really good series. The acting is great and the storyline keeps you watching week after week. The series explores numerous relationships that all differ in some way or another - yet in many ways they are also very much alike. This series can be enjoyed by anyone, despite some of the reviews I've read in the past. In fact, I'd encourage anyone to try it out at least once - you may be presently suprised.


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