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Queer as Folk 

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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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Quench your insatiable desire for queer TV. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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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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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

At one point Joel Schumacher was attached to direct the pilot. See more »

Goofs

There is a hexagon shaped window on the wall between Debbie's front door and the stairs that lead upstairs. In season 1 this window was clear and you could see 'daylight' coming through it. In subsequent seasons the glass panes of this window were covered in gay pride colors and had a non-see-through look. When you see the outside porch and front door of Debbie's house, her house is a semi-detached home with the other half of the house attached to the wall that has the window. See more »

Quotes

Justin: I'm not a child. I'm turning 18 soon. That means I can vote, and get married, and join the army.
Emmett: Hopefully not on the same day.
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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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