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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 »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In episode 116 when Justin and Daphne are entering the classroom, Justin has his backpack over his right shoulder. It then alternates between his left and right shoulders. Later it falls off, comes back on, and then is off again. See more »

Quotes

Michael: I want you to know what you're doing really sucks.
Brian: Oh Christ, not you too. Look, Stockwell's just stirring shit up. Once he gets elected this will all blow over.
Michael: You think it's going to blow over for Ted?
Brian: Um, Ted fucked up. That's not my problem.
Michael: Mom's right, you don't care about anyone but yourself.
Brian: Well if I don't who will, you know? Stockwell and his supporters are my first class ticket out of this second-rate, second-class Burg.
Michael: What about about your 'second-rate' friends?
Brian: When I'm on the ...
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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 Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Spunk
(Main Title Theme)
Written by Don Pyle & Andrew Zealley
Performed by Greek Buck
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I am a retired grandmother who loves this show
13 August 2004 | by vze4zq45See all my reviews

My family was taken more than somewhat aback to find out that this mainstream retired accountant highly touts Queer as Folk and watches it not just once a week, but also the repeats. I tell them that after awhile you forget that these are gay people - yes, a few of the more scorched sex scenes are very explicit and take some getting used to. What wins one over is the superb writing and story lines (especially the first year). The characters are well fleshed-out and you can't wait from week to week to see what happens to them - in point, you have really learned to care for these people and understand their joys and agonies and day to day tribulations. The acting is first rate and you sometimes forget that these are people just emoting and not playing out their own lives. I love to see the contrasting facets to Brian: sometimes ruthless and cunning, but perfectly balanced with great acts of compassion and kindness - and he juggles these traits perfectly.

I subscribe to Showtime Cable Channel just to see this show.


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