Queer as Folk--The TV Series

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    Jul 28, 2008 1:18 AM GMT
    Not sure if I've ever seen a thread on this. It ran on Showtime for five years. Anyone see it, and if so, what did you think of it?
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    I watched it, start to finish. It was a soap opera, I liked it. I liked the fact Michael was into comics.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
    I liked that too, Timberoo, I was (and I guess I still am) a huge comic book fan.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    I liked the series. I would sneak away from my college buddies on Sunday nights just to watch it. Plus it showed a little penis now and again. At that time, the only penis I was seeing was my own and that show usually had some hot guys willing to show theirs.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI liked that too, Timberoo, I was (and I guess I still am) a huge comic book fan.


    do you still read?
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    My partner and I watched it from start to finish in 2007. A very narrow view of gay men, concentrating on the so-called "fast-lane" gay lifestyle. It was very much a soap opera, but for all that I could have written most of the scripts based on my life experiences as a gay man in Toronto, or on the experiences of my friends and acquaintances.

    It was kind of fun to watch for another reason. It was filmed about 3 minutes from where I live so I recognized a lot of the buildings in the background. And spent many of my hours as a single man in the real "Woody's" bar where some of QAF was filmed.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    Timberoo -- Every now and then. I wish I had time to read more of them; I keep planning to get back into it.

    I did buy a bound version of the old "Legion of Super-Heroes" (from Adventure Comics). It was a reprint of a dozen or so of the old issues. It was great -- and brought back some wonderful memories!!

    It's my understanding the Legion has been re-booted a couple of times over the years.

    Do you still read them? If so, which ones?
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    Had a pal who wrote for this show. It was what it was. The dykes were a fucken snore.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidTimberoo -- Every now and then. I wish I had time to read more of them; I keep planning to get back into it.

    I did buy a bound version of the old "Legion of Super-Heroes" (from Adventure Comics). It was a reprint of a dozen or so of the old issues. It was great -- and brought back some wonderful memories!!

    It's my understanding the Legion has been re-booted a couple of times over the years.

    Do you still read them? If so, which ones?


    I did get in the the three-boot of the current Legion, but they changed artists and I lost interest. I cut my teeth on silver age DC, but got into it on my own reading X-Men.

    I have a $20 to $25 a week habit. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    Timberoo: Very cool. Very very cool that you are into the Legion also. I never could find too many kids into them.

    Invisible Kid, by the way, was / is my favorite Legionnaire, mainly because he looks like me (when he's visible, that is icon_lol.gif

    And I understand that in one of the re-boots -- he's gay icon_biggrin.gif I knew it all the time
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    Jul 28, 2008 12:49 PM GMT
    It used to be my favorite soap, now that it's in reruns, I stopped getting Showtime. It was the only soap I watched. Well, I did keep track of Luke and Laura on General Hospital for a little while but they just bored the hell out of me. What did people ever see in those two?

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    Jul 28, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    When I was in college the QaF seasons were first coming out on DVD. Going to school in small town USA, my two gay (one gay, one lesbian) teammates and I would have a "Queer as Folk Night" once a week where one of us would procure one of the discs of a season and we'd spend the evening watching the disc. Oddly, the evenings became a big hit in general, turning into a social hour(s) where even a lot of our straight friends would show up. If for no other reason I like the show it's for that. It was just amazing to me to see such support and solidarity from my straight friends and teammates at a time when I was still very sensitive about my sexuality. Any time I watch the show or see an episode that's what it reminds me of.
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah... I've seen all seasons. I suppose it's nothing much but we can relate to every bit of it so I guess that's what makes it so interesting icon_smile.gif
    Although I do have one complaint - the 1st and 2nd seasons are full of sex and dancing scenes... it's so lame. That's not what gay life is all about. It did get better after the 2nd season though icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    When it was on the air I never had the desire to watch it because it looked like such crap but I decided to rent it from Netflix recently. I have to tell you- I really enjoyed it. It was a great story and sometimes the perfect fantasy...
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    Feb 05, 2016 6:49 PM GMT
    'Queer as Folk' — Where Are They Now?

    Gale Harold (Brian Kinney)
    Randy Harrison (Justin Taylor)
    Peter Paige (Emmett Honeycutt)
    Hal Sparks (Michael Novotny)
    Sharon Gless (Debbie Novotny)
    Michelle Clunie (Melanie Marcus)
    Thea Gill (Lindsay Peterson)
    Scott Lowell (Ted Schmidt)
    Robert Gant (Ben Bruckner)
    Sherry Miller (Jennifer Taylor)
    Harris Allan (James “Hunter” Montgomery)


    http://www.advocate.com/television/2016/2/05/queer-folk-where-are-they-now

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    Feb 05, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
    remarkable:
    as it came out in 2000 (yes its 15 years old) and ran 5 seasons, a long time.

    a lot has happened in just the last 3 years, think of something 15 years old.

    there was a UK version and some say it works better.

    hint:
    age of consent in the uk is 16.
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    Feb 05, 2016 9:01 PM GMT
    The original British series was far, far better. Available on DVD, it has been fun to re-watch it.
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    Feb 05, 2016 9:03 PM GMT
    Timbales said
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI liked that too, Timberoo, I was (and I guess I still am) a huge comic book fan.


    do you still read?


    I do! Just bought some re-prints of 50's Uncle Scrooge comics, which I devoured when they came out and I was 3-6th grade. Carl Banks was an artist and a great story teller!
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    Feb 05, 2016 10:23 PM GMT
    tazzari saidThe original British series was far, far better. Available on DVD, it has been fun to re-watch it.

    The stars of that show have grown up, and have had good film careers.
    Charlie Hunnam (Nathan) has come a long way from the innocent looking 16 year old who enjoyed getting rimmed in the opening scene of QAF. And Aidan Gillen (Stuart) has become a major actor - with parts in American series, The Wire, and Game of Thrones. May actually see one of his recent flicks, You're Ugly Too in a real theater soon.