'Queer as Folk' Reunion: Creators Talk Early Obstacles and a Potential Reboot: "We'd Be Open To It"

  • metta

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    Jun 06, 2015 4:22 AM GMT
    'Queer as Folk' Reunion: Creators Talk Early Obstacles and a Potential Reboot: "We'd Be Open To It"


    http://news.yahoo.com/queer-folk-reunion-creators-talk-early-obstacles-potential-190116013.html
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 06, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    It would be interesting... especially if we actually see some growth with the characters!

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    Jun 06, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
    Ugh, please no. This show was beyond crap and it lasted longer than it should have.

    The UK version was the one that should have continued.
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 07, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    EZ2Talk2 saidUgh, please no. This show was beyond crap and it lasted longer than it should have.

    The UK version was the one that should have continued.


    AGREED!!! the UK version was way better. would have been nice to see it continue for a few more episodes.
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Jun 07, 2015 5:51 AM GMT
    metta8 said'Queer as Folk' Reunion: Creators Talk Early Obstacles and a Potential Reboot: "We'd Be Open To It"


    http://news.yahoo.com/queer-folk-reunion-creators-talk-early-obstacles-potential-190116013.html


    Very interesting interview! I read a lot about QAF in sexuality class so I was already familiar with most talking points in here. The show was pivotal for my self-discovery when I was a child. It wasn't the best source, and it definitely relayed a stereotypical (not-so-diverse) image of gay life (if that means anything anymore) but it was indeed the only media form.

    I doubt they'll do a re-boot as all the actors have aged now, and we all know what wrinkles mean for ratings
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    Jun 07, 2015 10:49 AM GMT
    I feel like making a reboot wouldn't be all that great. What I'd like to see is an original show with diverse characters that actually feel real. something that has potential to stay on for numerous seasons.

    I've seen Looking, it was above average for me. Maybe bc it's been awhile since I had seen a gay TV show. Really wished they didn't cancel it.

    Right now I'm just watching gay themed web series which have become a popular thing to do. but they don't last long enough for my tastes.
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    Jun 07, 2015 1:15 PM GMT
    One thing I took away from the interview with the writers was that Brian was their central character, not Michael. Brian was my favorite character, too, for the same reasons cited by the writers.

    Though many saw him as the "heavy" he was in fact the most moral among the group of friends. And he always was the guy who came to the rescue of his hapless buddies, usually behind the scenes. He may have been perceived as ruthless & selfish, but in truth he was more generous & thoughtful than all of them combined.

    I liked that contradiction, which I though did demonstrate good character development by the writers. Not everyone 1-dimensional, all black or white.
  • venue35

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    Jun 13, 2015 12:08 PM GMT
    I had seen both versions British and American..
    The British version seemed much more based in reality.
    Having been to the UK before the gays portrayed in the British series were spot on in my opinion.
    In the American version they all looked like models.
    It felt like I was watching Melrose Place at times.
    I liked both to be honest but the UK version is more realistic I think.From the accents to the way the actors looked..
    I liked the fact that they all looked like regular everyday people.The original is usually better anyway
    The American queer as folk was more of a guilty pleasure.
    It wasn't as raw as the original. I remember a scene where a gay couple was naked and they were sprawled on top of each other on a leather chair feeding each other haagen dazs..you would never see that in the UK version because
    it wasn't based in some glossed over escapist gay fantasy.
    I think the gays in the UK version were more cold and distant which is how British guys are in real life.