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Queer as Folk.
« on: March 03, 2010, 12:48:05 PM »

Okay, since there's an L Word thread, I thought, as the resident QAF mega-fan, that there should be a thread for all things Queer as Folk.
What's your favorite character? Couple? Season?
Do you like the UK version or the US version?
Do you think The L Word is better than Queer as Folk?
Do you think Queer as Folk is better than The L Word?
What do you think about Gale Harold?
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 01:02:18 AM »

I never watched the US version because I don't think we got it in the UK but I loved the original series.
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 03:49:46 AM »

I miss this show. Never watched the UK version, but I fondly remember sneaking out of bed late at night to watch the US version on showtime with the TV on mute so my parents and brother wouldn't wake up. Good times.
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 05:19:32 PM »

I wish it would have gone on longer.
Maybe another season or two...
I guess I'll always have my DVDs.
I've never seen the UK version either.
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 03:48:42 PM »

I blame Queer as Folk for a good portion of why gay men suck.  The young ones watch it when they're like thirteen for the softcore porn and then expect their lives to follow lock-step with the lives of the characters.  Which means that they attempt to look exactly like them, talk exactly like them, and act exactly like them.  Which means they're soul-less, brain-dead, and create meaningless drama when they feel life is getting too boring.

I hate that show, and I hate what it's done to gay culture.
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 07:21:20 PM »

I blame Queer as Folk for a good portion of why gay men suck.  The young ones watch it when they're like thirteen for the softcore porn and then expect their lives to follow lock-step with the lives of the characters.  Which means that they attempt to look exactly like them, talk exactly like them, and act exactly like them.  Which means they're soul-less, brain-dead, and create meaningless drama when they feel life is getting too boring.

I hate that show, and I hate what it's done to gay culture.
I like the show, but I suppose, though I am gay, I'm not a gay man and I didn't know it had such a negative effect.
It was probably their first glimpse of "gay life", so they think, "Oh! When I grow up my life is going to be just like this."
Though, I would rather see a show like Queer as Folk, instead of the gay man on television being that quirky guy that is friends with your wife.
And then, that brings up the argument: Which is worst?
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 08:35:59 PM »

Equally bad for different reasons.  That's why the first two or three seasons of Will and Grace were excellent, and the rest of them were tragic.  Will was a believable, normal guy who just happened to be gay.  Jack was a flamer, but for those first few seasons, he was also still a PERSON.  Then it just degenerated into stereotype-palooza. 
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Re: Queer as Folk.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 10:28:38 PM »

Funny. I did watch Queer As Folk for the first time when I was about 13/14. Of course, by that I mean downloaded some clips which contained the aforementioned softcore porn and muted it. They always had the cheesiest music playing on the background while the dudes were fucking. It was very irritating.
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