Queer as Folk is a British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester 's gay village around Canal Street. Initially running for eight episodes, a two-part follow up was shown in The title of the programme comes from a dialect expression from some parts of Northern England , "there's nowt so queer as folk", meaning "there's nothing as strange as people"; which is a word play on the modern-day English homonym of " queer ", meaning homosexual. The script had originally started life with the title Queer as Fuck but Queer as Folk was considered more suitable.
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Queer As Folk British Series. Screenplay: Russell T Davis. Unrated, 8 40 minute episodes. Common Ground. Director: Donna Dietch. Cathode Queers by Michael D. Klemm Reprinted from Outcome , March
The defiant Channel 4 drama that aired 20 years ago was a lifeline for anxious teenagers surrounded by negative stereotypes. I t was like coming up for air. When Queer As Folk was first televised , 20 years ago, I was a closeted year-old who was, frankly, desperate not to be gay. Life is hassle enough, I thought. Any thoughts of same-sex attraction were met with an oh-God-please-not-this panic.
Queer as Folk is an American-Canadian serial drama television series that ran from December 3, to August 7, It was developed and written by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman , who were the showrunners, and also the executive producers along with Tony Jonas, former President of Warner Bros. Based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T Davies , Queer as Folk was the first hour-long drama on American television to portray the lives of homosexual men and women.