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Still Queer as Folk

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A critical review and analysis of Showtime's Queer as Folk presented by two bitchy and sometimes jaded gay guys. Listen in as we take apart the stories, screenplays, characters and aspects of the show that haven't aged well. Nothing is off limits, be it music, costumes, sets, or acting. We're huge fans of the show, but you would probably never know it after listening to Still Queer as Folk. All five seasons are covered, recorded between 2018-2021. Check out the Still Queer as Folk UK podcast for our take on the original.
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We've reached the end! Every single episode of the original UK Queer as Folk and the US version of the show are in the bag. Join us for one last circuit around the gaybourhood as we compare and contrast the two shows to find out which one is the best. Patrick also challenges Matt to a Queer as Folk pub quiz with surprising results! Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-2.2 Into the Fire

UK-2.2 Into the Fire

2021-04-0949:11

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Stuart is sick of Manchester and decides to move to London, causing Vince to consider his own life, and what he really wants out of his relationship with Stuart. Nathan continues to be tormented at school, but ends up owning the teacher. Stuart blows up Alexander’s mother’s car. And Hazel rushes to get Vince out of the store when she finds out that Stuart is moving to London. In the event, Stuart and Vince really do get together and reappear together in Arizona. “Into the Fire” was directed by the Bangladeshi director Menhaj Huda. Of course he has Coronation Street cred, where he directed 39 episodes and he also directed two tv movies about Harry and Meghan. He directed all of series 2 of Queer as Folk. “Into the Fire” It first aired in the UK on 22 February, 2000. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Nathan is back from London and living with his now divorced mother. Janice Maloney is now cool with Nathan’s sexuality and they even share laughs over Nathan’s campy boyfriend Daz. Stuart and Vince start a threesome, but instead of cutting out the middleman, Vince cuts himself out leaving the trick to Stuart. Later, at Vince’s sister’s wedding, they agree to share a hotel room with the intent of consummating their 16 year fascination with each other. Once again, Vince pulls the plug on it though. Alexander’s father has a stroke and he’s summoned to the hospital by his mother only to find out that she really wants him to sign documents disinheriting him from his wealthy father’s estate. “Out of the Closet” was directed by the Bangladeshi director Menhaj Huda.  It first aired in the UK on 15th February, 2000, and that was 11 months after series 1 ended.  Interestingly enough, the US version of the show premiered only 10 months later in December of 2000, which meant it would have been in production while series 2 aired. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.8 Punchline

UK-1.8 Punchline

2021-03-1240:29

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Stuart demolishes a Jeep store after the salesman makes homophobic remarks to him. Lance and Romey’s fake marriage falls apart after Nathan sent incriminating evidence to the Home Office causing Lance to attack a policeman and the Home Office man. Stuart is rejected by an ex-trick in front of Vince and Cameron at an art gallery. Nathan rescues Stuart from a drinking binge and makes off with the K9 robot dog that Stuart gave Vince for his birthday. After placing it on Vince’s mini and a make up lunch takes place. Nathan calls out Christian Hobbs in public, and then moves back home for a few hours before running off to London with Donna. “Punchline” was directed by Sara Harding, her last of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street. It first aired in the UK on 13 April, 1999 and it was, of course, written by Russell T Davies.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.7 Thirty

UK-1.7 Thirty

2021-02-2639:57

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Vince turns 30 and Stuart throws a birthday party for him, apparently without much help from Cameron, who gives Vince a car for his birthday. Not to be outdone, Stuart gives Vince a much more adored Dr Who K-9 robot.  Stuart realizes that he’s holding Vince back from being happy with Cameron, and orchestrates an unforgivable act by inviting Rosalie to Vince’s birthday party and then outing him, knowing that this will at least temporarily drive Vince away from him. As Romey and Lance’s fake wedding date approaches, Lisa tries to enlist Stuart in yet another unforgivable act of reporting the scam to the Home Office. Not wanting to be involved directly, Stuart tries to trick Nathan into doing the deed, but the teenager sees through Stuart’s plan and calls him out on it before agreeing to take care of it.  “Thirty” was directed by Sara Harding, her third of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street. It first aired in the UK on 6 April, 1999 and it was, of course, written by Russell T Davies. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! The relationship between Vince and Cameron starts to show cracks as Stuart’s hold on Vince becomes more and more obvious to Cameron. Stuart is forced to confront his own parents about their pending divorce while his own role as a parent is brought into question when Romey announces that she is marrying Lance in order for him to secure a visa. Stuart tries to set things right with Nathan’s family and delivers him back to his parent’s house. But Nathan’s father Roy appears and in a rage crashes into Stuart’s jeep and begins to physically berate Nathan. After experiencing every angle of parents, Cameron lectures Stuart about his hold on Vince and presses him into backing off so that Cameron can have a go at making Vince happy. “Meet the Parents” was directed by Sara Harding, her second of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street. It first aired in the UK on March 30th, 1999 and it was written by Russell T Davies. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.5 The Date

UK-1.5 The Date

2021-01-2944:19

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Hazel begins to think that Nathan is taking advantage of her when he stays out all night. Vince lands himself a date with sexy Australian accountant Cameron Roberts, and winds up short one cell phone, but up one hot tongue kiss. Stuart gets a visit from his sister Marie who asks him to babysit her two sons, but instead takes out his closeted client, Martin Brooks, where he runs into Nathan and later Vince and Cameron. “The Date” was directed by Sara Harding, her first of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed an astonishing 50 episodes of Coronation Street.  It first aired in the UK on March 23rd, 1999 and it was written by show creator, Russell T Davies. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.4 D.I.S.C.O.

UK-1.4 D.I.S.C.O.

2021-01-1545:13

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Traveling north for Phil’s funeral, Vince delivers an amusing reading at the service and meets a delightful accountant named Cameron. Back in Manchester, Nathan hooks up with Christian Hobbs and then Stuart much to Vince's consternation. It first aired in the UK on March 16th, 1999 and it was written by show creator, the legendary Russell T Davies. “D.I.S.C.O.” was directed by Charles McDougall. He directed the first four episodes of the show, and as we mentioned last week, he went on to direct such notable shows as Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, The Tudors, The Office, and House of Cards. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.3 A Night Out

UK-1.3 A Night Out

2021-01-0141:59

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Nathan continues his quest for Stuart and trails him to a series of bars on Canal Street, only to find that Stuart has orchestrated a threesome with the hottest two guys in Babylon.  Alexander arrives in town with a Japanese guy who, unbeknownst to Alexander, is a hooker and would like to be paid for his services in the mile high club. And Phil meets the wrong guy on the street after Babylon, and winds up dead on the floor of his kitchen. A Night Out was directed by Charles McDougall. He directed the first four episodes of the show, and as we mentioned last week, he went on to direct such notable shows as Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, The Tudors, The Office, and House of Cards. It first aired in the UK on 9 March 1999 and it was written by show creator, the legendary Russell T Davies. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com    
We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! Nathan is still glowing from his all night fuckfest with Stuart Alan Jones and sets off for Canal Street in search of him. Things are going well enough for the teenager until he stalks Stuart to his flat only to find him about to test out a chap named Goodfuck (or Collin, as we find out). Vince is set up with one of his employees after they mistakenly think that he’s straight. Surprisingly, he had a good time with Rosalie, until Stuart summons him back with drama cooked up by the lesbian parents of baby Alfred.  “Stuart Alan Jones was directed by Charles McDougall. He directed the first four episodes of the show, and he went on to direct such notable shows as Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, The Tudors, The Office, and House of Cards. It first aired in the UK on  March 2nd, 1999. It was, of course, written by show creator, the incomparable Russell T Davies. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
UK-1.1 Thursday

UK-1.1 Thursday

2020-12-0436:35

We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk! On a night out clubbing, Stuart picks up 15-year-old Nathan on the street, and Vince is stalked home by a muscle daddy that turns out to be…just a daddy. Stuart and Nathan are naked in bed when they get the call that Stuart’s lesbian friend Lisa has given birth to their child. Stuart and Vince drop young Nathan off at school and we’re given some foreshadowing that the random one night stand has several more nights left in it.   It first aired in the UK on February 23rd, 1999. “Thursday” was directed by Charles McDougall. He directed the first four episodes of the show, and went on to direct such notable shows as Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, The Tudors, The Office, and House of Cards. Queer as Folk UK was written by Russell T Davies. He created and wrote shows like Torchwood, and the queer trilogy of shows Tofu, Cucumber, and Banana. HIs biggest claim to fame is the reboot of Dr Who in 2005, which became the most popular incarnation of the series. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
5.13 We Will Survive!

5.13 We Will Survive!

2020-11-2056:31

Michael speaks at an anti-Prop-14 press conference, but deviates away from his prepared speech when Debbie and bunch of people we’ve never seen before show up. Ted’s new BF Tad get a bit obsessive and freaks out everyone in sight.  Brian and Justin call off their wedding, and Justin leaves for New York. Melanie and Lindsay also hit the road and pack up their Subaru for the drive to their new home in Toronto. It first aired in the US on August 7th, 2005. It was written by show runners Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman. They wrote the finale of every season of the show.  We Will Survive! Was directed by Kelly Makin. A top tier director to wrap things up. He directed 11 episodes of Queer as Folk over the years.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Brian and Justin keep barreling towards marriage even as Justin’s career as a painter awaits him in New York. Melanie and Lindsay ask for Brian and Michael’s blessing to take their children out of the country, with Michael agreeing, but Brian disagreeing and then finally agreeing after some pressure from Lindsay. Drew and Emmett break up after Emmett realizes that Drew needs to fuck around for a while before he will be capable of having a relationship. We meet Ted’s new boyfriend Tad, who immediately starts calling the shots in the relationship. “Mr Right (Never Broke and Promise) was directed by John Fawcett, his last of three episodes. His first was season 2’s “The Dangers of Sex and Drugs” where Justin becomes a gogo-boy at Babylon and Emmett and George Shickle start their world tour. Loved that episode, and not just because we got a scene of Justin in briefs. It first aired in the US on July 31st, 2005. It was written by Michael MacLennan, his last of 13 episodes. He wrote two episodes of Peter Paige’s show, The Fosters in season 3. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
5.11 F-ing Revenge

5.11 F-ing Revenge

2020-10-2354:24

Everyone comes to terms with the bombing and what it means to their lives, in very different ways. Brian makes an improbable swing to marriage with Justin, Ben attacks proposition 14 supports, and Drew Boyd speaks at the vigil. Melanie and Lindsay consider a new future for themselves and their children that doesn’t include Pittsburgh or any of their long term friends and fathers and Ted continues to blame himself for Michael’s injuries and seeks out a form of punishment in a bathhouse.  It first aired in the US on July 24th, 2005. It was written by Brad Fraser, his final Queer as Folk teleplay. He wrote 8 episodes, produced 12, and was the story editor of 14 episodes. “Fucking Revenge” was directed by David Wellington. He directed one of our favorite episodes, called “Wherever That Dream May Lead You” which featured a drag king troupe bookending the stories.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
5.10 I Love You

5.10 I Love You

2020-10-0952:59

Today we’re talking about episode 10 of Season 5, and it’s called “I Love You." It first aired in the US on July 17th, 2005. It was written by Del Shores, his final episode. He wrote eight episodes, and produced 41 episodes.  “I Love You” was directed by Kelly Makin, his tenth of eleven episodes. He also directs the series finale. Here’s the synopsis of “I Love You.”  The lives of every character are rocked by anti-proposition 14 sentiment that culminates in a Babylon fundraiser being targeted with a bomb.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Brian and Michael continue to quarrel over Michael’s new life, ending in Michael calling it quits and moving on from Brian. In a quasi related runner, Ben and Michael come to terms with what it means to publicly fight against Proposition 14. And we meet Jennifer Taylor’s new boyfriend, a hunky science teacher named Tuck who whisks her away on a motorcycle.  Tiring of fucking everything that moves, Ted’s search for a husband leads him to a Jewish mixer where he meets a hot as fuck urologist who while examine Ted’s penis discovers that Ted isn’t Jewish. Melanie and Lindsay beat the crap out of each other before Melanie appears to force herself on Lindsay. And finally, Drew Boyd comes out on live TV! “Anything in Common” was directed by Queer as Folk veteran David Wellington, his seventh of eight episodes. He directed season two’s “wherever that dream may lead you.” That was the episode that was musically bookended by the drag king troupe, and it’s also the moment that Michael decided to buy his comic shop.  It first aired in the US on July 10th, 2005. I was written by Brad Fraser, his seventh of eight episodes. He also produced 14 episodes of the show and was the story editor for another 14 episodes.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Brian’s midlife crisis reaches a head when he wins his bet with Brandon, but opts not to collect his reward. Drew Boyd is outed in a tabloid and turns to Emmett for advice. When the paparazzi track him down, he hides out in Emmett’s bedroom.  Ben continues to stress over Hunter’s departure and clashes with Michael as he begins giving away Hunter’s possessions. Lindsay and Melanie begin their home-separation with mixed results, and Justin confronts his father over his supporting the anti-gay initiative Proposition 14 and ends up being arrested.  It first aired in the US on July 3rd, 2005 and was written by Michael MacLennan, his 13th of 14 episodes. He would later go on to write two episodes of Peter Paige’s show, The Fosters.  “Honest to Yourself” was directed by Kevin Inch, his 8th of 8 episodes. He directed one of our favorite episodes, of course from Season 1, “Ted’s not Dead” Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
5.07 Hope Against Hope

5.07 Hope Against Hope

2020-08-2850:59

Justin dumps Brian and moves in with Ben and Michael, much to the consternation of Brian who pays them a late night drunken visit. After banning Random Hot Guy Brandon from Babylon, Brian launches a contest with him to top the ten hottest guys in Pittsburgh.  Ben is still depressed over Hunter running away from home, and it took Homer and Achilles to snap him out of it and join Michael in protest of Proposition 14, a seemingly impossible anti-gay rights ballot initiative.  Lindsay decides to move in with her parents, which doesn’t last a single night when they try to set her up with a hunky male lawyer at the dinner table. In the last runner of the night, Ted exacts his revenge on the hot-as-fuck Troy that he’s been stringing along for hours and hours of hot bottoming. “Hope Against Hope” was directed by Thom Best. He only directed three episodes of Queer as Folk, but his more important role was as director of photography for 43 episodes.   It first aired in the US on June 26th, 2005. I was written by Shawn Postoff. This is his last work on Queer as Folk. Over the years he wrote 7 episodes and served as story editor for 26 episodes. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Today we’re talking about episode 6 of Season 5, and it’s called “Bored out of Ya Fucking Mind”  It first aired in the US on June 19th, 2005. I was written by Del Shores, his seventh of eight teleplays. He also produced 41 episodes, or half of the series.  “Bored out of Ya Fucking Mind” was directed by Alex Chapple. He directed 8 episodes and this is his last one. Alex Chapple is probably the most accomplished director post-Queer as Folk, working on shows like The Americans, every flavor of Law and Order, Stargate Universe, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and Chicago PD to name just a few.  Synopsis: A newcomer on the scene appears and challenges Brian’s dominance of Liberty Avenue by rejecting him!  Justin continues to yearn for a relationship with Brian that is more like Ben and Michael’s.  Hunter’s mostly unseen struggle with his classmates knowing that he’s HIV positive and a retired hooker comes to a head, and he runs away from home. Emmett goes a bit too far as Queer Guy and scandalously shows off underwear on live television. Debbie realizes that she’s bored and returns to work at the Diner with Carl’s blessing, and Ted starts a revenge game with the guy that pity-fucked him two years ago at Pride.  Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Today we’re talking about episode 5 of Season 5, and it’s called “Excluding and Abstemiousness” It first aired in the US on Jun 12th, 2005. It was written by Shawn Postoff, his sixth of seven episodes, and he also served as story editor for 14 episodes.  “Excluding and Abstemiousness” was directed by Chris Grismer, who only directed three episodes of Queer as Folk. He went on to direct episodes of Kyle XY, Orphan Black and the the Keifer Sutherland vehicle, Designated Surviror. Here’s the synopsis of “Excluding and Abstemiousness” The fight over baby JR intensifies when Michael and Ben leave her with Justin and Daphne and she promptly suffers from a fever and ear infection causing Melanie, Lindsay, Michael and Ben to confront the situation at the hospital. We’re left with Lindsay and Michael saying that they are withdrawing from the three way custody agreement. Hunter’s troubles at school continue after a car crash of a parents meeting. Callie seems on his side at first but then wanders off with a boyfriend that we never knew existed. Ted’s plastic surgery story comes to an end when he appears at the bar looking exactly like he did before he had plastic surgery. And finally, Loretta’s awkward injection into Queer as Folk comes to an end after Debbie at long last tells her that she’s straight and not interested in her. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
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