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A ‘Queer As Folk’ Reunion? Series Producers Say They Are ‘Open To It’

A 'Queer As Folk' Reunion? Series Producers Say They Are 'Open To It'

Never forget the classics. Even though we prefer the British original, the fantasy world of a Pittsburgh-turned-gay wonderland was a sexy, fearless melodrama every queer holds close to their hearts. When you need your dose of Brian, Justin, Michael, Emmet, Tim and Debbie, “QAF” never disappoints.

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“Queer As Folk: The Next Generation”?  An interview with The Hollywood Reporter finds the producers of “Queer as Folk” — Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman — suggesting that could very well be the case. 

“We’d be open to it, depending on the venue of a reboot,” Lipman said. “I think what would be interesting would be to explore our characters who are now in their 40s and bringing in a new generation and seeing how that mix would go.”

So maybe not so much “the next generation” as a sequel series, which we’d probably prefer anyway. And really, with all due respect, what are all the cast members up to these days anyway? 

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter, which goes into very interesting detail about the struggles the producers had getting the series out there, and how it opened doors for shows that followed. 

“It’s very disturbing psychologically over years of your life to never see a reflection of yourself in the media,” they said. “It’s as if you don’t exist or only part of you that isn’t really you exists on TV or on film. We knew this may have been the only chance to do this.”

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