Synopsis: Queer as Folk was an American/Canadian television series co-production, produced by Showtime and Temple Street Productions, which was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. This North American version of Queer as Folk used various Canadian directors known for their independent film work (including Bruce McDonald, David Wellington, Kelly Makin, John Greyson, Jeremy Podeswa and Michael DeCarlo) as well as famed Australian director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander) who directed the pilot episode. The head writers were Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman who were also the executive producers of the series along with former Warner Bros. Television president Tony Jonas. Other writers in the later seasons included Michael MacLennan, Efrem Seeger, Brad Fraser, Del Shores, and Shawn Postoff.
Plot Summary: The series follows the lives of five gay men living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Brian, Justin, Michael, Emmett, Ted; a lesbian couple, Lindsay and Melanie; and Michael's mother Debbie. Another main character, Ben, was added in the second season. Due to tax incentives, the series was filmed in Canada, with frequent location filming in Toronto's Church and Wellesley gay village.
Summary written by Wikipedia, found at Wikipedia
Tie-in Novels for Queer as Folk (US)
Queer As Folk (US)
- Always Have, Always Will by Quinn Brockton
- Every Nine Seconds by Joseph Brockton
- Queer as Folk: The Book by Paul Ruditis
- Never Tear Us Apart by Quinn Brockton