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Manchester UK (The city where Russell T. Davies lives and set the movie.)


There's never a dull moment in this lively drama following the lives of three men living it large in Manchester's gay village. Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) has got it all. He's rich, drop dead gorgeous and always the center of attention. He can be forgiven the arrogance because he's pretty close to perfection. His best mate Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly) is funny, adorable and definitely a babe but, unlike his friend, has zero confidence in himself. Since time began, Vince has carried a torch for Stuart but his love remains firmly unrequited.

They're both 29, hitting Canal Street every night, stalwarts of the scene but just starting to wonder where else their lives may be going. Then along comes Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam). Young (15), wild and coming out with a vengeance, he crowbars his way into their world and once he arrives, nothing is ever the same again.

Less sensationalistic than it sounds, Queer as Folk shares more in common with gritty, working-class British films like My Beautiful Laundrette and Beautiful Thing than it does with glossy, sex-themed American TV like Sex and the City or even the Americanized version of Queer as Folk. Though definitely comedic in parts, Queer as Folk takes a clear-eyed yet fond view of its characters, from lothario Stuart, who can be charming one minute and self-obsessed the next, to hapless Vince, a mess of insecurities who can't believe it when a handsome Australian (Peter O'Brien) falls in love with him. Fans of the American Queer as Folk will recognize the British counterparts to the American characters, as well as familiar plot arcs, but this series' writing and directing make it a far more dramatic--and multifaceted--look at gay life. The first season set, known as "Series 1," clocks in at four hours with the final season known as "Series 2" clocks in at two hours.

Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam)

Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) and Baby Alfred (Alfie Robinson)

Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly)

Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam) and Donna Clarke (Carla Henry)

Hazel Tyler (Denise Black) and Alexander Perry (Antony Cotton)

Romey Sullivan (Esther Hall) and Lisa Levene (Saira Todd)

Cameron Roberts (Peter O'brien)

Hazel Tyler (Denise Black) and Bernard Thomas (Andy Devine)

Dazz Collinson (Jonathon Natynczyk)

Phil Delaney (Jason Merrells)



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