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It's a soap opera that centers around diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Themes include friendship, romance, family, and parenthood.
Positive Role Models
Nobody is perfect in this series, but they support each other in different ways. Marcus' mom is extremely supportive, while Brodie's mother, while not as close, loves him.
The story centers around a diverse LGBTQ+ community in New Orleans, the members of which identify as gay, lesbian, queer, trans, non-binary, etc. They also come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. There are also cast members with disabilities.
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Violence & Scariness
A shooting occurs at a popular club. Guns are visible. The death of a parent is discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Features lots of strong sexual innuendo, simulated sex acts, and nudity (bare bottoms). Sex toys and other paraphernalia visible. Lots of romantic entanglements, strong relationships, and casual sexual hookups. Skimpy clothing and sexy dancing often shown.
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Words like "damn," "crap," "ass," "bitch," "dick," and curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are frequently used. Terms like "f--got," "queen" and other euphemisms are used, often by members of the LGBTQ+ community who have reclaimed them.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, hard alcohol, shots, beer) and drug use is frequent. Cigarette smoking is also visible. References are made to taking Ambien, Viagra, and other prescription drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the 2022 reboot of Queer as Folk features all the mature and edgy content the original U.S. adaptation of the series is known for, including simulated sexual acts, nudity (bare buttocks), drinking, cigarette smoking, and drug use. Themes like parenthood, reconnecting with family, and complicated romantic relationships are also addressed. The series once again offers an entertaining story world that highlights the diverse people and cultures of the LGBTQ+ community. Viewers should note that it also contains scenes associated with a deadly shooting, and may be intense or triggering for some.
Is It Any Good?
This vibrant third iteration of Russell T. Davies' story world offers a contemporary version of the original groundbreaking U.K. and U.S. shows by featuring a diverse LGBTQ+ community situated in the lively city of New Orleans. Some of the narratives may remind viewers of episodes from the stateside version of the series, but this reboot is quick to pull in storylines inspired by real-life events that have impacted the LGBTQ+ community since 2005. It's also full of the edgy humor, soap opera-ish drama, and heartfelt moments the American series is known for, while reminding us of how wonderfully diverse the LGBTQ+ community continues to be.
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