TV: Queer as Folk
Russell T. Davies' Queer as Folk has been reimagined for a millennial audience. Although the names and plot have changed, the core narrative stays the same. Two characters are at different stages in their lives: one experienced frequenter of the LGBTQ+ scene and one just entering it, this time in present day New Orleans as opposed to nineties Manchester. The premise of the series is prompted by a horrific mass shooting in the first episode that cuts through the emotional core of the community.
Unlike the original and it's previous remake, this Queer as Folk pulls trans, queer and characters of colour into the centre and highlights issues such as queer parenting, generational norms, virtue signalling and gender non/affirmation. Available to stream in the UK now on StarzPlay via Amazon Video.