Season 1 - Queer as Folk (1999)
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Queer as Folk (1999)

Country: UK

Genres: Drama

Director: Sarah Harding, Charles McDougall, Menhaj Huda

Writers: Russell T. Davies

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black, ...

Two gay friends, Vince and Stuart, live on a cocktail of sex, drugs and clubbing. They are both 29, and Stuart is the type of guy who cops off every time he goes out. One night, he spots 15-year-old Nathan, and brings him back to his apartment where they make love. Now, Nathan is still after Stuart, but Stuart just thinks of Nathan as one in a long line of one night stands.

Seasons:   2 - 1

Season 1 Series:

23 Feb 1999
S1, Ep1 - Episode #1.1


Handsome and arrogant, Stuart Jones can have anybody he wants on the Manchester gay club scene and knows it, as do his less confident friends Vince, whom he knew from their school days, and Phil. One night Stuart picks up inexperienced but eager twink Nathan and takes him home for a good seeing-to, subsequently discovering that, at fifteen and still at school, the boy is legally too young for gay sex. Their session is interrupted by news that Alfie, a baby, sired by Stuart for his lesbian friends Lisa and Romey, has been born and he visits in the hospital. Next ...
02 Mar 1999
S1, Ep2 - Episode #1.2


Nathan's mother Janice,separated from his father Roy,discovers her son's gay magazines whilst Nathan tells best friend Donna how he feels about Stuart. Vince is still in the closet at work and feels awkward when new employee Rosalie fancies him and asks him on a date,which he reluctantly attends. He is grateful for a call from Stuart and,claiming a family emergency,meets his friend for a drink. Nathan turns up and Stuart starts to find him obsessive as he has no desire to curb his promiscuity for him and,after arranging a date with another man,drives Nathan back to ...
09 Mar 1999
S1, Ep3 - Episode #1.3


After Nathan tells Donna how Stuart dumped him,she expresses her low opinion of the older man and takes her friend off to the Canal Street clubs to get a new boyfriend. Here they meet Vince's liberal-minded mother Hazel and her lodger, Bernard, an elderly gay. Vince sees Rosalie in a gay pub and has to pretend that he is a straight man on his first venture into such a place. He meets up with his camp friend Alexander,who has returned from a holiday abroad with a non-English-speaking male prostitute,who wanders off. Vince,Alexander and another friend Dane have a ...
16 Mar 1999
S1, Ep4 - Episode #1.4


Stuart and Vince are among the mourners at Phil's funeral in his small natal village. His mother is distraught and expresses her view that he might still be alive had he not led a gay life style. At the wake Vince meets the slightly older Cameron, an Australian who was Phil's accountant and they hit it off. Nathan plays a play for Christian Hobbs,a boy from his school,who goes along with things but then betrays him. After Janice has confronted him about being gay he ends up at Hazel's,becoming her second lodger.
23 Mar 1999
S1, Ep5 - Episode #1.5


Hazel feels that Nathan is taking advantage of her when he stays out all night after meeting a boy called Dazz and she and Janice become closer friends as they wonder what to do for the best. Vince is much cheered when he gets a call from Cameron,as a result of which they go out on a date. Stuart gets a visit from his sister Marie,who asks him to baby-sit her two sons but he is terrible with children and inevitably lets her down. As a result she bluntly informs him that their parents are getting divorced.
30 Mar 1999
S1, Ep6 - Episode #1.6


Marie and Stuart go to see their parents to discuss matters but the whole relationship is fraught and matters are not helped by the fact that Stuart has never told his parents that he is gay. Vince,however,is much cheered by the attentions of Cameron,whom he begins to date,and who charms Hazel when they visit her. Nathan's rebellious attitude is,however,causing a problem so Stuart,actually admitting some liability for a change,agrees to talk to the boy. Unfortunately when they arrive at Janice's house,her estranged husband Roy is there and he makes his feelings about ...
06 Apr 1999
S1, Ep7 - Episode #1.7


Stuart throws a lavish, Doctor Who-themed birthday party for Vince's thirtieth. However,determined to run Vince's life for him,he stirs it by asking Rosalie and then introducing her to Cameron, a meeting which does not go down well as the scales eventually drop from Rosalie's eyes and she hurriedly leaves. Stuart gets a call from Lisa. She is unhappy because Romey is going through with her marriage of convenience to Lance and she seeks Stuart's help in discrediting him,the reward being that he gets to see more of Alfie.
13 Apr 1999
S1, Ep8 - Episode #1.8


Vince is terrified that Rosalie will out him at work and is surprised by her sympathetic response. He and Cameron attend a function organized by Stuart's PR company,where Vince sees Stuart being rebuffed by a man he is making a play for. Stuart is devastated by his rejection and starts drinking heavily. Vince tells Cameron he thinks Stuart is shallow and Cameron puts this to the test by asking that they become an official couple. Meanwhile Lance is arrested and faces deportation after fighting a Home Office official. Romey believes that Stuart has squealed on him but ...