What did you like/didn't like about Queer as Folk?
I love Brian Kinney (the character not the actor)! I want to marry him!!!!!!! I would try to change him.
What I didn't like: Emmitt...oh my god, I didn't get his purpose for being on the show. Blech.
I LOVED the Brit series, watched every episode with my housemates. I loathed every second of the american soap-drama.
But why? I loved the American version. The guys in the British version were very homely.
The American version was terrible. not "good looking", it was dramatically insipid, badly acted and drawn out over what, seven seasons? it was pointless and irritating. The Brit version broke the ground, taunt and dirty and funny. The American, tired and insipid.
Queer as Folk was one on the best dramas ever on tv, I loved everything about it.
I did not like the seashell bracelet in the American one.
That was just shtooopid, as the grocery-store girl says in the British one.
Why is there a QAF/Gale Harold troll haunting DL? It's SO old. Get a life hunty, it's not 2003 anymore.
Justin. He is so adorable. I would love to fuck that pretty arse and suck that impressive cock.
[quote]I love Brian Kinney (the character not the actor)! I want to marry him!!!!!!! I would try to change him.
By which you mean you are a woman.
No gay man would ever say this.
I was 20 or so when it came out and I have to admit, I ate it up. It was so amazing to have a show that was totally gay (unlike Will and Grace) and though it was soapy, and sometimes ridiculous, it was more reflective of my life than any show I thought I'd ever see.
I only watched the first season but Emmett ended up being my favorite!
I went to high school for a couple years with the sorry assed dared haired guy.
Not enough peen
The US version was far superior them the UK version especially with the two hot lead actors Gale and Randy.
I have to say that I found the lesbians characters dull and uninterested. A season 6 is well over due
OP, are you 15? Only 15-year olds gush the way you do and use that many exclamation points.
Personally, I would liked to see more of Justin top Brian. Once is never enough.
Not enough full frontal male nudity.
I was told it was like porn, but with a plot. I was disappointed.
I only saw the first three seasons, I think, when I was really young. I used to think Brian was really cool, but now I find most of the older characters on that show really pathetic.
Now that I’m in my 30s I can’t understand having a relationship with a 17 year old, and I wouldn’t have sex with one either. The sugar daddy falling for the teen is such a bad fanfiction plot on screen and creepy in real life.
It got me interested enough to learn how to make lemon bars.
We really should discuss this show at length. We just haven't yet...
The British version is a drag because of the cast isn't very attractive. The American version made many improvements, but by the fourth and fifth seasons it had lost a lot of its charm and not so easy to watch.
The first and second seasons were soapy fun though!
I was annoyed by people who kept saying how realistic and true to gay life it was.
True to WHOSE gay life? Certainly not mine or anyone I know.
It was beyond silly.
I liked QAF for what it was, which was basically Melrose Place for gay people. It was light entertainment and not supposed to be high drama, which is what many people expected of it.
R23 is right. It was a gay soap opera. Ground-breaking for that reason, I guess. But not especially good quality.
Horrible cast, unreal depiction of gay life in the Burgh, unreal depiction of gay life in general....
This thread once again proves that dedicated QAF fans are among DL's worst spellers and grammar users.
I got tired of all of them from time to time... Justin but more trying to make Justin work without Brian... Ted, almost constantly for his hopelessness... Michael, almost constantly for his whining and voice.... Uncle Vic permanently just because he was so fucking earnest. I think the only ones didn't drive me nuts were Cagney and the lesbians. Quite liked those lesbians.
Quite liked Emmett... yep, he was a screaming queen but they gave him lovely warmth and kindness and humour... liked Emmett alot and generally screaming queens drive me nuts.
It could deliver great moments tho... I remember Michael's exit over natsound traffic when he found out Ben was positive... I remember Brian running saying no no no no no when Justin got bashed.
Great soundtrack most episodes.
It portrayed Gay men as hedonistic, shallow, vapid, godless, amoral, mostly feminine creeps.
Jesus. Another qaf thread.
The doctor who fell for Hal Sparks was SO damn hot. But I will never forgive QAF for trying to pass Pittsburgh off as some gay eden, with insane club nights every day of the week. Ridiculous. Why didn't they just make it in NYC or LA?
Loved both the UK and US versions. I got closer to the US version because it ran so much longer. And yes, it was basically a drama soap, but at the time I was living in a small town basically a non-gay life and QAF became a friendly place to visit and see what my life as a gay man might be. I remember drinking couple of whiskeys and watching it on Friday night, and feeling happy that it existed. It gave me hope.
It would be so fucking absolutely awesome to have them continue making the US version. Bring back the old cast and bring in some new guys. I'd be happy.
There really hasn't been anything so powerfully gay series before or after QAF. Even if it was soapy and many times pretty one dimensional the show still had pretty high production values that likes of Dante's Cove can't reach. And even if I bring out the negatives of the show the positives absolutely triumph at the end. I loved the characters and they were pretty real in the world that they lived in.
not enough cameo appearances by Joy Reed
I hated that it was wildly uneven. Sometimes it was pretty good, other times just dreadful.
I liked that it had HIV+ characters.
I hated that Brian was held up as some sort of god. He was not that that good looking IMO.
What I don't like about QAF is the obsessed troll who won't let go of it.
OP, seek treatment.
Wow...fifty-two years on this planet and I've never seen a single episode of QAF.
I don't mind that the QAF trollfrau is obsessed with QAF and wants to talk about it all the time. I think lotsof people on DL have obsessions that they want to talk about all the time.
What I mind is that she always pretends most gay men watched it and cared about it. It was a show demographically much more popular with women than with gay men (which is why they cast the chief role with an androgynous actor rather than with an actual hunk). Not a lot of gay men I knew watched it--they thought it was unrealistic and shallow and promoted hateful stereotypes of gay men.
R36...you said "I hated that Brian was held up as some sort of god. He was not that that good looking IMO."
This is exactly how I felt about how "Shane" was portrayed on The L Word. In real life, women would not be throwing themselves at someone like "Shane". I thought the depiction of Brian was similar and I never understood it.
They closeted football player he was sex on a stick.
It looks like they closed the other QAF thread so maybe we can continue discussion in this one.
Perhaps that insane stalker did manage to get the thread shut down! Oh well...
What I did like
- daring for the time
- Harold and Harrison had great chemistry but them Harold had great chemistry with almost everyone in that show
Michael - so whiny. Probably to do with Hal Sparks
Too preachy toward the later seasons.
Also there is no way Brian Kinney would have proposed especially in the way he did lol
That insane stalker. LOL I love it. I was wondering what thread we would continue under. Glad I found it.
I actually enjoyed the romance between Emmett and the old dude, it was kind of sweet.
I didn't like that the guys weren't hot. They could have picked much hotter.
I preferred OZ!
It's weird watching such a large cast where there's no ethnic diversity. Very weird.
I hate the fact that the Queer as Folk queen post a new post about the show everyday. It was over yers ago, give it up.
I never watched until they got that hot football player.
Danielle posted some pics on her facebook and refers to her job. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what job she's referring to? Perhaps a B Movie?
Brian and Justin chemistry. Thought Gale was hot. Randy--eh, he looked a little "special" to me.
Emmett (loved when he dressed up as Jackie O and then spilled cocktail sauce on the front of his pink suit).
The lesbian couple--zzzzzzzz
Debbie--how embarrassing to be so up in everyone's business and obsessed with your adult kid to the point that you don't have a life of your own.
All the cliches. Every gay story had to be told.
The way they emasculated Brian with ball cancer
That it was set in Pittsburgh. Huh? Do they even have a gay bar let alone a whole gayborhood?
That Brian never went to NYC.
Brian was not handsome, but he was hot sometimes. I really liked his "don't give a shit" attitude when it came to his sexuality.
The bashing scene was heart-breaking.
It really did give us (the Gays) something we lacked up to that point, and I think it may have changed attitudes.
I hate the constant comparison to the UK version.
And to the sister at r41 I'm binging the L-Word on Netflix right now and totally crushing on Shane. My first girl-crush evah!
I liked Emmett's infrequent bf Blake (Dean Armstrong) a lot. Otherwise, the series used every intesting story line in the first three seasons.
I cannot believe you shallow, tasteless queens still obsess over this dreck.
Some people need to look at themselves closely in the mirror. Insane stalker? The insanity is violating the rules and posting someone's name on a thread. I hope you do it again so this thread can be closed. And I didn't know an insane stalker had that much juice to get a thread closed. Usually the webmaster just removes the offending posts.
It's Christmas time and God doesn't like hateful ugly people. And you guys are the worst in the barrel.. Wonder why you don't look in the mirror. You're so damn ugly.
The UK version:
It was just was better for me
Better and more realistic sex scenes and I loved the very end
R41, I ate up both Shane and Brian; surprisingly, I usually don't end up liking the main pinup of a show.
This new thread will be great to continue our discussions of the controversies about Gale.
What were the issues that we leave open?
Michael was too damn smarmy
His mom was too damn brash
Emmitt was too damn stereotypically queeny
Ted was too damn pathetic
Brian was too damn callous
Justin was too damn confident
The writing was too ham-fisted and unfocused
And there were too many damn lesbians on the show.
I liked Brian and Michael's friendship.
Didn't like the lesbians. After the L word, they should have been jettisoned on the basis of too much airtime.
Is this where we're continuning to discuss Gale's sexuality and also the imaginary Italian woman he's now dating?
I wanted Brian to eat my ass like that.
Some of it is boring/annoying (Deb, the Girls as a B Story, Michael & his Comic Books)
I was so surprised that they did a great job with the classical music segments (Ethan Gold). Wonderful selections - e.g. Wieniawski's "Scherzo-Terantalle, Ethan's choice for the Heifetz Competition.
Really loved it when Justin asked Ethan to 'play something romantic for me,' and I shouted at the screen "Play the Girl with the Flaxen Hair!" - and he did!
Being ignorant of a lot of classical music, I didn't get the flaxen hair connection. This show's musical choices continue to astound.
About Gale's romantic life, all this latest publicity would seem to require the inclusion of a girlfriend whether real of beard.
About the qaf movie petition. I'm not interested in such a movie myself. But if Gale's all for it, why doesn't he say so in his new facebook or twitter pages? There are fans out there refusing to sign because he hasn't given it his blessing.
@R60 - Michael/Brian friendship never rang true - Sparks (Michael) was a really bad actor and I never bought that Brian could actually like someone that dumb. Gale Harold was excellent in that role, actually (unpopular opinion on here) think he is a very talented actor-- if you ever see interviews with him, he's actually a very smart guy.
Like chemistry between Harold/Harrison-- that's what really made the show, but thought it was odd that no one every pointed out how messed up the age gap was.
Scott Lowell and Peter Paige were excellent too.
Got very preachy is Seasons 4 and 5 - like Afterschool Special preachy.
Writing was very hamfisted and could never resist the bad pun.
Harold's ability to act with his facial expresions made Brian a more nuanced character.
Always surprised when I come to DL at how many middle aged fangirls still carry a flame (pun intended) for this show and for the actors.
Also: Pittsburgh because QAF UK was set in Manchester and they wanted to find a similarly blue collar town. I've read that QAF fans go to Pittsburgh and are shocked to find "Liberty Avenue" doesn't exist. Show was shot in Toronto, IIRC
Gale is not single. I want him to speak about it first else I would have posted a picture.
Post your pic, we are all waiting.
The show should have been set in NYC or LA. We really don't have enough shows set in those cities.
Except for all the queers it was ok.
What is Gale doing now that he's free from crazy Danielle, besides celebrating?
Hey 65, Michael was not dumb, he was unsophisticated and had childish immature tastes, but he was not dumb. Hal Sparks might not be Emmy material but calling him a really bad actor is way exaggerating.
I have seen Gale in interviews too. and he comes across as a flake who says things that make sense only to him. And this somehow passes for high intellect.
I though season three and five were the most preachy.
Gale Harold was excellent in the role of Brian. But Gale is not a very talented actor overall. In most other roles he is just average and in at least one, was atrocious. Want to see a really bad actor, check out Harold in C.S.I. New York.
Why all the drama about Gale?
By all accounts he is a very nice, low-key guy and he's been very supportive of the LGBT community.
Let's not pick on our friends - we have so few of them.
QAF helped me a lot when I was a closeted gay teen. The fact that few of the characters fit the limp-wristed stereotype made me feel a whole lot better about myself. I dug the chemistry between Gale Harold and Randy Harrison - the sex scenes were hot-- though now, as an adult, the age thing does seem pretty creepy - could not imagine myself with a 17 year old.
The sex scenes always seemed uncomfortable and forced. Which I guess they were.
This is 65, 71 and I disagree - Sparks played Michael like a retarded 12 year old and pretty much ruined every scene for me. I've learned this is a common take in the fangirl universe.
I think Gale Harold is a very good actor and he's done a great job in some of the indie films he's been in. Don't see him as flaky at all - listen to the sessions he does with Sheena Metal on LA Talk Radio - comes across as intelligent and well spoken.
65 again - and whether you saw Michael as unsophisticated or a retarded 12 year old, I could never believe that he and Brian were friends. Once I got beyond that, I liked the rest of the characters and scenes. This is me remembering what I last saw in 2005, but that's how I remember it.
I think Sparks did a good job. Keep in mind most gay men are socially ostracized in high school. So many dont start to grow up until they have those same life experiences later in life.
Not putting down gay people, just pointing out a lot of us are late bloomers emotionally because society discourages gay youth from acting on their sexuality vs straight youth.
Sorry 76, I just don't know any gay (or straight) men like that who aren't Aspergers or similar. Mikey wasn't socially ostracized as he allegedly had Brian to help him and Brian was his friend.
The HIV+ guy Michael wound up with was a good guy, but also didn't believe they actually ever had anything to talk about. He was just happy, given the stigma of being poz back then to have anyone.
And Sparks is a terrible actor and looked petrified every time he had to touch another man.
Let's agree to disagree.
Actually Sparks dose a great stand up show. And while you may disagree, San Francisco loves him.
What 65/74 does " I've learned this is a common take in the fangirl universe ." mean exactly?
Haven't heard the Sheena Metal interviews, though I've heard he does nothing but talk about music. ButI have seen most other interviews Gale's done. When he's lucid he's practically in his own world, making jokes nobody gets and giving nonsense answers. Other times he appears to be stoned and can't even manage to form coherent sentences.
Is "Falling For Grace " an indie film. Because the kissing scenes between Gale and his costar made the Hal/Chris Potter scenes look believable in comparison.
This is 65/74 - it means that the fangirls don't dig Sparks and think he's a crappy actor - I got the "retarded 12 year old" line from them. They don't like the character much either, but it seems an article of faith among them that Sparks was a bad casting decision.
He was funny on Talk Soup, but stand-up and acting in a drama are not the same thing.
"Haven't heard the Sheena Metal interviews, though I've heard he does nothing but talk about music" - which would make sense, given that it's a music show and she has him on as guest DJ
It annoyed me in the first episode when Justin seduces the class bully and jerks him off... in his pants. WTF? Who does that? They were the only ones in the room. No need to be discreet.
The "fangirls" don't dig Sparks because they hate Michael, and can't seem to separate tv from reality. Some fans are sooooo into Brian and Justin that they see Michael and Lindsay as obstacles to B/J's happiness, with Michael as the bigger threat. If you're studying fans girls (though I can't see why anyone would be intrigued by those ninnies) you'll figure this out soon enough. Others don't like Sparks because he was critical of Gale and Randy in a that 2008 interview. And according to the Brian/Gale fans, one must NEVER say anything critical of Gale.
So have you seen any of Gale's interviews outside of Sheena Metal? Have you seen Gale's turn on C.S.I. NY? Sounds like no if you're saying Gale's a very good actor outside of "Queer" and that his interviews are intelligent.
Oh, in the same episode, I got really turned on when Brian and Justin meet and they go back to Brian's penthouse and Brian shows Justin what rimming is. When he ordered Justin to do it to him, I almost creamed my pants! Just the though of hunky Brian having a butthole turned me on!
Post 82 was for 65/74/80. Sorry, forgot to address it.
@R2 @R84 - I have seen Harold is CSI - I don't see bad acting at all, but I also don't see him on screen for more than 60 seconds - most of this scenes are silent, he's being watched by someone in a building across the street. Check out his Funny Or Die video Cafe Attitude - he's even got comic chops.
Not studying fangirls, but was surprised to find they were not fans of Sparks. Given how they act on here, your theory makes sense.
Again, let's agree to disagree. I think Sparks is a wooden actor and I think Gale Harold has real depth and you don't but that's what makes horse races
Still waiting for pics of the new beard.
You mean his new girlfriend R86? Gale is going to shock you guys. Playing a gay part doesn't make him gay. I hope people will give him a break, he is straight and there are plenty of proof.
A new girlfriend - I meant beard, will be hardly a shock for anyone. It would be a shock if you posted the picture that you saw but I bet you won't, as no picture actually exists!
Unfortunately she exists. I thought it was the right time for me to meet him, but he's not single.
R87 You were the one who saw Shirley and Gale laughing in a cafe in Essex when she wasn't even there LOL! We're so going to believe you.
R65 I wholeheartedly agree with everything you've said.
I never warmed to Michael's character during the entire series of QAF, due to him being emotionally immature and having no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I always found myself inwardly cringing whenever he appeared on screen.
Of course, matters weren't helped by the fact that Hal Sparks is a complete and utter douchebag. How his colleagues put up with him, I'll never know. I can't help but notice that during the current QAF reunion campaign on twitter, Scott & co have neglected to include him in their tweets. Obviously they don't have much time for him, either. Not surprising really, considering his behaviour in Cologne a couple of years back.
I am glad you know R89. He is not single. some people can't accept that he is straight.
Boys and girls, someone opened a brand new thread, so we can continue there.
"Welcome to the Gale Harold Datalounge - Don't Stop the Music"
If you are going to post proof of this new person, do it, otherwise stop talking about it. You sound like a loon.
The first season was the best. The show went steadily downhill with each subsequent season. The worst things about QAF were the preachiness, the sophomoric humor and Hal Sparks' acting. The friendship between Brian and Michael was not believable and part of the reason for that was the mutual dislike between Hal and Gale. Contrast Brian/Michael scenes with Brian/Ted scenes, for instance. Gale had chemistry with just about everybody on that show except Hal.
I recently watched some episodes from S3 that are currently airing on Showtime. Some bits were enjoyable but I'd forgotten how horrendously corny and preachy QAF could be.
Agree 100% @R95 and @R91 - Sparks may have been an okay stand-up and they were hoping for a "name" actor (any name!) to drive the show, but he was horrible. I gather they knew that as his role shrank from season to season-- he was supposed to be the star as in the UK show, but wound up being a sideshow. Clearly no love lost between him and the rest of the cast.
Preachiness was so over the top as were the bad puns and corny lines. Harold, Lowell, Harrison and the others were good enough actors to make those lines seem in character but re-watching now, ouch!
The music was great too. Rewatched a few episodes on Showtime's app and they did not get rights for any of the music and it suffers as a result.
Reading all the crap about Gale Harold - he's been a big supporter of our community and I wish him nothing but success. I saw his FunnyOrDie clip and he's both funny and still hot as hell.
The discussion about the controversy over Gale, are in the link below:
I think when it first came out, they said they wanted to set the show in a city, but not NY/LA/SF to show that gay people are everywhere and there are thriving gay communities in many areas.
I liked how they depicted professional athletes and professional people (the hot doctor Canadian actor Chris Potter) as gay. Not all gay are hairdressers or florists or dedcorators!
I also liked that it was a truly gay show, the first, as we all know Will and Grace was a gay show made for straight viewers. As much as I liked Jack and Karen, the viewers could comfort themselves that gay men are (as they always thought) flamboyant.
There were some good actors of QAF too--Debbie, Justin's mom, Vic, stand out. I liked all of the characters. I loved how Emmet lived the "I am what I am" creed!
I also liked the clubbing scenes and most of the music.
I never quite figured out the opening credits images though--kind of psychedelic and weird.
And why don't we have a series like this now?
Stop complaining about it and maybe the nets will give us one--and maybe they will expand Looking.
And the Gale loving Hal hating fangirls come out to speak.
Scott doesn't say much about Hal because he seems to have the same hopeless crush on him that you all do. Notice how Scott is the one always making excuses for Gale, just like you all, and even lying for him when the occasion warrants. And Scott is the one pushing for a Queer movie with the rest just going along. Except of course for Gale, who so far hasn't said one word about wanting such a thing. So don't try using Scott as some proof that everyone hates Hal Sparks.
UK version: Better writing and acting. I would end the show after season 1 though. Have always wondered why Russell Davies didn't have Stuart and Vince get together in a more realistic fashion in season 2 (e.g. hooking up at the hotel after the wedding) instead of opting for the rose-colored glasses Thelma and Louise fantasy ending. We never truly see Stuart and Vince as a romantic couple. Is he saying this wasn't really something that could/would happen?
US version: Lower artistic quality--a soft core porn soap opera after-school special--but watchable (apart from the comic book idolization of the Brian Kinney character). The Ted-Blake storyline was my favorite.
[quote] I love Brian Kinney (the character not the actor)! I want to marry him!!!!!!! I would try to change him.
Such a frau thing to say.
R100, Russell Davies didn't want to do S2 so the ending was his way of flipping off the network and viewers.
Davies gave an interview years ago that said the ending was ambivalent, which is obvious anyway if you're really paying attention. But for some reason, most people insist that Stuart and Vince were a couple at the end.
I remember you 95aka96, from the "Welcome" thread. See you've figured out what trolldar is, but I can still tell it's you and that you're again pretending to be two people
Wow. Hal Sparks has his people all over this board. He's on a Disney Channel sitcom called Lab Rats now that seems well suited to his overacting skills.
It wasn't his fault he was miscast. Making the leap from comedy to soap opera style drama is tough.
But let it go. We get that you are paid to defend him. You've earned your keep.
You make multiple posts and disingenuously pretend to be several people, probably rounding up your Gale fangirl buddies to boot, and you accuse me of being a paid advocate. I don't see Sparks supporters all over this board, but I do see the usual legion of Hal haters.
I've never seen Hal's new sitcom, and have no desire to. But I can't help but notice that even though his first job is as a comedian, Sparks has logged far more time in front of the camera than Gale has. Perhaps if your favorite could get a part in something we might actually see, you'd stop being so bitter toward Gale's former co star.
What happened to the thread Well come to Gale Harold datalounge ... he no longer opens. Better keep the discussion here.
In the thread that was closed without reason, we were talking about Gale not add Randy on his twitter retweet despite message of Randy; Gale showed up with a friend in reading; the posting on his new twitter.
Has the British version ever been shown in the states?
Fuck off r107/108! I'm not a native english speaker either, but your posts are hard to read, not to mention fucking annoying.
I loved the British version, but thought the American version was insipid, as everyone else has stated. I loathed the Brian character, and thought Michael was a bratty dumbass...guys like Dr. David don't come along that often.
r109 and r111 the only reason this thread was bumped is so that Gale Harold gossip can continue because they closed the other Gale thread. Don't bother with this discussion.
I love the Brian character - sue me.
I liked that it went off the air.
Matt Battaglia - everything about him except not going frontal. He took one hell of a risk - did it pay off?
Why have the other Gale threads been closed?
Someone clearly wasn't happy at what was being posted, and felt the need to get the threads removed. I wonder why?
I guess it's only a matter of time before this one bites the dust as well...
[quote]Wow. Hal Sparks has his people all over this board.
Hal Sparks has "people"??
HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
But what r116? Pics of Nick's cock? Anyone can google that. The usual bullshit about Gale and Randy? No one other than a few fangirls believe that. That other troll who insists Gale will talk about his supposed new girlfriend in public? Even less believable.
[quote]When he ordered Justin to do it to him, I almost creamed my pants! Just the though of hunky Brian having a butthole turned me on!
Everyone has a butthole, honey. Didn't you know?
Emmett and Drew were the best story line. Robert Gant's talent was wasted ...everything else: meh
Who is Nick, R118?
I can't believe that show lasted 5 seasons. Terrible story lines, terrible writing and, at times, horrendous acting (Harrison was especially bad).
The fact that someone thought it was a good idea to hire Hal Sparks didn't help. Then again I guess only about 20 actors showed up for the auditions.
Peter Paige, Scott Lowell and Sharon Gless all did a good job.
Gale Harold ("Brian") is an irritating no-talent who got lucky.
[quote]Gale Harold ("Brian") is an irritating no-talent who got lucky.
Not as lucky as I would feel if he ate my ass out at the beginning of our relationship.
Nick is Randy Harrison's boyfriend r121 and this is the cock in question.
Ben was so big and strong. I loved it when he was taking steroids while training for the Mr. Pittsburgh contest.
Ben and Ted were my favorite characters, also Emmet. Michael (Hal Sparks) the worst.
Where is "Gale on The Walking Dead" troll? He'll be happy to know Gale is following some people from that show on twitter.
R124 & R125 Yuck.
Really didn't need to see that.
r130 = Gale
Get out you idiot R110. Your english also sucks and you come talk to mine. Troubled withdrawing.
In the discussion that was closed, we were talking of why Gale did not follow the twitter of Randy. Is it afraid of rumors?
Troubled withdrawing, indeed.
Another gale thread shut down? Hmm
Randy just gave an interview where he called nick his man, aww!
Is Gale Harold still in the closet?
Randy is passionate. Look what he said in the last interview.
3. After a performance of Atomic, I like to:
Get home as quickly as humanly possible to my man, a snack, a glass of wine and some television.
R129 Tanya is an ex qaf crew member and david is mutual friend with his good friend Mia.
Gale is bffs with many strong, talented women - Shirley, Mia, Jennifer, Rachel, Sarah baker...
Has the troll who keeps posting about Gale's new woman found this thread yet? God, I hope not.
Gale will introduce his new girlfriend to the public at the film festival in Locarno. You will all be surprised. I can't wait.
R140 you're hilarious! Please learn how to use the troll-dar thing!
Relax r141. I was only joking. In response to post above me.
I lost all hope of Gale and Randy reconcile. Gale does not come out of the closet and Randy is in love with Nick.
It's nice of you to think about me R139. Someone kindly directed me here. I am not a troll so you need me here. I have said it many times that Gale is straight. The new woman exist and was mention on Facebook by someone who knows her.
R144 yeah, it might be true, but if you don't put the link, nobody is going to believe it..
R139 yes u are a troll, and Facebook as a reliable source of info?
The complete lack of male chest hair.
Anyone know if Gale is in Europe for the premiere of Thirst, at the Locarno Film Festival?
Rachel McDonald and Melanie Griffith have tweeted that they're there, but no mention of anyone else as of yet.
Isn't he supposed to be filming something we'll never get to see in Malta?
If Gale is dating a woman, she would have appeared in the photo of the stadium and she would have gone on reading, when in fact, Gale it took just a friend. Gale is alone there are 9 meses.Se Randy alone, too, the two were already together.
I will R145. I don't how so my brother will do it as soon as he comes home. Still. One fan posted the link on the last Thread.
r152 it's easy ....
you copy and paste the link in the URL
Geeze, how old are you r152? Are you going to be doing some school shopping soon?
@r151 Who is the friend that Gale took to the reading? And why was the other thread shut down?
The friend was alan wolk. Not sure why the fan who saw him and gale thought they were a couple.
R152 you are too funny! Keep it up.
R152 The picture of the supposedly hot latina model who appears in other dozens of sites to say the least? Haha
The answer to your question is because whenever Gale shows up someplace with a good looking friend people on DL decide it must be his new boyfriend. Wolk is just the latest.
People always decide he has girlfriends, this guy is the first boyfriend! Refreshing.
Randy is gay but Gale is not. his last 3 relationships have been with women. the new woman is very lucky if its true.
Not that it matters, I suppose, but Alan Wolk is married with two kids and lives in NJ
R160 You are right. He dated three women. But before these three, was a boy. Everyone knows who he is.
I don't like that QAF was a crap show, with crap acting and crap writing. Just because its covered with gay doesn't make it good, kids! And now, many years after we've been blessed with its cancellation, its still being inspected, dissected and discussed like it was Proust. Just let it go, kids.....let it go!
@R161 How do you know that?
R164 Google is your friend!
I liked that -- at the club -- they always showed Brian in the backroom getting head.
And I still think the bathroom scene where Brian hits on his client is classic...
Yes R168. There are more proofs on the web about gale being straight. When I use 100% it's because of his dating records. You guys don't know all of them but Gale have dated a lot of women
R170 and which one? as it is supposed to be a shock.. Melanie Griffith???
There is no new gf. Rachel directed gale in the film. The guy is one of gales gay bffs. His name his martin marquet and he goes everywhere with gale - oscars, soccer tournaments etc. can't be bothered finding links to pics of them together but you can google them.
Martin also founded the NYC festival soccer tournaments that gale is involved in. He's a publicist, but he's not working on this film,so he's obviously come as gales guest. He's got a boyfriend though. Incidentally he's got mutual friends with danielle :(
R172 / 173 please stop your obsession on Danielle, creepy as fuck.
R172 / R173 Thanks for all the info.
I wonder how Martin's boyfriend feels about him accompanying Gale to all these events?
My complaints are pretty much everybody else's - unrealistic bar scene, dull plots, baby lesbian drama. The top two thing:
1.) Nobody on that show was anywhere near as attractive as the narrative kept telling me they were. It would have helped the show if Brian was an attractive man instead of an ugly person. I just stared at it baffled why everyone was acting like he was Hugh Jackman or something and they just HAD to fuck him to the point of losing their jobs.
2.) The ham handed "messaging" - there was an episode were Sparks and whatever his hanger on queen friend was, and they were trolling a message board that announced a BB Party - I have no idea how they thought it was anything, but they went to it, and stood in the middle of the living room, full clothed, while everyone around them was full on barebacking the fuck out of each other - so Sparks could turn to the camera, aghast, and go "I DON'T THINK BB MEANT BBQ" in the most afterschool special way possible.
That was it for me. Keep your ugly person morality play, thanks.
Are those new glasses at r180 or is it because the pic's a bit blurry.
r179 I'm rooting for Stephen Kijak. He seems cool.
R4= frau. No gay man would ever say such a ridiculous thing.
Kijak wasn't part of the original smack-down R181 - but Wolk ("Little League and basketball coach") sounds like a frat boy jock and those guys can fight dirty so my money would me be on him.
I can't figure out his connection to Harold, unlike the gay boys Kiajk and Marquet, knowing Gale provides no value to Wolk.
Alan Wolk is also a good friend of Scott's, they had dinner together in LA over the weekend.
R183 What do you mean by "original smack-down"?
R185 the original joke from R179 was that Wolk was going to fight Martin Marquet who was in the Instagram picture from the film festival that R168 posted.
R181 talked about Kijak that is another gay friend of Gale's that DLers say is Gale's boyfriend. So maybe a three way fight for Gale.
Gale have been seen several times with his new woman.
Love Emmett and the footballer
R187 we will just have to live with that *sarcasm*
R176 When the show was first-run, I found Gale H. to be attractive.
Last night, watching a QAF clip, it struck me that -- upon reflection -- he really wasn't as hot as I thought at the time.
He can have any woman he wants no matter how he looks now.
I wasn't slamming you, r178. I was trying to help you.
Gale Harald is ugly and his look was dated even back then.
R190 And any man he wants!
Pauline Kael once described the movie "Pretty in Pink" as being a middle schooler's fantasy of what high school will be like.
You could say something similar about "Queer as Folk." It was a fantasy for closeted high school students of what adult gay life will be like.
I keep complaining about the hair, but even his hair looks good here:
R196 As Gale is beautiful. Even with that hair, even at 45, he's still gorgeous and sexy. I so wanted to see him with Randy Harrison, form a lovely couple.
You will wait forever R197. A straight guy can't form a relationship with a gay guy.
R198 The straight guy already had a relationship with the gay guy.
In 2001 and 2002, Gale Harold and Randy Harrison lived a romance intense and, at the same time dramatic because of this insistence of Gale appear as 100% straight. I'm just sorry for Gale.
I feel sorry for Randy, not Gale. Randy wants to be with Gale but because he refuses to come out, he won't be in a relationship with him. Not a public one anyway. Behind closed doors is another matter.
I feel sorry for R199 ad R200. Who must be two different people... repeating some bullshit story that allegedly happened 13 years ago.
Why? What did Gale ever do to you? By every account he is one of the good guys. Leave him the fuck alone.
r200 here. I wasn't repeating some bullshit story. I was just making a statement.
Why @R200 @R202?? Why slander Gale and Randy across the interwebs? What have either of them ever done to you? Two hardworking actors, neither of them household names. What do you get out of this?
Back to the original question.... I didn't like how QAF didn't have any people of color, although with the writers abilities that may not have been bad. I don't like how the stereotyped lesbians- oh 1 wants to give birth while the other wants a man. I also didn't like the lazy ass writing in seasons 4 and 5. I didn't like how the show over-sexualized the realities of gay men.
Speaking the truth is not slander. Gale and Randy had a dating in the past. What's the problem? Both were single at the time. This information will not harm the two.
when will some of you queers realize that a gay man and a straight man can be platonic friends? ESPECIALLY if they're costars on a popular tv show.
Tried googling R172 R173 but not able to find any pictures of Gale with Martin.
The instagram photos from Martin sounds like he is now the publicist for Thirst. Just for Locarno maybe?
I don't know about all of this Gale and Randy shit, but saying that someone could be gay or bi is not fucking slander. Stop trying to equate homosexuality with something that is actually damaging.
They're out there R207. He's a very good friend of gales. If you look at martins instagram you'll see the cake he bought gale for his birthday. Sweet!
I believe that R200 is speaking the truth.
I still don't understand Gale's reluctance to come out as bi. It's not a big deal in today's society, and it's hardly going to damage his career or reputation. Even Gale must realise that coming out would be a less scary option compared to dating psychotic women who threaten him, and make his life a misery. You'd have thought that his experience with Danielle would have put things into perspective for him, causing him to re-evaluate his life and decisions, etc. Why doesn't he just be brave and openly live the life he wants to, as opposed to doing it behind closed doors? He can't hide himself forever.
Regarding Randy, I remember someone on here once saying that he would probably end his relationship with Nick if Gale were to publicly acknowledge his and Randy's relationship. I for one keep hoping that this will one day be the case, if there's still time. With Nick being away on tour soon, maybe this would present such an opportunity? I could be wrong, but I think there was also a missed opportunity back in 2012 when Gale and Yara, and Randy and Brian broke up. Obviously something happened that caused things to go to hell, and for Danielle and Nick to come along.
By the way, anyone else see Scott's tweet about a possible QAF convention in Moscow, in April 2015? He's confirmed that he's signed up, and the group's FB page claims that Randy, Peter, Robert and Michelle will also be in attendance. No mention of Gale, though. Should be interesting to see if this all comes together as planned.
Loved the original.
As a straight woman I loved this show. Would FF through the Lindsey/Melanie love scenes, though.
Truly loved Gale Harold's portrayal of Brian, because I knew there was a guy with a heart under all the coldness and aloofness.
His 360 at the end of the show was a bit overdone, though. I would have written it a little differently.
Do I think Gale and Randy were a couple offscreen as well? Maybe. The spark seemed real enough at times. I've seen Gale in other projects and he had no chemistry with any female co-stars. None.
R200 Are you saying that Randy will not publicly embark on a relationship with Gale unless he comes out, but is willing to be with him privately behind closed doors?
Not disputing what you're saying, but I'm not sure if it makes any sense, how would that even work?
Has Sharon Gless ever done one of those fan things?
R217 Yes, she attended the Rise & Shine convention in Cologne in 2012.
Say it R203. Also what have Gale done to be labelled as gay? He dates only women including the new one. He said himself that he is straight and I believe him.
Thank you R209,R210, R211 - I am hoping you are part of this crew otherwise ability to find these pictures which are not tagged is unusual. Birthday cake photo is from 2013, this is way down on page of Martin. Woolk seems like new good friend, maybe through Scott. You may know the answer. he is big expert on TV industry which Gale is part of.
Nothing unusual about finding photos in public instagram accounts. Won't share anymore.
R221 It would be fantastic if you could shut that mouth for good
Lol this fandom is so goddamn bitchy, is it fandoms in general or just gale/qaf fans?
R221 - don't listen to these bitches - love what you are doing and your great research skills and inside information on Gale friends. Do you have a link for a picture of Martin and Gale at the Oscars?
No one can track Gale movements all the time. His relationship with the new woman started months ago according to someone on FB
Nobody deserves that lie Gale with a woman.
Gale has appeared at various events and no woman.
If you have no evidence, then do not say anything.
R225 - you keep saying "according to someone on Facebook" - is this someone posting in a Facebook group devoted to QAF or Gale or just a Facebook fried of yours?
Any news about Gale? He was gorgeous in Locarno.
Love his blond, curly hair. Looks like an angel.
Do we really need three fucking active threads about this guy?
A fan of Gale who I follow R227. She said she met them together and posted the link on the last Thread that got deleted
You can't argue with that sort of evidence!
Any info about how long is he going to stay in Rome? I'm dying to meet him and tell him I love him (even if I know he's not gay), think I'm going to book a flight right now.
Love you my beautiful angel with blond curly hair.
Not knowing how you do that R231 - picture is not even posted on Facebook for one hour and already you are posting it here.
R234 Please do not be stalking Gale - you are talking craziness and it is scary. You give all fans a bad name.
Looks like he definitely has a role in the film 'Andron'. I think I read somewhere that production is due to finish before the end of August.
R232 What sort of link? a photo or was it just her posting on her wall? Can you post the link?
No photo. Just some random posting on her wall. It's total BS.
R234 you're freaking me out!
Do you have a link R238?
Nothing to be scared of, I just love him, what's the problem with that?
R232 There is no woman or girlfriend.
The pic posted on the previous thread was an old stock photo of some random Latino chick. Someone is clearly having a wind up by spreading the lie on here and FB.
More fool the idiots who believe this rubbish.
Are you sure there is no new woman? He's alone in Rome, would love to keep him company.
What if the photo is real R241? Gale can't be single right now.
You said it yourself that he is straight R242. gays have no chance with him.
Yes he can be single and he is. Shocker.
how do you know R245? i also believe the new woman is true
I know he's straight, but gosh that cherub hair really turns me on!
[quote] Why is there a QAF/Gale Harold troll haunting DL? It's SO old. Get a life hunty, it's not 2003 anymore
Still worth repeating.
R244, he is probably bi, but whatever the reality you have ZERO chance with him.
R232 is lying. Do not have a pic of Gale with girlfriend. Posted a random photo of a Latin woman.
Gale is alone since the beginning of 2014.
Last year, after the QAF convention, Gale wanted to get back with Randy again. A few weeks after the convention, he was behind Randy in NY.
Was the time he watched the play Harbor. But Randy is well with Nick. Gale still wants to get back with Randy. Is that Randy does not want more.
The guy in the pic that r231 posted is the director of Andron. So does that mean that Gale really is going to be in Andron? Are they filming in Rome?
Yes, he's going to stay in Rome for a month, then he'll fly to Malta.
Look at him here
isn't he the most gorgeous man alive? Gale, why aren't you gay? I'm going to die.
I don't think so R251. Didn't Gale told Randy he Can't answer back when he told him he love him?
R251 Rumour has it that they hooked up during that convention (when they disappeared for about 20 mins, and the event organisers couldn't find them anywhere!).
Gale was allegedly in NYC for a couple of weeks in September last year, before travelling to London to take part in an acting workshop in the National Theatre. I could be wrong, but I'm sure that Randy (and Nick) was also in London around the same time (in October), as he was attending a private fan event?
[quote] Why is there a QAF/Gale Harold troll haunting DL? It's SO old. Get a life hunty, it's not 2003 anymore
[quote] Why is there a QAF/Gale Harold troll haunting DL? It's SO old. Get a life hunty, it's not 2003 anymore
Picture that R253 posted is hot but looks different than he did at that time. Hair looks different, less puffy. Also was taken in someone's hotel room. Fans have already posted it all over Twitter
Why these girls post everything to someone who never answers them? They posting every hour and nothing.
Pic was taken last May in Cannes.
R254 R255 Really the meeting of Gale and Randy in QAF convention in 2013, did Gale go crazy to go back to Randy. The following month, Gale was behind Randy in NY. He was not only to see the play Harbor, he was trying to get back with Randy.
But Randy is tired and overcoming her love for Gale, investing in Nick.
If Randy had reconciled with Gale, they would be together now, because Gale is willing to assume it.
Wow. That sounds like fan fiction.
Does anybody else think the plot of andron sucks?
I like the plot, it reminds me of "The saw".
When is he leaving to Malta? I'm sure he's fucking around with some italian women right now.
I wouldn't be surprise R262. After all he is straight. Someone said on Facebook that he is with a new woman. There is a link somewhere. You guys may think otherwise but it's true.
Why is it so hard for you to accept the fact he's single and he isn't fucking anybody? Geez.
Ahh, the magical link that "someone" put on Facebook.
I do think he's straight and he'd be nuts to announce any new girlfriend given how his fans are.
His Facebook and Twitter are looking much more professional. He must be getting some help since it's not the old drugged out posts about obscure musical acts from the '80s that sound pathetic coming from a guy his age.
What's up with the mythical Faccebook post?
I'm sure he is straight but why should we believe some random Facebook post that some troll keeps referring to.
I believe he is straight or bi and if he had a girlfriend he'd be smart to keep her away from the crazy fans who are always posting pictures of him on Twitter and Tumblr
Someone who knows what they are doing is advising him on his social media. He's stopped all the druggy who knows what he's talking about music posts and has actually started to make sense. Those music posts about obscure artists were really pathetic coming from a guy his age.
Fuck me. Sorry for the double-- and now triple-- post.
No one believes anything about that fb post except for the troll.
Found the pic of martin and gale at the 2011 oscars
He sure doesn't like to hang out with female partners on these occasions. I can only think of one function (there are some photos somewhere of him with Yara at some kind of opening night).
Maybe it's because he prefers male company in all respects or maybe he just does not want to parade girlfriends at all. Who knows ... But if I were a gambler I'd bet on him being bi.
R269 I would say that he's bi, but has a preference for men.
Thanks R265. he is hiding the new woman because of his female fans.
R269 Gale has attended the oscars nearly every year since his qaf days. The only time he's ever done the red carpet is when he was with yara. Wonder why?
Thanks for that R268, but you need to qualify that: if you look at the photo set, that picture is from the Elton John Oscar Party which Gale seems to go to every year. He was there with Scott Lowell and a number of other people and there's one shot of him talking to Martin. It's possible Martin was there with other friends and he and Gale just bumped into each other. No indication that he was Gale's "date"
[quote]It annoyed me in the first episode when Justin seduces the class bully and jerks him off... in his pants. WTF? Who does that? They were the only ones in the room. No need to be discreet.
He could only do this under cover otherwise the show would be out and out porn.
[quote]The "fangirls" don't dig Sparks because they hate Michael, and can't seem to separate tv from reality.
Some fangirls and boys like Michael actually. I couldn't stand him. I didn't know much about the actor and still don't. He can act OK but isn't going to win an Emmy anytime soon. The problem was that the producer/writers tried to make him the everyman equivalent of the Vince character in the British series. The boy next door with the big heart. But he is so inconsistently written. He was often just a self-entitled "what about me?!" child.
As a result of the QAF reunion petition reaching 10,000 signatures yesterday, Scott posted this old behind-the-scenes photo on twitter. Don't think it's ever been seen before now, it's a nice pic. I'm having some difficulty trying to spot Gale's legs though!
Gale is so hot, even now. He's the hottest 45 yo man alive. I would give my leg just to taste him for a second.
Never said it was a date, and if you read my post at R272 you will see that I stated gale goes to the oscars every year.
Yara actually favourited Scott's tweet and that pic....
Gale is hot, but he looks his age,
Love this photo of Randy taken after the final performance of Atomic. The man doesn't seem to age, he looks as young as he did in the early seasons of QAF.
Yara wants him back, but he's looking for a new woman, possibly italian.
I hate that, love him so much and he doesn't even know.
You really need help R280
Yara has moved up and on. Her star is rising higher than Gale's at this point and she is making a good living. She probably liked that pic to prove something, but she definitely does not want Gale back. But she and Scott remain friends.
So what was it that Yara said after they broke up?
Isn't he in Italy now with her R280? The person who broke the news on Facebook was right
Before some troll say that this woman is a girlfriend of Gale, warning that it is only an organizing event cinema. Gale continues alone.
R285. He is not single and i will bet on it. she may not be the one but he is seeing someone. too bad the other Thread got deleted because the proof was there.
You mean there's no Italian girlfriend? I'm in shock!
R282 is right. Yara doesn't want gale back. She and Scott are good friends. Yara is talented and has worked hard to get where she is, but I can't help thinking her association with gale helped a lot. Remember that awkward pic of g/y walking in Vancouver for the same paps gale had told to stop following him weeks earlier?
Yara used the gale connection just as much as danielle, only she was much smarter about it, and not batshit crazy.
Speaking of the crazy one, she's closed her instagram acct and said 'if your a stalker of mine or gales your not welcome on this sight' Yes, she's illiterate too. Gale fans have started calling her on her shit and they're not useful to her anymore. Ha!
That latest photo of randy is adorable!
You people know nothing. Yara and Marisol, a Latina stock photography model are having an affair and battling it out to see which one will be Gale's new beard. The Italian lady in the photo is actually Randy in drag. Look at the adam's apple. Randy is master of disguises and is sometimes able to appear as Scott Lowell too. And Andron isn't just an Italian scifi movie, it's the cover for a gay porno/snuff movie Gale and Randy are making to announce their love and solve the Danielle problem once and for all.
Gale Harold looks kinda like Michael Cera/Ashton Kutcher.
The American version? Well, starting with the uh..."acting"....
R285 Hmm, well you can't say he doesn't have a type.
"Pittsbugh" was so obviously Toronto, even to someone who'd only been there twice.
Looked cheaply shot and I never bought any of it -- nor did I ever watch it.
I'm prob the only one here who likes Michael and Brian's friendship especially in s1...
R291 The woman in the picture with Gale is a photographer, she's part of the production team working on Gale's latest film, Andron. They're not dating.
Why is Gale always romantically linked to every woman he's photographed with? He's allowed to have female friends, you know. Jeez.
Any news on Randy? Now that Atomic has finished, I'm wondering if he's got any other projects lined up. Or maybe he'll go on vacation before auditioning, etc.
Male friends too, R294. See earlier in this thread, they were hooking him up with some married friend of his and Scott's because the guy was in LA and showed up at a reading Gale did
Any news on Andron? Who else is in it, is it another straight to video movie?
Okay, so they're not dating. I wasn't trying to hook him up with anyone, I just follow the thread.
Living in a small community at the time, the show always made me feel as if I was missing out on some exciting life. I now realize I probably would have felt just as lonely living in the heart of some big-city gay community.
R295 That could explain why there are no photos of Gale and Randy together. With the exception of the QAF days, and conventions and so on.
Is he still in Italy?
R300 I think he is, as filming is due to finish by the end of this month.
And i think his new woman is with him.
Gale only dates women. Some people are confusing his gay role and real life.
R304 He wrote on the photo of Gale great actor / bad motorcyclist
That provocation, that lack of respect.
This Hal hates Gale and nobody knows why.
I don't think Hal hates Gale. I just think that he has a bad sense of humour. Probably he was thinking he was making a good joke, without realising that it was actually in poor taste.
Of all the people, he chose Gale. Odd.
Everyone knows about the bad blood between gale and hal.
I'm assuming hal was joking about gale being a great actor too? Classy. And did hal mention ALS once?
ALS is hashtagged, r308.
R305 hal has outed gale to many fangirls over the years, speculation is that he's annoyed that gale does little to promote lgbt rights and disowned himself from qaf until a couple years ago. There are heaps of links to tweets, conversations, interviews etc. can't be bothered finding them for you but Google is your friend
What a complete scumbag. There's no way that was anything but a really mean-spirited taunt. Little Sparky never misses a chance to take potshots at Harold. Sorry R306, but that is not a joke gone wrong . No way, no how.
WTF R310? The bad blood has nothing to do with Gale supporting LGBT rights (he's always been a big supporter, even done an "It Gets Better" video.) The feud was because Sparks was supposed to be the star of QAF only then Harold and Harrison proved to be the fan favorites and got more screen time. He has also been pretty vocal that he thought H&H should not have questioned the producers on the direction their characters went in during the last season.
Sperks is a jealous and petty little prick who continues to bad mouth Gale Harold every time someone sticks a microphone in front of him.
To use a charitable event to taunt someone over a near-fatal accident is just a shocking display of douche-itude
never finished watching it. kind of boring
Read these tweets R312
It's pure speculation that hal was jealous that gale got more screen time etc. gale was always the star of the show. Only gale and hal know the reasons behind their tiff.
You can't deny that gale hasn't been a vocal advocate for the lgbt community. He did the Trevor project thing yes - what else? He and randy only decided to give a shit about qaf when they realised fans would pay for them to go to cons. Gale and randy pocketed $25,000 each for the last one!
I can understand why that would piss hal off, esp if gale is bi like hal has alluded to various people.
Personally. I think it was more insulting for hal to joke about gale being a great actor than to joke about his accident.
Is hal funny? No Was that ice bucket challenge all about hal? Yes