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What is HollyOaks?

I keep getting clips of gay scenes from HollyOaks.

Is it a gay soap opera?

by Anonymousreply 92October 21, 2021 4:50 AM

A British soap with lots of hot gay characters. It's prime was 2007.

by Anonymousreply 1April 9, 2021 11:37 PM

They had some hot cock-action scenes.

by Anonymousreply 2April 9, 2021 11:53 PM

they need to bring back Brendan Brady

by Anonymousreply 3April 9, 2021 11:56 PM

Ena Sharples

by Anonymousreply 4April 9, 2021 11:58 PM

Killer Katie!

by Anonymousreply 5April 10, 2021 12:19 AM

That poor pub was always blowing up. And the death toll in the village put Cabot's Cove to shame.

by Anonymousreply 6April 10, 2021 2:33 AM

It is set in Cheshire in the North of England. The fact that many of the characters have London accents is an enduring mystery. An actor friend of mine worked on the show some years ago. He told me that the younger members of the cast were always having to deal with outbreaks of crabs.

by Anonymousreply 7April 10, 2021 7:50 AM

It's the soap with the hottest gay character of all time - PC Kiss!!! He's somehow even more sexy when he's being a conniving gaslighting abusive and possessive jealous boyfriend!!

by Anonymousreply 8April 10, 2021 8:01 AM

HO wouldn't be HO without mentioning Ste the biggest manwhore who's been with every guy in the village. AND he also had 2 kids by the time he was 17. Whore!

by Anonymousreply 9April 10, 2021 5:39 PM

Ste the Whore

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by Anonymousreply 10April 10, 2021 5:42 PM

I like watching th Facebook clips. They’re like 5 minutes long and show a short portion of a relationship

by Anonymousreply 11April 10, 2021 9:36 PM

Stug

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by Anonymousreply 12April 20, 2021 6:09 AM

McNight

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by Anonymousreply 13April 20, 2021 6:09 AM

Jarry

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by Anonymousreply 14April 20, 2021 6:11 AM

Jockie

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by Anonymousreply 15April 20, 2021 6:13 AM

Jott

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by Anonymousreply 16April 20, 2021 6:22 AM

Sitchell

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by Anonymousreply 17April 20, 2021 6:24 AM

A new twink has been added to show.

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by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2021 11:59 PM

I didn't know the new actor who took over the role of "Ollie Morgan" is gay, IRL. MetroUK did a pride month feature that included him and his coming out story

Too bad he has the same name as a fairly well-known, gay porn star (Gabriel Clark) .. lol!

by Anonymousreply 19June 18, 2021 7:24 AM

The gay men aren't getting much action right now.

I guess it's the lesbians turn for awhile .. lol!

Still miss Jockie.

Still miss Jarry.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 18, 2021 7:31 AM

I don't know if it's true r20 but there was a rumor claiming that something went down with Brian Kirkwood that kinda helped push Parry into leaving the show.

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by Anonymousreply 21June 18, 2021 2:59 PM

Had to laugh when Donna-Marie found out Juliet is lesbian, and she said something like she always imagined that if either of her kids were gay, it would be Romeo.

Haven't we all.

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by Anonymousreply 22June 18, 2021 10:34 PM

Summer trailer

Looks like there's going to be a romance between the non binary character and Brooke who despite dating Imran, will now come out as non binary.

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by Anonymousreply 23July 20, 2021 9:59 PM

I like Ripley. .. A little bit of Brooke goes a long way, though.

I like Shaq.

I don't like Summer at all and think this thing with Sienna is a real stretch. .. Oh, and the "Simmer" squad is nutzoid.

They seem bound and determined to put John Paul, James, and Ste in the same orbit. .. Not into that. .. I'd prefer all three guys find someone new, or at least one of them find someone new, and the other two in a triangle with someone new.

And since characters seem fluid at the drop of a hat, can Shaq go bi- for James? .. lol! .. I like their chemistry. .. I notice that actor (Omar Malik) played gay "Omar" in the Leeds Playhouse production of "My Beautiful Laundrette."

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by Anonymousreply 24July 20, 2021 11:40 PM

Ena Sharples was in Coronation Street, r4.

by Anonymousreply 25July 20, 2021 11:45 PM

Unless someone new shows up or someone already there comes out as not being straight, the only not straight male character left is Scott r24. I do like the idea of Shaq coming out as bisexual and James dancing(LOL).

by Anonymousreply 26July 20, 2021 11:58 PM

R26 When it comes to Scott, I think they should probably just keep him single or recast Mitchell if-when the Toby reveals occurs. They could, however, show Scott on a comical disaster date every now and again.

by Anonymousreply 27July 21, 2021 12:11 AM

What about Darren, Craig's brother, did he ever switch teams?

by Anonymousreply 28July 21, 2021 2:01 AM

I agree r27.

by Anonymousreply 29July 21, 2021 3:31 PM

R28 Darren's never switched teams, although some viewer were thinking he and Kyle should have taken their psych support for one another to a different level.

That probably would have confounded the seriousness of the mental health issues they were dramatizing, but I can just hear Nancy screeching at Darren, "You fucked my fiancé, and you think I should forgive you!?"

by Anonymousreply 30July 21, 2021 8:35 PM

Speaking of Craig Dean, I think it's been long enough, and they should just bite the bullet and recast the character. Burnet's never returning (which is fine by me, btw), and a recast could actually help create new drama with the other boys in the village.

Craig's not only JP's ex-, but he's supposed to be co-parenting Matthew. When last heard, Craig had been living with JP and their son as a family down in Singapore; then Craig up and ran off with his personal trainer. .. So reintroduce Craig to the village, then have the cute personal trainer soon follow. He'd be a hot twunk who'd fill the gap left by Harry, and immediately catch James' eye. Maybe Ste's too.

by Anonymousreply 31July 21, 2021 8:55 PM

To answer OP question, Hollyoaks is a magical place where sexuality is fluid and at any moment a character can suddenly develop bisexuality and become involved with a member of the opposite sex. Suddenly the town seems to maybe developing a similar situation with non-binary.

by Anonymousreply 32July 21, 2021 9:04 PM

It's a village of whores!

by Anonymousreply 33July 22, 2021 1:21 AM

The person who plays Brooke besides their character coming out as non binary has also come out irl as non binary.

by Anonymousreply 34July 22, 2021 10:10 PM

R34 Interesting, because I was wondering why introduce a non-binary character just to have one of their regulars suddenly go non-binary. I don’t know enough about non-binary, but is that a regular course of coming out, meeting another non-binary person and then figuring out that you are? It seems like that would be something you live and feel from very young young rather discovering later in young adulthood.

by Anonymousreply 35July 23, 2021 12:38 AM

Billy Price has been a great addition to the cast in the last few year and is a very strong actor. He and Owen Warner live together and it looks like super fit Owen has gotten Billy to start working out as he seems to be bulking up and developing some muscle.

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by Anonymousreply 36July 23, 2021 12:43 AM

[quote] It seems like that would be something you live and feel from very young young rather discovering later in young adulthood.

R35 The teenage character who is about to come out non-binary (Brooke) is also autistic and one of the things they've highlighted over the last three of years she's been on is that she isn't always certain or aware of social cues and/or needs things that are understood by nearly everyone else explained to her. I can't tell you that this non-binary self-realization would be real-life for someone like her, but Brooke's story related to her autism has often been about "discovery" -- and after she met the non-binary Ripley and had what that means explained to her, they've written in some *light bulb" moments for Brooke where she now recognizes something about herself that she relates to.

by Anonymousreply 37July 23, 2021 12:58 AM

It was funny when Brody turned up for his wedding and Damon commented how hot he looked in his tux and that he should be the one marrying Brody.

Brody agreed, but said the honeymoon would be "messy."

I bet.

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by Anonymousreply 38July 24, 2021 2:53 AM

It's so obvious that Brooke and Ripley are going to get together after Brooke broke up with twink Imran following a conversation with Ripley and despite Imran saying that Brooke's gender expression didn't matter to him.

by Anonymousreply 39July 27, 2021 8:06 AM

[quote] I guess it's the lesbians turn for awhile .. lol!

Girl I’ll be crying about Sarah Barnes in the afterlife tbh. And I’m still so furious they made Lydia a nutcase and Zoe a cheating girl bisexual bitch. We could have been so sapphically happy, but no we have to have vengeance and murder and borderline incest and violent freak accidents instead😭

I know most of the gay fans hated Sarah for her part in the McDean storyline, but I actually rather liked her and felt sorry for her. Even her lesbian turn sort of made sense—IRL I’ve known a couple of clueless lipstick femme model straight women who can’t make it work with men or objectifying themselves in the patriarchal world, and suddenly a light goes on psychologically and they discover what’s been missing.

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by Anonymousreply 40July 27, 2021 4:57 PM

R28/R30 the funny and interesting thing about Darren is that he’s a rare example in soap of a very camp and swishy straight fella. The joke is that he’s not gay, but he acts like the worst outdated stereotype of a gay man, i.e. incredibly bitchy and vain and always ready with a catty comment. It’s actually refreshing to see a straight man with these qualities on telly, because it’s more common IRL than people assume (I was socially teased in secondary school by a straight boy with his sort of nasty streak).

What I did like about Darren is how beneath all the banter and teasing he looked after his stepbrother Craig Dean so well, and even grew to love him. He was a better big brother to Craig than Craig’s actual biological brother, the homophobic and creepy bully Jake. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that Craig & Darren are rather alike, and that had Darren been into men then he would have been Craig’s mentor of sorts.

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by Anonymousreply 41July 27, 2021 6:38 PM

R37 Talia Grant, the actress playing Brooke is very well-spoken, and more high-functioning than her character. I suspect she has Asperger’s rather than classic autism.

As a female with Asperger’s myself, I think she is courageous to tackle such a role. Women like us are very often misunderstood and misapprehended.

It’s a bit of a shame that Grant has bought into gender identity politics, but unfortunately autistic women often fall into that trap.

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by Anonymousreply 42July 27, 2021 6:45 PM

R41, yes that's a good analysis of Darren. He alsoGabe of street trafe vibes. Giving up his hole for a few quid in a drunken fumble.

by Anonymousreply 43July 28, 2021 12:16 AM

I want to hear more about the Bryan Kirkwood/Parry rumor

by Anonymousreply 44July 28, 2021 12:34 AM

I could easily see Darren doing a solo at English Lads.

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by Anonymousreply 45July 28, 2021 12:53 AM

The actor who played Ash Ferreira on EastEnders is joining the show as Shaq's dad.

by Anonymousreply 46August 24, 2021 1:19 PM

Autumn 2021 trailer.

The gays are noticeably MIA, except Scott being Scott.

And they better not kill Hot Brody.

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by Anonymousreply 47September 13, 2021 6:48 PM

I've really enjoyed watching this series on YouTube. The three main gays are pretty tired by now, though. How long have they been circling one another? At least the show seems to realize it too, since their story has dried up post-George. Truly, John Paul and James both could leave and I wouldn't miss them. I still like Ste , strange enough. Despite everything.

by Anonymousreply 48September 13, 2021 11:06 PM

PJ Brennan, who was Doug Carter on the original series, is a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 49September 13, 2021 11:36 PM

Interesting trailer r47. The new twink is after Juliet.

What happened to him r49?

by Anonymousreply 50September 14, 2021 12:04 AM

He still works, R50. Successful singer, too.

by Anonymousreply 51September 14, 2021 2:34 AM

Doug Carter died in one of the stunts (The Blast - October 2013). American actor-muscisian P.J. Brennan moved back to NYC (Brooklyn area where he's from). He's starting to remind me of Trevor Royal now. Photo from July.

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by Anonymousreply 52September 14, 2021 2:42 AM

oh dear

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by Anonymousreply 53September 14, 2021 2:58 AM

P.J. Brennan got really hot and manly, wow. Has anyone had him?

by Anonymousreply 54September 14, 2021 3:22 AM

[quote] And they better not kill Hot Brody.

FUCK

by Anonymousreply 55September 15, 2021 9:16 PM

But no matter what, Oaks really is just a shit spinoff of the superior parent show Brookie, at the end of the day.

Never will we see the likes of Brookside again.

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by Anonymousreply 56September 15, 2021 9:34 PM

When Nate came downstairs to retrieve his secret folder, I was looking for a bulge shot, and I noticed that at one point they added a black margin over to the right of screen to sort of hide it.. lol. I had to slow it down, but you can kind of see it toward the end when he stands up.

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by Anonymousreply 57September 20, 2021 3:56 AM
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by Anonymousreply 58September 20, 2021 3:59 AM

David Tag will be leaving the show for awhile on paternity leave.

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by Anonymousreply 59September 20, 2021 12:43 PM

R59 can he take his whinny little bitch daughter with him?

by Anonymousreply 60September 20, 2021 2:43 PM

HaHa! They killed Brody! Hopefully this opens things up for the lesbians to be together and ride off into the sunset.

by Anonymousreply 61September 20, 2021 2:45 PM

That particular lesbian couple comes off so fake to me. .. Anyway, the actress who plays Summer has already filmed her last scene, so no sunset.

by Anonymousreply 62September 20, 2021 7:13 PM

On another note, James and Ste are boring. And I'm really sick of Ste and his daughter. It's one annoying screamfest after another. And who's lame idea was it to script that Leah has the talent (not to mention the body type) to be a "dancer." There's no way that's believable. I almost feel sorry for her having to play this.

by Anonymousreply 63September 20, 2021 7:20 PM

They should have made Ste’s son Lucas the dancer, that would have been more believable and ground breaking, Hollyoaks loves being ground breaking.

by Anonymousreply 64September 20, 2021 7:47 PM

The only other gays currently in the village r63 are Scott and JP. James certainly has no interest in Scott and JP rejected James after finding out his involvement in the shooting of Mercedes. Ste doesn't seem interested in JP.

by Anonymousreply 65September 20, 2021 8:06 PM

Putting two guys together simply because they're the only two who've never been together (e.g. James & Ste) isn't al that different than ye olde "two gay guys in the village" trope.

As far as Ste is concerned I think they should look into recasting Sami's other brother, Azim, for him. .. Recall, those two were about to start something when Ste was getting out of the right-wing group, but the duo opted to put it on hold. .. Just find a hotter guy to play Azim.

James needs a new twunk in his life. .. And if they want to do a dance story, then I'd have Romeo take a weekend job as a pole dancer and have some fellow mentor-dancer (gay) catch James' eye .. lol.

If John Paul sticks around (I'm not really sure I care), then just bite the bullet and finally recast Craig. He is, after all, supposed to be Matthew's other father. He should show up at some point in time. It's been long enough.

Scott's typically comic-relief. Just set him up on one disaster date after another - a few times a year - until deciding what to do about his absent husband, Mitchell. A recast on that front would be hoped-for as well.

Of course, I realize they probably wouldn't play seven or eight gay guys in the village all at once, so not all of this could go on concurrently, but IMO, they definitely need some NEW BLOOD on the gay front.

by Anonymousreply 66September 20, 2021 9:10 PM

Harry’s long lost identical twin brother Larry needs to return and Ste and James become obsessed with him as the second coming and form a throuple.

by Anonymousreply 67September 20, 2021 10:07 PM

Man the sweatpants Sid was wearing on today’s show didn’t leave much to the imagination

by Anonymousreply 68September 22, 2021 3:41 AM

Sid was obviously excited about the letter he'd received .. lol

by Anonymousreply 69September 22, 2021 7:08 PM

As pathetic as the police are on Hollyoaks how did they fuck up identify the body of a one armed woman born with a birth defect?

by Anonymousreply 70September 28, 2021 9:42 AM

You know, I don't think anyone in the village has ever made a comment about Summer's missing arm. And in some interview I glanced over, I recall the actress playing her said something about how Hollyoaks wasn't having her disability play any factor in her characterization at all. So perhaps not having the police use this in Identifying her tied into how the show was totally ignoring it in general. - jmho

by Anonymousreply 71September 28, 2021 10:21 AM

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by Anonymousreply 72September 30, 2021 6:48 PM

So Sutton finally cares about getting some muscle tone? .. Maybe working opposite Callum Kerr (PC George Kiss) had an effect on him .. lol.

by Anonymousreply 73September 30, 2021 7:47 PM

R68 I think sometime awhile back Owen as part of some prank recorded video of Billy caught in his underwear.

by Anonymousreply 74September 30, 2021 8:46 PM

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by Anonymousreply 75September 30, 2021 8:56 PM

R74 Yep, for April Fool’s Day!

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by Anonymousreply 76September 30, 2021 10:18 PM

Ummm r76.

by Anonymousreply 77September 30, 2021 11:35 PM

So, what’s anyone’s theory about Fergus owning most of the town all about and how it will culminate? All I can think of is some type of It’s a Wonderful Life Mr. Potter scenario, and I’m not even sure how that would work.

by Anonymousreply 78October 1, 2021 12:10 AM

R78 I might guess that Warren will be the one to take Fergus down. He'll learn about the pervy Bluebird project, and that will be intolerable leading to some kind of showdown. It would go toward Warren's redemption for his recent assholery, and in some way every owner in the village would get their business or home back. And yeah, I could see this tying into something at Christmas with them getting back what they lost at that time. - jmho

by Anonymousreply 79October 1, 2021 12:53 AM

PC Kiss was the only thing that was worth watching on Hollyoaks. Now that he's killed off, there's basically no hot gay guys left. Unless the writers were to make Brody and Romeo suddenly turn gay for one another...

by Anonymousreply 80October 1, 2021 9:04 AM

R80 you do realize Brody is dead, so if he’s made gay now it won’t matter much. Romeo is getting pumped bigger and bigger everyday, soon he’ll float away. They didn’t even give him any time in the fall preview and he has no storyline, I guess he just hits the studio gym everyday and works out.

by Anonymousreply 81October 1, 2021 9:50 AM

Hollyoaks had a hot ass, but it couldn't top the ratings forever.

by Anonymousreply 82October 1, 2021 9:53 AM

Instead of hot gays, we have to sit through two lesbian couples and a pair of (female) non-binaries who talk about what clothes to wear. WTF.

by Anonymousreply 83October 1, 2021 10:41 AM

Maybe the new twink should try out men once Peri rejects him.

by Anonymousreply 84October 11, 2021 3:24 AM

I think Timmy's too creepy to bother with. Shades of Will Savage and/or Milo Entwistle.

by Anonymousreply 85October 11, 2021 5:14 AM

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by Anonymousreply 86October 12, 2021 6:11 AM

Looks like Timmy's a goner.

by Anonymousreply 87October 12, 2021 8:51 PM

I really thought Timmy was going to rape and murder Peri, they’re getting rid of a lot of old standbys.

by Anonymousreply 88October 12, 2021 10:12 PM

i see Charlie Wernham, who used to play "Robbie Roscoe" on Hollyoaks, has landed a gig on EastEnders as a new character named "Aaron Monroe." I remember people used to think he could play "Ben Mitchell."

I'm not sure I would have recognized him from this photo.

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by Anonymousreply 89October 16, 2021 7:45 PM

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by Anonymousreply 90October 20, 2021 7:06 AM

Well, since Sutton hasn't got any kind of storyline on the show right now, at least he appears to be using his spare time wisely to finally get in shape ..lol. .. It seems that when J.P. does appear, he's simply offering a line or two of advice to one of the other McQueens.

by Anonymousreply 91October 20, 2021 5:51 PM

No more Timmy and his red sneakers.

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by Anonymousreply 92October 21, 2021 4:50 AM
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