What about those of us who don't have Showtime or the money to rent/buy all the tapes/dvds? I'd give the show a shot if got the chance. The guy who cuts my hair (sort of my gay mentor)keeps forgetting the tapes he said he'd let me borrow. ::shrugs:: ah well.
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get Netflix. I think you can get the DVDs through them and basically see all of the show during your free month if you're fast enough...
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I wasn't makin' a serious accusation or anything, just noting it. ::shrug:: As for Netflix, that's not such a bad idea. I love abuse-the-system deals when I see 'em. It's the hacker/anarchist in me. Of course the only DVD player I have is in our living room, since my laptop plays them haltingly. I'm out and all, but I prefer to watch stuff alone. I tend to talk, it's a flaw.
I like to watch it when I get the chance. A friend of mine got them on tape and me and a group of my friends watch them every sunday.
It can be a little trashy and steriotypical; but it IS meant to entertain, and it certainly entertains me.
I'm usually able to figure out the plot though. I simply imagine the most dramatic thing that could happen, and it usually does... chuckle.
I told my dad by wathing the US premire in front of him. I used to watch the first two seasons regularly before I went to school but I recently saw some of the Brittish version and I think that series was a lot better. It has not even half the trashiness of US QAF and still quite queer plus there are characters of color (not many but better than none).
Does anyone know what's happening in the third season? Did justin decide to stay with Brian of is he officaily dating the beautiful violinist.
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He's currently with the violinist, but I can tell he'll go back to brian. He has that longing look of love/lust in his eyes.
Did you ever see Metrosexuality? It was a UK follow-up to QAF and was VERY much filled with characters of color and totally off the page and not as homogenized as QAF, UK or US. I loved it.
Of course, the ultimate gay flicks for people of color will be when they start serializing the E. Lynn Harris series. I love those books, too, same thing, though. It's like a soap opera, but pure delight to read.
I've never seen an episode, but I don't think I'd really want to. I mean, I'm usually not for TV shows that promote gay stereotypes, and from what it looks like, QAF is one of those shows. We GLBT people are smart enough to know that we're not REALLY like what they show on QAF, but honestly, there are a scary amount of people that really think that's how we are.
Besides, it looks trashy, and I don't watch trashy shows as it is, gay or otherwise.
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QAF is a fun soap opera. The word stereotype usually only comes up with self-hating gays and "what will narrow-minded straight people think when they see this?"
When I last saw it (season one), it was fun, trashy, stereotypical, and a delight. I mean, remember Dynasty with all those Joan Collins catfights and such? It wasn't meant to show an insider's look of people with money, or heterosexuals, or anything. It was a fun soap opera of a show.
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