Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies will be appearing at Birmingham’s Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) this afternoon (18 May) at 5pm to talk about the hit television series.
Russell, whose latest TV show, Years And Years, was broadcast for the first time on BBC One on Tuesday night, will be taking part in a Queer As Folk screening and Q&A event which forms part of MAC’s Controversy season - a series of screenings and special events focusing on some of the most controversial films and TV programmes ever created.
Originally screened in 1999 by Channel Four, Queer As Folk followed the lives of three homosexual men in the gay quarter of Manchester. Prompting outrage from self-proclaimed moral guardians and joy from a community that finally saw their lives celebrated on screen, the show was a coming-out party for complex gay characters who weren’t embarrassing stereotypes and had active sex lives.
Alongside rare public screenings of three Queer As Folk episodes at MAC, Russell will be discussing the legacy of the series as well as the impact the show had at the time it was first broadcast.
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