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WATCH: Queer as Folk Virgins Experience the Groundbreaking Series

WATCH: Queer as Folk Virgins Experience the Groundbreaking Series

Buzzfeed shows Queer as Folk to first time viewers.

Showtime's Queer as Folk was groundbreaking when it aired, but how does it hold up in 2015?

For many young gay men, Queer as Folk is no longer considered required viewing. The pioneering and extremely explicit series--which was a remake of the U.K.'s Queer as Folk--ran on Showtime from 2000 until 2005.

10 years have passed since the the show's melodrama, tumultuous relationships, and hardcore drug use left Showtime's airwaves, but its presence on Netflix could create a resurgence of gay viewership.

However, there are so many other shows out there exploring queer culture and what it means to be part of the LGBT community--Faking It, Transparent, Sense8, Grey's Anatomy, Looking, etc.--so why should we collectively step back in time to check out Queer as Folk?

Enter Buzzfeed. In what has become a continued experiment, Buzzfeed exposes first time viewers or virgins to a show or series to gauge their reactions. In the website's video, three gay men are treated to multiple episodes of the series and some of the most controversial plot points.

In his final thoughts, one viewer said, "It gives a snapshot of where we were as a culture and society... which is clearly very different than where we are in 2015."

Check out the first time viewers' reactions, and decide if the show's worth a watch:

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