Queer as Folk might make a comeback for a new generation.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producers and life partners, Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman looked back on the struggles and successes of the show. They also pondered on a possible reboot of the iconic LGBT show:
“We'd be open to it, depending on the venue of a reboot,” Lipman said. “I think what would be interesting would be to explore our characters who are now in their 40s and bringing in a new generation and seeing how that mix would go.”
It’s fun to wonder what Brian, Michael, Justin, Teddy, and Emmett would be up to ten years later. With the introduction of Grindr and PrEP, there's an entirely different social and political landscape to be explored in Queer as Folk: The Next Generation -- Brian’s sure to have his hands full with a new batch of millennial twinks. Or will that be 30-year-old Justin's game?
In the in-depth interview, the show's creators looked back on the struggles of bringing a gay series to a heteronormative society, as well as the show's notoriously explicit sex scenes.
Cowen reflected on the show’s pioneering representation of the LGBT community, which opened doors for many of today’s shows:
“It's very disturbing psychologically over years of your life to never see a reflection of yourself in the media. It's as if you don't exist or only part of you that isn't really you exists on TV or on film. We knew this may have been the only chance to do this.”
Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.