The Original British “Queer As Folk” Coming To Logo TV

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To celebrate the arrival of Russell T. Davis’ latest queer dramas, Cucumber and Banana, Logo TV is airing Davies’ groundbreaking Queer as Folk. That’s the original British version starring Sons of Anarchy hunk Charlie Hunnam, not the U.S. remake.

Related: Watch The All-New Appealing Trailer For Logo TV’s “Cucumber” And “Banana”

Originally premiering in the UK back in 1999, the show followed 15-year-old Nathan (Hunnam) as he immerses himself in gay life in Manchester—and falls for 29-year-old heartbreaker Stuart (Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen).

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The series blazed a trail with its frank sexuality and complex depictions of gay men—paving the way for shows like Noah’s Arc and Looking. And it made Hunnam a breakout star.

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Earlier this year, he told the Hollywood Reporter working on the show made him comfortable baring all on screen. “The level of nudity that I do now, which is taking my shirt off, doesn’t bother me at all,” he said. “I did full frontal when I was 18—but because I was playing a 15-year-old character, the censorship people wouldn’t allow us to put it on TV.”

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He admitted, “I think when I was young, I was a little bit more fearless with that stuff.” We’d say you’re still pretty fearless, Charlie.

Queer As Folk airs April 4 and April 11 on Logo TV. Cucumber and Banana premiere April 13 on Logo starting at 10pm after an all-new RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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