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A critical review and analysis of Showtime's Queer as Folk presented by two bitchy and sometimes jaded gay guys. Listen in as we take apart the stories, screenplays, characters and aspects of the show that haven't aged well. Nothing is off limits, be it music, costumes, sets, or acting. We're huge fans of the show, but you would probably never know it after listening to Still Queer as Folk. All five seasons are covered, recorded between 2018-2021. Check out the Still Queer as Folk UK podcast for our take on the original.

Still Queer as Folk Slightly Unbalanced

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 81 Ratings

A critical review and analysis of Showtime's Queer as Folk presented by two bitchy and sometimes jaded gay guys. Listen in as we take apart the stories, screenplays, characters and aspects of the show that haven't aged well. Nothing is off limits, be it music, costumes, sets, or acting. We're huge fans of the show, but you would probably never know it after listening to Still Queer as Folk. All five seasons are covered, recorded between 2018-2021. Check out the Still Queer as Folk UK podcast for our take on the original.

    UK-2.3 UK Versus US Wrap Up Show

    UK-2.3 UK Versus US Wrap Up Show

    We've reached the end! Every single episode of the original UK Queer as Folk and the US version of the show are in the bag.
    Join us for one last circuit around the gaybourhood as we compare and contrast the two shows to find out which one is the best.
    Patrick also challenges Matt to a Queer as Folk pub quiz with surprising results!
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 53 min
    UK-2.2 Into the Fire

    UK-2.2 Into the Fire

    We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk!
    Stuart is sick of Manchester and decides to move to London, causing Vince to consider his own life, and what he really wants out of his relationship with Stuart.
    Nathan continues to be tormented at school, but ends up owning the teacher. Stuart blows up Alexander’s mother’s car. And Hazel rushes to get Vince out of the store when she finds out that Stuart is moving to London. In the event, Stuart and Vince really do get together and reappear together in Arizona.
    “Into the Fire” was directed by the Bangladeshi director Menhaj Huda. Of course he has Coronation Street cred, where he directed 39 episodes and he also directed two tv movies about Harry and Meghan. He directed all of series 2 of Queer as Folk.
    “Into the Fire” It first aired in the UK on 22 February, 2000.
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 49 min
    UK-2.1 Out of the Closet

    UK-2.1 Out of the Closet

    We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk!
    Nathan is back from London and living with his now divorced mother. Janice Maloney is now cool with Nathan’s sexuality and they even share laughs over Nathan’s campy boyfriend Daz. Stuart and Vince start a threesome, but instead of cutting out the middleman, Vince cuts himself out leaving the trick to Stuart. Later, at Vince’s sister’s wedding, they agree to share a hotel room with the intent of consummating their 16 year fascination with each other. Once again, Vince pulls the plug on it though. Alexander’s father has a stroke and he’s summoned to the hospital by his mother only to find out that she really wants him to sign documents disinheriting him from his wealthy father’s estate.
    “Out of the Closet” was directed by the Bangladeshi director Menhaj Huda.  It first aired in the UK on 15th February, 2000, and that was 11 months after series 1 ended.  Interestingly enough, the US version of the show premiered only 10 months later in December of 2000, which meant it would have been in production while series 2 aired.
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 52 min
    UK-1.8 Punchline

    UK-1.8 Punchline

    We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk!
    Stuart demolishes a Jeep store after the salesman makes homophobic remarks to him. Lance and Romey’s fake marriage falls apart after Nathan sent incriminating evidence to the Home Office causing Lance to attack a policeman and the Home Office man.
    Stuart is rejected by an ex-trick in front of Vince and Cameron at an art gallery. Nathan rescues Stuart from a drinking binge and makes off with the K9 robot dog that Stuart gave Vince for his birthday. After placing it on Vince’s mini and a make up lunch takes place.
    Nathan calls out Christian Hobbs in public, and then moves back home for a few hours before running off to London with Donna.
    “Punchline” was directed by Sara Harding, her last of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street.
    It first aired in the UK on 13 April, 1999 and it was, of course, written by Russell T Davies. 
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 40 min
    UK-1.7 Thirty

    UK-1.7 Thirty

    We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk!
    Vince turns 30 and Stuart throws a birthday party for him, apparently without much help from Cameron, who gives Vince a car for his birthday. Not to be outdone, Stuart gives Vince a much more adored Dr Who K-9 robot. 
    Stuart realizes that he’s holding Vince back from being happy with Cameron, and orchestrates an unforgivable act by inviting Rosalie to Vince’s birthday party and then outing him, knowing that this will at least temporarily drive Vince away from him.
    As Romey and Lance’s fake wedding date approaches, Lisa tries to enlist Stuart in yet another unforgivable act of reporting the scam to the Home Office. Not wanting to be involved directly, Stuart tries to trick Nathan into doing the deed, but the teenager sees through Stuart’s plan and calls him out on it before agreeing to take care of it. 
    “Thirty” was directed by Sara Harding, her third of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street. It first aired in the UK on 6 April, 1999 and it was, of course, written by Russell T Davies.
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 39 min
    UK-1.6 Meet the Parents

    UK-1.6 Meet the Parents

    We're making select episodes of Still Queer as Folk UK available in our US show feed. Hope you like these encore episodes of Still Queer as Folk!
    The relationship between Vince and Cameron starts to show cracks as Stuart’s hold on Vince becomes more and more obvious to Cameron. Stuart is forced to confront his own parents about their pending divorce while his own role as a parent is brought into question when Romey announces that she is marrying Lance in order for him to secure a visa.
    Stuart tries to set things right with Nathan’s family and delivers him back to his parent’s house. But Nathan’s father Roy appears and in a rage crashes into Stuart’s jeep and begins to physically berate Nathan. After experiencing every angle of parents, Cameron lectures Stuart about his hold on Vince and presses him into backing off so that Cameron can have a go at making Vince happy.
    “Meet the Parents” was directed by Sara Harding, her second of four episodes of Queer as Folk. She also directed 50 episodes of Coronation Street.
    It first aired in the UK on March 30th, 1999 and it was written by Russell T Davies.
    Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk
    Check out Queer as Folk US and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

skippy212 ,

Great Companion to the Show

Somehow discovered the show for the first time this year (where have I been?!) and had the best time binging both the show and podcast. Patrick and Matt have such sharp and funny takes and I’m so sad that I just listened to the last podcast episode. Looking forward (and hoping) for another podcast from these guys. If you’re a queer as folk fan - either UK or US version you’ll enjoy it!

traceyfromnc ,

Loved it!

Had a great time listening to you! My all time fav show and when I found your podcast, I’m obsessed again. Loved hearing your opinions even though I disagreed a few times. Please do another show - I’m a fan!

Rachel Heather ,

Love you guys!

Now I’m all sad you have reached the end - loved listening to you guys dissect the show as I watched it for the first time and loved your banter with each other!

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