Russell T Davies, the gennelman behind Queer As Folk ‘n’ latterly Doctor Who ‘n’ even more latterly Torchwood, is developing a new BBC drama series about forty-something gay men. S’true.
Hence the angle we took with that header up there.
Coupla people have hinted at this before, but it’s only been confirmed today – though a BBC spokesthing reckons it’s ‘too early’ to say which Beeb channel it’ll go on.
This is what Russ had to say on the matter:
‘It’s going to be about forty-something gay men and how jealous they are of gay teenagers.’
Rather a sweeping statement, p’raps.
Oh there’s more.
The inspiration behind the new series is ‘parently a friend, a former Mr Gay UK who split with his boyfriend. :-(
‘He asked me, “Why are so many gay men so glad we split up?” That remark’s stayed with me for six years. I think there’s a self-punishing streak in that gladness and I want to explore it.’
Maybe ‘former Mr Gay UK’ should just ditch his lame friends. And six years? Imagine if he said something really poignant? For eg. ‘You can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes’. Now that’s worthy of a six-parter.
Now let’s look at the opening bit, of the very first episode, of the original Blighty versh, of Queer as Folk… Oh okay.
ps. Of course the UK version’s better. Gawwwwwwwwwwwd.
pps. *gets nostalgic for the heady days of Manchesterfords’s Canal Street before the hen parties moved in. Snaps out of it very quickly*