The New “Queer as Folk” Reboot Looks Authentic and Honest with No Cultural Appropriation
I just read about the new Queer as Folk Reboot and it doesn’t look as if it’s going to be straight washed. Openly queer Stephen Dunn is the creator, the writer, and it looks as though he’s in charge of the content. That’s a huge relief given that so many TV shows, books, and films with queer content are done by straights. And Jaclyn Moore who is transgender and did Dear White People is also writing and producing.
For the first time in ages, I’m looking forward to something with authentic gay content.
“Like most queer ‘90s kids, I had a unique relationship with the original ‘Queer as Folk.’ Growing up, I was desperate for any sort of connection with people like me. It was the first time I really felt seen,” showrunner Stephen Dunn said in a statement. “The show offered a new paradigm — one where we could accept and celebrate queer love, families, and communities on a global stage.”
Here’s more. Of course, I know exactly how he feels. And so do millions of other gay men of all ages all over the world. When the original Queer as Folk dropped, we ran home to watch it. I remember it used to air on Sunday nights and Tony and I would plan it all around tea dance. We’d go to tea dance early just so we could get home to watch Queer as Folk. We were desperate to feel a connection. Now that’s something the brazen straight women who write m/m romance will never understand.