Deadline ran a story on how the tv show "Q*eer as Folk" is being canceled. I'm sure there were fans of the show, but you wouldn't know it from these comments 🤣
Here are some replies:
Gary: The Show was horible. Bad writing and acting and a worst odf all a waste of kim catrall and juliette lewis.
Anonymous: I think the original outline of this show must have been solid, and the actors were able to bring some of it to life, but man oh man was that final product messy.
The show felt like I was watching the show runner getting bored of his own story and kept changing things on a whim. There were touching moments here and there that brought me to tears, but overall none of the character arcs made any sense.
This show might have had a lasting chance under a different show runner with more writing disciple. Hopefully, they’ll try again one day.
Anonymous: Sometimes cancelling a show means it was a bad show that few people watched.
Super Suer Famous Actor: This is unfortunate but not at all surprising. The new QAF tried way too hard. I think the creators just got excited and threw everything but the kitchen sink at this show. It is over-all TOO MUCH. The hair, make-up, costumes, writing, acting…. it was all way too over the top. The dialogue is so unwatchable because NO ONE talks how these characters talk. These characters talk in buzzwords and it makes for a super super disconnected viewing experience. The actors didn’t have the chops to lift such bad writing off the page.
Dale: I was looking forward to this show, but I gave up after a few episodes. Too many characters were assholes. i wasn’t sure who I was rooting for, except for the pregnant character who kept being treated like garbage. It’s hard when shows like this and Q Force waste their opportunities to do something queer by missing the mark
Jesse: The original Queer As Folk was a story about gay men but this new version was not. No wonder it tanked. Who would see this one you removed gay men out of the equation?
Gay Millennial: I’m a guy man and watched the Showtime series so I decided to give this one a shot. I had my reservations upon seeing the first trailer which seemed to be less “G” and more “TQIA+.” While I found the pilot surprisingly engaging and visually interesting the quality dropped precipitously and quickly.
Also, while TikTok and Twitter may make it seem like everyone is just a Demi trans drag queen genderqueer non-binary, this is not true. These people are such a small segment of the population centering them was likely to alienate just regular gays and lesbians – which is what it did.
ALL the conversation around this show was about how “inclusive” it was and I get it: the original series was blindingly white and male. There was a way to make this work without making it so focused on a very small segment of the community.
Hopefully when this is rebooted again, they’ll get it right.
Anonymous: I am a gay person. I have been on gay message boards. No one could relate to these characters. They avoided more average relatable gay characters that a large majority of queer audiences couldn’t even see themselves represented! And by the way I don’t find Will and Grace interesting either. It just one extreme vs. another.
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Djoka: You’re my hero, I think same, both show are just representation, but of stereotypes not developed characters.
I have never seen the show (I would never watch a show with a slur in the title) but it sounds like the show runner wanted to capitalize on the rise of the TQ+ fad. People aren't going to waste time on a crappy TV show, even if it's iNcLuSiVe.