GT (UK) - - CONTENTS - Dar­ren Scott @dar­ren_s­cott

At last! Proper gays-on-thetelly-drama. It feels like our lady-loving sis­ters have had the mo­nop­oly on TV pro­grammes in re­cent years, and while there are many gay and bi male char­ac­ters on tele­vi­sion now – and yes, there are, whether you think they ‘rep­re­sent’ or not – it’s al­ways good to have a ‘proper’ show that we can re­late to. And yes, I’m hark­ing back to Queer As Folk here. For many, many peo­ple it was life-chang­ing. So of course it’s a joy to fi­nally see Rus­sell T Davies’ se­quel, of sorts, make it to the screen. I’m a self-con­fessed RTD fan and it feels like I’ve been ask­ing him about this ev­ery time we’ve spo­ken for years. I don’t know what we’ll talk about now. Who’s se­cretly gay, prob­a­bly. But Cu­cum­ber and Ba­nana – and on­line ‘real life’ se­ries Tofu – aren’t just about gay and bi men. It’s about ev­ery­one. Across the three – bril­liant – shows it’s pretty much as all-en­com­pass­ing as you can be. Which isn't quite Look­ing's man­i­festo, but the more the mer­rier as the bearded, checked-shirtwear­ing men of San Francisco re­turn for a sec­ond se­ries this month. Hon­estly, it's like wait­ing for a bus... We also caught up with TV's first gay su­pervil­lain, as played by out ac­tor Andy Mien­tus in The Flash, and the UK’s an­swer to Judge Judy – Judge Rin­der, another out man on na­tional TV. Prob­a­bly couldn't have seen that com­ing when Queer as Folk first hit screens... But it’s not all about the boys, be­cause of course we’ve been chat­ting to some fab­u­lous ladies too. Lau­ren Har­ries wants to con­quer the charts with her new sin­gle and Michelle Gomez, well she just wants to con­quer the uni­verse, frankly. Who are we to say no? As they say, stay tuned...

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