Still Queer as Folk

Hosted ByPatrick Randall & Matt Dominguez

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.

5.01 Move and Leave

Michael takes it upon himself to throw a ten year anniversary surprise party for Melanie and Lindsay who proceed to air all of their dirty laundry in front of 25 guests. Ben and Michael decide that it’s time to leave Liberty Avenue and buy a house of their own next to two other gay couples with children.

Justin is still in Hollywood, but Brian cancels his trip to see him for reasons that we can’t quite figure out. It ends up not mattering because the studio pulls the plug on Rage and Justin will be headed back to Pittsburg in the next episode anyway. In a hilarious runner, Debbie and Carl walk in on Emmett being plowed by somebody named Shawn causing him to start looking for his own place. In a not so hilarious runner, Ted meets a Twink that tries to force-feed him pizza. 

“Move and Leave” was directed by Kelly Makin. His 8th of eleven episodes. He directed last season’s “Irritation and Separation” that we unanimously loved. He also directed the season four finale which we unanimously hated. 

It was written by show runners Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman and they wrote the season 4 finale too.

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