Russell T. Davies brought the original BBC series Queer as Folk to Showtime back in the 1990s, when gay characters on TV were still hard to come by and Ellen’s leap from the closet was big news.
Showtime followed up the hit series with The L Word, a show that probably drew as many viewers for gratuitous girl-on-girl action as it did for the storylines involving the dramatically intertwined lives of a group of sexy and glamorous lesbians living in Los Angeles. Hot on the heels of The L Word’s departure from the lineup came The Real L Word, which added reality TV voyeurism to the concept. So no, Showtime is not new to the gay-centered drama, and they have never shied away from putting the sex lives of their characters front and center.
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