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Showtime’s Queer as Folk celebrated its 10-year reunion June 5 at the fourth annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, where the cast and creators of the drama discussed a potential reboot, the impact of the LGBT series and the show’s groundbreaking sex scenes.
The panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, featured creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, as well as stars Gale Harold (Brian), Peter Paige (Emmett), Robert Gant (Ben) and Randy Harrison (Justin). The lively and insightful discussion touched on how the series approached sex scenes — and filmed them — before they figured out “cock socks” and the insane 21-page nudity rider that was required in order to participate.
Paige — who went on to create and executive produce ABC Family’s The Fosters — credited Lipman and Cowen with helping to pave the way for his series about a lesbian couple and their foster children.
Lipman and Cowen also, for one of the first times, explained their approach to the show’s divisive series finale in which fan favorites Brian and Justin opted not to get married.
Watch the entire panel above, (edited and produced by Arts+Labor) and check out our extensive interview with the creators — discussing Queer as Folk‘s relevancy today and whether or not they’d do a reboot — here.
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