Queer As Folk (UK)

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Name: Queer as Folk
Abbreviation(s): QAF, QAF (UK), QAFUK, QAF-UK
Creator: Russell T. Davies
Date(s): 1999-2000
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
External Links: Wikipedia, overview on crack_van
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Queer as Folk was an 8 part British miniseries (later extended to a second season of four parts) featuring the adventures of Stuart Alan Jones, Vince Tyler, and Nathan Maloney.

It was remade in the United States, and the two fandoms are typically distinguished by appending the country tag: QAF-UK vs QAF-US. The storyline of the US version, which ran much longer, branches off almost immediately and quite significantly from the UK version, so much so that the main pairing in QAF-US is Brian/Justin (Brian being the U.S.'s Stuart figure; Justin being the Nathan figure) rather than Stuart/Vince, which dominates UK fandom.

QAF-UK fanfic is archived at Across The Pond, a Queer as Folk archive which contains fic from both US and UK fandoms. The QAFfic Archive was the archive for the QAFfic mailing list.

While QAF-UK has never been as huge a fandom as the US version has spawned, it remains a popular Yuletide fandom.

QAF Resources

LiveJournal Communities

Notable Fanworks

Notable Stories

  • All of Them Are True (Archived Link) by Jane St Clair, Scenes from a Road Trip (2001)
  • World's Biggest World, parts one and two, by Mallory Klohn, In which Stuart and Vince are trapped at the Pouce Coupe Last Chance Gas for approximately twenty minutes, or, if you will, nineteen minutes longer than any sane person would stay there. What could drive Vince to a life of crime? Why would Stuart tell people that Vince was autistic? Who the hell buys tiny blue light bulbs at convenience stores anyway? (2001)
  • I Like It Like That (Archived Link) by Mallory Klohn, In which nothing seems to be going right for Vince. Then again, when did it ever? Long nights and lunatics, everyone having a go, his best friend waiting around every corner to call him mean names... when does the madness end? And what the hell is he supposed to do with himself if it does? (2000)
  • The Decay of Lying (Link) by Speranza, "Goodbye, you bastards! Ciao, adieu, and fuck you!" The cliffs of Dover glowed luminously in the dark. "We're citizens of the world now!" (2004)

Notable Vids