It appears that it’s time to inflict Queer as Folk on a whole new generation. The 1999 UK series, created by Russell T. Davies, the one that launched Charlie Hunnam’s career, and spawned an extremely popular and hilariously hate-watchable Showtime series set in the wildest, sparkliest Pittsburgh you’ve (n)ever seen, might be returning to American television thanks to Bravo. Davies is already on board as an executive producer, though there’s no cast set up yet and no word on any other details either.
Listen, make it happen, Bravo, because we’re going to watch; in fact, we’re into it all the way, but when it shows up we do hope everyone on the creative team understands that we have Pose now and the L Word reboot in the works, and Drag Race and queer characters and queer narratives on other programs and the entire queer internet to keep us entertained, so a little trio of gay white twinks is, frankly, from the olden times. What we’re saying is… y’all better werk.
Nico Tortorella is Coming Soon with Fluidity
It’s not every day that a niche cable hottie comes out the way Nico Tortorella did. The snackish co-star of Younger and co-host of MTV’s bizarrely addictive How Far is Tattoo Far? (the show where frenemies blindfold each other and commit heinous acts of tattooing as revenge) didn’t just casually shrug into gayness. No, Tortorella did it up in grand style, by coming out as non-binary (pronoun usually “they” but seems fairly chill about it), polyamorous, married in complementary wedding gowns to their non-binary bisexual partner Bethany Meyers, and then going on The Wendy Williams Show to joyfully explain it to everybody. Obviously, we’re fans now. Which means we will be hunting down a little film called Fluidity from director Linda Yellen when it gets itself out of post-production and onto the queer film festival circuit. It would appear to be about a bunch of Millennials looking for love and intimacy in New York, and finding out that they’re all… fluid? Look, we don’t really know. But we’re extremely ready for Nico’s red carpet look.
Romeo San Vicente is hard at work erasing binaries.