Jerry Offsay, programming president of Showtime, said that the U.S. version of the British miniseries ''Queer as Folk'' will be ''the sexiest, edgiest series to premiere on any network in America.'' Okay…years after it aired we would say edgy is correct and the only sexy thing would be Brian.
After our StarSpread with Gale Harold we had a lot of requests to observe QAF. We bought a lot of candy and all sorts of junk food, - not a good idea, after the fact, but we had fun. We had our-self a trip down memory-lane with the complete box set of Queer As Folk on DVD, uncensored and uninterrupted. You can imagine the a room packed with opinionated observers, man that was crazy. We watched the entire five seasons of Queer As Folk in what looked that a never ending marathon, interrupted by debates of the triangle. It was a lot of fun. We recommend it to anyone. PS: Make sure you have lots of wine or vodka, if your going to debate this. A headache is guaranteed.
The reason for the mega observation "Who did Brian really love? Was it Justin or Michael?
Brian only loved Michael not Justin. He fell in love with Justin after realizing that the only way he could love Michael, was by becoming the very thing Michael created in his head as perfect love, which was “a superhero”. Ever since Brian come to Michael’s rescue in high-school, Michael had always looked at Brian as his very own “super-hero” and Brian enjoyed coming to his rescue. As thou, it was something he also wished someone had done it for him, given his upbringing. Remember the encounter with his father.
When Debbie asked Brian to cut Michael loose from his love-grip, Kinney did the worst thing ever by normal friendship standards. But if you observed carefully their relationship, you would understand that Michael and Brian were not friends. Friendship was their “Clark Kent” type roles to their “Superman” lives.
When it came time for Michael to make the ultimate commitment to David, following the request by the hot doctor that Michael should move with him, so that he could be closer to his son. Michael had a hard time and as fate would have it, Justin’s accident provided a reason for him to hang-around. Eventually he returned to the loving arms of the love of his life "Brian".
However, the relationship between Justin and Brian was very interesting. One could even go as far as to call it a redeemer. Justin practically filled Michael’s shoes, stayed at his house, worked at the diner and was coached by Michael from time to time, on how to be with Brian. This prep-work, we believe, helped sunshine to worm his way into Brian’s heart.
We also have Brian and Michael having children with the same lesbian couple. As if they didn’t have another reason to be in each others lives, now they have children with the same couple.
We should also note that Justin is the only one who cheated on Brian, in his confused quest of love. He also broke the rules he had set for their relationship.
When Brian caught Justin and Michael in bed together in that cute embrace after a long night of comic book brainstorm, he got furious and thought they had slept together. I found that to be very funny because Brian just got paranoid all of sudden, thinking the boys pulled a “Brian Kinney” on him, in his apartment of all places. We should recall that the comic book was based on Brian and Michael is the one who thought of the idea, and of course Justin could not argue or deny that. Ooooh Yeah!
Despite his love for Michael, Brian did give his heart to Justin and it was sad how he would hook-up with boys who looked like Justin after one of their short-term break-ups. The most painful period in Brian’s life as per our observation, came after he had given his heart to Justin after realizing that he can’t be with Michael.
After the birth of his baby at the hospital, Brian is holding his baby and he goes to the Hospital roof with Michael. Brian asks Michael to take his hand while he is standing on the edge of a rooftop, screaming “Michael, come get me or I will jump". They hold each other and Brian said "I am superman, I will show you the world" and Michael replies "Why am I always Louise Lane".
“This is where we came the night of our senior prom, after we dumped our dates.” Knowing full well that Brian is all alone, for one night in his entire – like Captain Astro, Michael becomes Brian’s superhero, when he takes him back to where it all started to show him that “he will always be young, he will always be Brian Kinney, for F@#$ Sake”. Basically meaning that for Michael, Brian will always be a super-hero or in plain English "the love of his life".
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