Courtney Act at Edinburgh TV Festival

Aussie Courtney Act has appeared on a panel at the Edinburgh TV Festival to mark 20 years since Queer as Folk UK.

She joined QAF creator Russell T. Davies, writer and broadcaster Sue Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK Nicola Shindler and author, political journalist, and equality activist Owen Jones.

Davies said soaps were “fantastic engines” for driving forward LGBT storylines but the panel expressed concern Coronation Street was killing off too many lesbian characters.

Davies said he would consider reuniting the three main QAF characters if the money went to a good cause.

“You would just be disappointed, wouldn’t you? Creaking their way along Canal Street. We would be saying ‘What kind of sex scenes can we do that are new?'” he said.

“But, then again, never say never. Give me a million quid, Channel 4, and I will be there. I think that reunion shows are often disappointing, aren’t they? Maybe a charity thing or something…”

Meanwhile US Queer As Folk cast members Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Sharon Gless, Gale Harold, Scott Lowell, and Peter Paige will reunite at a fundraiser at Mickey’s West Hollywood on August 25.

And in unrelated news a planned reboot of the US series has moved from Bravo to NBCU streaming for 2020, meaning possible destinations in Australia could be Stan or hayu.

Source: Irish Examiner

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