queer as folk,
queers are people, as much as anyone else would be. and there’s none as queer/odd as ourselves when the other approaches.
I’ve always been complaining about how cartoons, movies and television have been failing in representing the male body… and queer as folk comes to show me a good example of how it could be (well) done.
this final love scene is amazing and touches me deeply.
queer as folk pleases me in many ways. artistically, theoretically, sexually, politically, psychologically… oh man. there is a bunch of sex on it and maybe it would be seen by more people if there wasn’t, but, so what? aren’t our soap operas, movies and cartoons filled by hot women kissing handsome guys and doing God knows what else?
well, the fact that there is a bunch of sex on queer as folk helps a lot. I was able to see somewhat that could had changed my view of safe sex when I was younger: beautiful and hot scenes portraying the use of condoms. we watch porn, usual films and read cartoons portraying sex every single day… but almost never safe sex is there in a hot and pleasant way. how many porn movies have you watched in which you’re able to see the actors making use of condoms? I don’t mean just wearing, but also being revealed how hot it can be to put it on your partner, as it being part of the act, not just something that pops out in an edited scene. at queer as folk, they have some really good scenes in which you wouldn’t imagine the use of condoms, if you’d think it as something that could make it harder or less interesting. from the first meeting of these lovers to the scene in which a lesbian goes crazy with a guy at the art gallery (and he grabs her on his legs against a painting on the wall), the condoms are portrayed in such a way that you cannot see it as an obstacle to pleasure.
the odds, the sad odds that are related to queer as folk appear when we become aware that not everyone is able to have access to it. in fact, I’m 25 years old and I was 14 when it started. I was 14 when I started my sexual life. I didn’t have access to the series because I’m Brazilian and because when it came to Brazil, it was in a paid channel (the public channels weren’t too pleased to buy the rights). and even arriving at a paid channel, it was accessible only to subscribers who would will to pay more to watch it. as it wasn’t enough, the time in which it was aired was quite odd: saturdays or fridays evenings. the most interested people wouldn’t be at home to watch.
I’m kinda happy to have watched it by now at least. better latter than never. but I had to find a site that hosts it without giving the rights to the creators. so, I’m really, really sad to have to run for piracy to be able to watch such a wonderful story. the channels should do more for their customers and the governments should care more about their people. we need help. we need to have access to things that help us to make our identities stronger. we need to be able to recognize ourselves as part of the world and as having the rights to be part of it. we need to feel proud of ourselves and people should learn to give enough space for everyone to be.
I don’t feel like correcting my english mistakes tonight. I’m really emotional and I’d like to keep the text raw for a while. I promise to review it on the future. feel free to send me corrections and points of view, if you will. so, what do you have to say?