Queer as Folk: Episode 020 (2001)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Gay & Lesbian Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The gang is talking about tonight's King of Babylon contest. David (Chris Potter) doesn't want to go, but he changes his mind when Michael (Hal Sparks) tells him how everyone makes jokes about his age. When they get to the club, Blake (Dean Armstrong) is immediately approached by Dino (Peter Charles Nurse), his old dealer, who offers him crystal meth. Blake insists to Ted (Scott Lowell) that he can handle the pressure of being at the club. Brian (Gale Harold) continues to take Justin (Randy Harrison) for granted. Meanwhile, Uncle Vic (Jack Wetherall) spurns the advances of a man in the mall men's room. Emmett (Peter Paige) meets and instantly falls in love with Brent (Dave Tomlinson) in a moment straight out of West Side Story. When Brian hears David complaining about gay culture's obsession with youth and beauty, he accuses David of being jealous, and David tries to goad Brian into entering the strip contest. Blake steps away, and Ted walks off, angry at everyone, especially Michael, for not giving Blake a chance. Debbie (Sharon Gless) gets an urgent call from Vic, who's been arrested for indecent exposure. She goes to Melanie (Michelle Clunie) for help. The contest hostess, Sheba (Salvatore Migliore), sees Justin pouting and offers to help him teach Brian a lesson. Everyone thinks Brian signed up for the contest, but he actually entered David's name. David takes him up on the challenge. Mel and Debbie get to the police station, where the homophobic desk sergeant won't let them see Vic. Desperate to raise bail for him, they head to Babylon. In a scene straight out of The Way We Were, Emmett and Brent break up. Justin competes in the King of Babylon contest, winning over the crowd, including the guy Brian was about to have sex with.

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