Queer as Folk : The Art of Desperation (2001)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Gay & Lesbian Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - Canada, United States  |  
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Synopsis by Josh Ralske

After his big date, Michael (Hal Sparks) is convinced that David (Chris Potter) doesn't like him. Brian (Gale Harold) convinces him to pay another visit to the chiropractor's office. Ted (Scott Lowell), determined to give up club life, finds a speed dating service called Date Bait for gay men over 30, and drags Emmett (Peter Paige) along for company. "I have no desire to have sex with any of them," says Emmett of the assembled men. "Neither do I," answers Ted, "That's a start." He ends up going out with Roger (Darrin Baker), a slightly chubby, bald musician. Michael goes out with David again, and this time, they spend the night together. Ted and Roger go out on a date, but they both seem more interested in the cute waiter than each other. Justin (Randy Harrison) befriends Lindsay (Thea Gill) and Melanie (Michelle Clunie), and after seeing his drawings (including a nude of Brian), Lindsay invites him to participate in an art show at the gay and lesbian center. Michael takes David to a club, and David explains he hasn't been out much because he was with his former boyfriend for six years before he died. Brian meets David, and makes a pass at him while Michael is getting them drinks. At the art show, Justin watches the door and waits for Brian to arrive. When Brian does show up, surprisingly, David suspiciously watches the way he is with Michael. David's jealousy is further aroused when Melanie drunkenly tells him that "Michael and Brian is the greatest love story never told," before she realizes who David is. Jennifer (Sherry Miller) also comes to the show and tries to conceal her shock at Justin's homoerotic work. Ted finally gets horny enough to have sex with Roger, but things don't go well.