There’s something about gay specific TV shows that just shoots them to the big time. It’s not always a good idea to generalise but is seems that the camper a TV show is, the more popular it is with gay guys. Be it a story about the gay community, a Judy Garland-sequel musical show or a filthy humoured panel show, here is a quick list of the most popular gay shows on TV.
Queer As Folk – To kick off the list, this cult classic following the lives of a group of gay men and women living their life around Manchester’s Canal Street. It was a pretty revolutionary show when it hit TV screens in 1999 and was followed by an American version of the show, set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was unapologetically gay and loved by everyone no matter what their orientation.
Will & Grace – With eight seasons of laugh out loud shows under its belt, Will & Grace has to be one of the longest running gay themed shows on TV. It’s set in New York and focuses on a successful gay man who lives with his best friend Grace. The shows follow stories, of love, heartbreak, and high jinks with a funny twist.
Dancing on Ice – This mightn’t quite be along the same vein as gay sitcoms but who doesn’t love to watch celebrities dancing in sparkly dresses with gorgeous ballroom dancing men. The cutting comments of some of the judges also make for great viewing. Any gay man would be proud of the type of insult that Judge Nick Slater can come up with.
Little Britain – A show that features characters like Daffyd, the only gay in the Village, and Marjorie Doors was always going to be a favourite
gay TV show for camp humour. Davis Walliams and Matt Lucas bring the worst of Britain to life in the most comical way. Luca is brave enough to take the mick out of his own sexuality which makes his humour all the more acceptable.
Sugar Rush – This one was for the girls, but the story line struck deeply with males and females alike. It’s a coming of age show about Beth who lives in Brighton and is unsure about her sexuality but oh-so-sure about her crush on minxy friend Sugar. It follows that story of the pair and the fall out when sugar meets her new love, sex shop worker Saint.
Glee – This one is a bit of a wild card but a show about a load of kids who don’t really know their social place until they find a group to belong to is pretty hard hitting stuff. Add into that the musical shows, singing and dancing, and you’ve got a recipe for the most perfect gay teen show you could ask for. The show even features out and proud Kurt who is just 17 but embraces his sexuality with gusto.
We hope the above list have given you some more gay chat material for your next call.