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Queer As Folk Reboot Features Groundbreaking Disabled Orgy

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For my first-ever byline on Thrillist, I interviewed several people involved with the new Queer As Folk reboot about the amazing “queer disabled orgy” in Episode 4, entitled “#F*CK Disabled People”: 

Everything is ready for the orgy. The snacks  and drinks are prepared, the disco ball is hanging, and there are  mechanical lifts to help people in and out of their wheelchairs. As a  few guests mingle and a go-go dancer gyrates, Marvin (played by Eric  Graise) rolls onto the stage in his wheelchair to act as emcee. With the  help of a sign-language interpreter, he kicks things off by announcing,  “I know you’re all dying to tear each other’s clothes off, or to have  your attendants take them off for you.” This is no ordinary orgy; it’s  “#F*CK Disabled People,” the titular orgy from Episode 4 of Queer as Folk.

The Queer as Folkreboot, released this month on Peacock, is already far more diverse than the versions of the show that came before it: more racially  diverse, more body types, more genders, and multiple disabled actors in  key roles. Episode 4 pushes the envelope beyond almost anything seen on  network TV. It’s the kind of representation that disabled viewers—and  actors—have been dreaming about, centering on a queer disabled orgy and  one stunningly beautiful sex scene.

Read more on Thrillist. 

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