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Queer as Folk ended 18 years ago – but where are the cast now?
Russell T. Davies on AIDS Drama ‘It’s A Sin’: “There’s Genuine Queer Energy Rising Off This Show”
He is also the newest and youngest of Michael's group of friends. He is a quick witted, resourceful and tenacious, yet handsome teenager later young adult. He is approximately 5'7 with a classic twink build, but poster-boy image. He is known as "sunshine" named by Debbie because of his bright facial features especially when smiling. Physically, his apparel and hairstyle changes due to phases he goes through in the series.
Queer as Folk: Gay in real life...
The character of Rage is created by Michael Novotny , a life-long comic book fan, and Justin Taylor , a young artist, in response to Michael's disappointment over the cancellation of his favorite comic book, Captain Astro. The character is based on an idealization of Brian Kinney , Michael's best friend and Justin's lover, and the story line is inspired by Justin's rage over his own experience as the victim of a vicious gay-bashing. Rage appears to have several powers, including greater than normal human strength and resilience, superhuman sexual stamina, martial arts training, psychically enhanced charisma and persuasiveness, and a mind-distortion ability that causes homophobic attackers to perceive each other as gay and to attack each other.
Going back a few years, Xena: Warrior Princess provides a perfect — and often frustrating — illustration of the stop-and-go process of queer empowerment in popular culture. And yet, when the show ended, it was not with a battle cry, but with a whimper. Even this undefeated killing machine had to pay for her sexuality with her life, and in the end, she died for love. But Torchwood is a 21st century show and a British one at that , so it sheds the last vestiges of subtext that had dragged down Xena: Warrior Princess.