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In response to Shawn Postoff, QAF writer [Aug. 18th, 2005|02:24 am]
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Recently, as many of you probably know, Shawn Postoff, one of the writers of Queer As Folk, wrote a letter to a fan explaining his take on why the show ended the way it did. I first found this post on the Showtime message boards, and I posted this in response.

(Mr. Postoff gave permission for his letter to be reproduced in message boards, blogs, journals, etc., so no copyright infringment is intended!)

Dear Mr. Postoff

[User Picture]From: schizojuc
2005-08-18 02:20 pm (UTC)
Mr. Postoff is full of boohockey! Where in the world does it say that being a 10 in Romantic Love will have to mean giving up Self Love? Utter nonsense! Plus Brian's fuck em and leave em habit does NOT show self love. It is the opposite. It is the consequence of his upbringing which in NO WAY encouraged self love!
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[User Picture]From: msjudi
2005-08-18 05:08 pm (UTC)
I've always said that they began writing Brian with one tremendously flawed premis: that growth means a loss of Brian's edge. Cowlip showed a stunning lack of imagination and faith that the character could evolve in a way that was endlessly riviting while still becoming an uncompromising adult, and that Gale Harold was incapable of portray him as both emotional and edgy (which is, actually, exactly what he did for 5 years- why weren't Cowlip paying attention to that?)
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