In this age of pick and choose content, many are saying if what you want to see on TV doesn’t exist, create it yourself. And that’s just what a group of guys from Valencia, Spain have done; they’ve created a Spanish-language online gay soap opera based on Queer as Folk (video after the jump):
One month was enough for seven Valencian communications students to reach the height of popularity on the internet with their online miniseries Lo que surja (LQS), a replica of the popular series Queer as folk.
With no budget with lots of enthusiasm, these seven young people illustrate the lives of a group of gay friends.
Although the series attempts to break from stereotyping that exists about gay world, like on Queer as Folk, each of the characters has a somewhat stereotypical role, but that doesn’t make it any less real.
The actors say that to play the roles they based their performances on their own experiences as gays. Perhaps that is why many of the show’s followers have felt indentified with one of the characters (Alex, Edu, Hugo, Pablo, Alberto and Borja).
The novela launched online on October 29th, and after just 10 days the creators had to buy a server to accommodate the barrage of visitors they were receiving.
You can check out the pilot and all the subsequent episodes on the LQS site.
Via / 20 Minutos