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New Trailer For Inter-Connected Trilogy Series Cucumber, Banana And Tofu Debuts: VIDEO

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Russell T. Davies, the creator of the UK series Queer as Folk, is coming back to TV with his new series Cucumber, Banana and Tofu; an interconnected trilogy series about love, sex and relationships spread across three different television channels. The trilogy premieres in January on Channel 4 (Cucumber), E4 (Banana) and 4oD (Tofu). Cucumber and Banana is also airing in the states on LOGO next year. The trailer is slightly work-unfriendly with light nudity; watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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UK's Risque Gay Drama 'Cucumber' Gets a Phallic-filled Teaser Trailer: VIDEO

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Queer as Folk creator Russell T. Davies has a new gay drama set to air on Channel 4 next year that is reportedly so risqué it "wouldn't get past an American network." And now a teaser for the show has been released online that is sure to get all the stateside prudes sweating.

Towleroad's Jim Redmond wrote back in August about Cucumber and its tie-in shows:

Franklin_FoxSet to be aired next year, Cucumber looks at gay life across different generations and stars Vincent Franklin as a 46-year old man going through a relationship break-up, and Freddie Fox as a young object of his desires.

Cucumber will be broadcast alongside a sister show, Banana and a related web series called Tofu. According to Davies, the titles for the three shows came from a scientific study on the erection:

"It divided the hard-on into four categories, from soft to hard. One, tofu. Two, peeled banana. Three, banana. And four, cucumber. Right there and then, I knew I had my drama," said Davies.

Watch the phallic-filled teaser, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Queer As Folk' Alum Charlie Hunnam Channels His Inner Shirtless Cowboy - VIDEO

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Charlie Hunnam, star of the original English version of Queer As Folk, strips down for the December issue of Men’s Health.

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 12.38.21 PMFor the photoshoot and his many shirtless fight scenes on Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam tells ET Online that ge channeled his inner cowboy and used "old school” workouts.

The season finale of Sons of Anarchy airs on December 9th. Hunnam is booked for a major campaign with Calvin Klein, has signed on to play King Arthur in a Guy Ritchie-helmed franchise that could span six movies and is working on some independent films.

Watch Charlie at work, AFTER THE JUMP...(autoplay)

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Gay Murder Mystery 'Kiss Me Kill Me' Gets Greenlight Following Successful Kickstarter: VIDEO

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Actor Gale Harold [pictured] is going to star in a new movie, and it’ll be his first gay role since he played Brian Kinney in Queer as Folk.

HaroldOn Monday it was announced that murder mystery film ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’ has been green lit. Casper Andreas (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) will direct, and David Michael Barrett (“Such Good People”) is screenwriter.

The announcement was made following the film reaching its Kickstarter goal yesterday, and it will go into production this December. If you still want to give to the project, follow the above link and contribute to a stretch goal. Screenwriter Barrett says that, while the initial goal has been met, the team is hoping for an additional $25,000 to “significantly raise the quality of the production.” 

Director Andreas thanks fans, who were active in their Internet campaigning for the film. Says Andreas:

The huge success of this campaign is a reminder how important movies with LGBT content are to audiences…Hollywood is not producing these sort of films, and we would not be able to do it without the fans.

Gale Harold isn’t the only super hunk appearing in the film. Van Hansis, of “As the World Turns,” and Logo’s “Eastsiders,” also stars. Rounding out the cast will be: Willam Belli (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Kit Williamson (“Eastsiders,” “Mad Men”), Yolonda Ross (“Go For Sisters”), Tom Lenk (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Brianna Brown (“Devious Maids”), Jonathan Lisecki (“Gayby”), Michael Maize (“True Blood”), Craig Robert Young (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Jackie Monahan (“Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same”). Andreas’ past collaborators Matthew Ludwinski and Allison Lane (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) will also appear.

Watch a Kickstarter video on the film's cast and plot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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UK's Channel 4 Aims To Shock With New Gay Drama 'Cucumber' - VIDEO

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The UK’s Channel 4 hopes to “outrage” tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail with it’s new “channel-defining” gay drama Cucumber, reports The Independent.

DaviesFifteen years after screening Russell T Davies’ ground-breaking drama Queer As Folk, Channel 4 has boasted that new series Cucumber - also produced by Davies [pictured right] - is so risqué that it "wouldn't get past an American network".

Set to be aired next year, Cucumber looks at gay life across different generations and stars Vincent Franklin [above left] as a 46-year old man going through a relationship break-up, and Freddie Fox [above right] as a young object of his desires.

Cucumber will be broadcast alongside a sister show, Banana and a related web series called Tofu. According to Davies, the titles for the three shows came from a scientific study on the erection:

"It divided the hard-on into four categories, from soft to hard. One, tofu. Two, peeled banana. Three, banana. And four, cucumber. Right there and then, I knew I had my drama."

Channel 4’s Head of Drama Piers Wenger said that although the new series is "amazingly warm, incredibly funny and beautifully written", viewers might be "challenged" by the explicit content.

Named Channel of the Year on Friday at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Channel 4 recently ran a campaign challenging homophobia in Russia, to coincide with the Sochi Winter Olympics. New projects from the broadcaster include Carol, which examines a lesbian affair between a female department-store assistant and an older married woman; My Million View Sex Change, a project showing young women recording the progress of their gender reassignments; and Gay Love: Sex and Apps, which will follow a young man looking for a partner on apps such as Grindr and Manhunt.

Watch a deleted scene from the original UK version of Queer As Folk, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Michael Urie And Randy Harrison Star In Gay-Themed Comedy ‘Such Good People’ - VIDEO

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Michael Urie and Randy Harrison are set to star in the gay-themed comedy Such Good People.

The movie, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, follows a couple “who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for celebrity philanthropists who die under mysterious circumstances overseas.”

Urie is best known for his work on ABC's Ugly Betty. Harrison starred for five seasons on Showtime's Queer As Folk.

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