Queer as Folk was originally conceived by Russell T. Davies as a comedy drama set in Manchester's gay village. It followed the lives of three gay men: swaggering, self-assured Stuart Allen Jones, his less-self-assured best friend Vince Tyler who has an unrequited crush on him, and their new friend Nathan Maloney, a young man just finishing school and discovering the Scene. It was eventually remade for the US. Now with a Character Sheet!
The character was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman , who developed, wrote and executive-produced the series, and was portrayed by American actor Randy Harrison during the show's five-year run, and is based on Nathan Maloney of Russell T Davies ' original British series of the same name. After losing his virginity to Brian Kinney during his senior year of high school , Justin falls in love with Brian, and their relationship becomes a central part of the series. Many of Justin's storylines revolve around his desire for a more committed relationship with Brian; in later seasons, the character's storylines begin to focus more on his developing career as an artist. Justin is a Pisces.
After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus. Michael stays in the closet at work, which causes some problems with an interested co-worker while at the same time he struggles with feelings of jealousy over Brian's relationship with Justin. Lindsay and Melanie have a bris for their new baby Gus, which Brian decides to miss until Michael convinces him otherwise.
During the panel, the cast -- including Peter Paige Emmett , Gale Harold Brian , Randy Harrison Justin and Robert Gant Ben -- talked through their initial reactions to the extremity of the show, which they were first introduced to in the form of a massive contract stipulating they would definitely be getting naked. If you are not down to do this, don't take this job. Once the laughter died down, Paige looked over to Cowen and Lipman.