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New York Daily News

“Queer as Folk” is supposed to be a wild, fun, exhilarating peek into a tight-knit queer community in New Orleans. Then there’s a shooting at a gay nightclub. The Peacock series, which premiered Thursday and is labeled as a “reimagining” of Russell T. Davies’ original British show, draws almost immediately from the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead. For showrunner Stephen Dunn, showing the reality of this world was the only way to keep the authenticity he strove for. “This isn’t a show about a shooting. This isn’t a show about a shooter,” Dunn t…

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