When Queer As Folk premiered way back in 2000, it scandalized couch potatoes with its raw depiction of gay life—and lots of gay sex. The show, about a tight group of friends in Pittsburgh, never let up. For five seasons, Queer As Folk told sexy, politically provocative stories: Brian and Lindsay, both gay, have a kid together; Ted starts an Internet porn business; Michael marries HIV-positive Ben, then they adopt a teenage male prostitute. The cool thing is that all this actually seems normal. Pick up the entire groundbreaking series on DVD.
Queer as Folk: The Complete Series
Paramount Home Video
Out Nov. 20