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Hello, dear readers.  I come to you with the only story, which I once started years ago, that I never completed due to both health and family issues.  I pulled the story once I realized it was taking too long to get back to it.  I am now finally ready to get back to work on it, and I hope you will join me as I do.


This is a complete departure from anything I've written before.  The title says it all.  I have literally turned QAF on its head, by creating a world in which Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor (along with all the other main character from the show) are now the actors who will be portraying fictional characters in a new television series called Queer Folks and Family (soon to be known as QFF by avid fans of the show).  How will taking on the roles in the series impact the lives of actors, Brian and Justin?  That is the question.


P..S.  Many thanks, as always, to my wonderful beta, Judy, for her great skills.  I also want to thank the creator of my banner, although it was so long ago I truly don't remember which of my talented banner makers created this one.  I do apologize for my terrible memory.


P.P,S.  For the next few months, I can promise you a new chapter every week, and I look forward to any comments you may have.  Thank you.

Rated: M
Categories: QAF US Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Canon Divergence, M/M
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama, Romance
Pairings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: No
Word count: 55313 Read: 10306 ePub Downloads: 30
Published: Sep 14, 2020 Updated: Apr 22, 2021 ePub eBook
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Auditioning for 'Queer Folk & Family' by mandagrammy [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2078 words)

The new series for cable television is being cast, and actors Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor are eager to audition for parts they think they are perfect for.



2. A Successful Audition by mandagrammy [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2875 words)

While returning to Canada to begin taking on his new role in a television series, actor Brian Kinney looks back on his audition for the part, and how it affected him.



3. The Future is Calling by mandagrammy [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2988 words)

We've seen how actor, Brian Kinney, has reacted to getting the part he wanted so much.  Now it is time to see how actor, Justin Taylor, reacts. 


WARNING:  Justin has a boyfriend named Ethan, but hang in there.  Something truly momentous happens between the two of them, which I think you will find satisfying overall.


P.S.  In the next chapter, which I'll post next week, I will add a brief synopsis of all the players, both QAFer's and QFFer's.  Special note: Although the names of real person are used as inspiration for my characters, no real persons (Gale, Randy, etc) are in this story.

4. Getting to Know the Players by mandagrammy [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3548 words)

Thanks to a first meeting of all the major casts for the new TV series, 'Queer Folk & Family', which the Producers of the show have arranged, we will get to know a little bit about the actors and their characters.  To help you keep everyone straight, I am giving you a rundown of who is who.  Remember that this is totally fictional in every way, despite some similarities between the real actors from QAF and the fictional people from this story.  P.S.  I have also altered the real names of the Producers of QAF for the purpose of this story, and to protect the innocent.  LOL!

Actor:                                         QFF Character:

Brian Kinney                               Gabriel Hagan

Justin Taylor                               Reece Hartley

Emmett Hunnicutt                       Pete Booker

Ted Schmidt                                Scotty Hyle

Michael Novotny                          Hank Spears

Susan Glesser                             Debbie Spears 

Lindsay Peterson                         Tayah Gilley

Melanie Marcus                           Michele Clooney

Daphne Chanders                       Maya Smith

Jennifer Taylor                           Sherry Hartley

Victor Grassi                              Uncle Dick

Tracey Connell                           Linda

Blake Wyzecki                           Dean Armstark

David Cameron                         Hank Spears love interest

Christ Hobbs                             Alec McClaire


5. First Day of Shooting by mandagrammy [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2849 words)

It is time to get down to business of the set of the new cable television series, Queer Folk and Family.  Just how will this first day progress for lead actors, Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor?  That's the question.



6. The First Day of Shooting is in the Can by mandagrammy [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3096 words)

It's time for us to take a peek into how things are going for actors, Brian and Justin, with their first day of shooting on the new series, Queer Folk and Family.


7. Time to Celebrate by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3073 words)

The first week of shooting for Queer Folk and Family is in the can, waiting to be edited.  Producers, Bowen and Gripman decide to show their appreciation for such good work by cast and crew alike.



8. May I Have This Dance? by mandagrammy [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3699 words)

Oh oh, there seems to be a bit of tension going on during the celebratory party being held for the cast and crew of the new series, Queer Folk and Family.  What could it possibly lead to by the end of the night?  That's the question

9. What is This Thing Between Us? by mandagrammy [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2966 words)

Brian and Justin's first night together has brought them a lot of pleasure, but what will the morning bring?  Will this be a one-night stand, or the beginning of something that neither of them were expecting when they accepted their newest acting roles?

10. Making Decisions About An Affair by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] (2258 words)

It's time for a serious discussion about the future relationship Brian and Justin want to have, along with the reasons behind their choices.

11. Another Week On the Job by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3282 words)

It's time for a little peek into how things are going with work on the two-part premier episodes of the brand new cable series, Queer Folk & Family.  And just how are things working out for the secret couple, Brian and Justin, as they try to keep their true relationship on the Q.T. while still getting their jobs done?

12. The Big Announcement by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3945 words)

The two-part pilot episodes are in the can, ready for the cable networks executives and test audience to judge.  Will the episodes prove to be good enough to earn the production of Queer Folk and Family an extended contract for a full season, or will this be the end of the series before it even gets off the ground?

13. Making Love and Conversation by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3314 words)

Now that the series has gotten the okay to continue filming more episodes for a lengthy Season, Brian has leased a house, where he and Justin can indulge their affair to their heart's content.  All has been going beautifully until a cloud of worry has appeared, especially for Justin, when they are told that they have to participate in a publicity tour, in order to offer the public a closer look at this exciting new series being offered them.  Could all the publicity expose more than either would like to see happen?



14. Facing the First Hurdle by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3307 words)

The first episodes are ready for viewing, and it is time for the cast to promote their upcoming series.  Will everything go smoothly, or is there a surprise waiting for one actor that will shake things up?


15. Looking Back... Moving Forward by mandagrammy [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2890 words)

For the first time, since Brian and Justin have become a couple (albeit secretly), they are sitting down to a serious discussion about their relationship and what it means for their future. 

16. First Season Reactions by mandagrammy [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2531 words)

The first Season of 'Queer Folk & Family' is almost completed and shown on television.  Time to take a look at how those involved in the making of the series and their viewers have reacted to it.


17. Ending With a Bang and a Whimper by mandagrammy [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2935 words)

It is time for the scripts for the final episode of Season One of 'Queer Folk & Family' to be handed out.  And once the episode is filmed and in the can, it will be time for everyone to decide how to spend their hiatus, until returning to Canada to begin filming Season Two of their series.  So, the question is, will there be some big surprises coming up thanks to this final episode and the upcoming hiatus?

18. A Haunted Past by mandagrammy [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3679 words)

An upcoming gay bashing scene that Brian and Justin will have to act out for their show, Queer Folk & Family, has stirred up long buried memories of a traumatic youth for Brian.  He's never trusted his story with anyone else before, but perhaps Justin is the one person he can trust enough to reveal all... even the part that has haunted him to the point where he refused to open himself up entirely to anyone else before.