Russell T Davies’ interconnecting series, Cucumber, Banana and Tofu concluded not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with an introspected look at humanity, grief, and quite obviously, sex. As Henry’s story concluded in Cucumber, Banana focused less on sexuality and more on exploitation, but both packed an emotional punch.
Tofu also concluded its series of interviews, which, despite the distracting sketches, has been fascinating and all-encompassing of sexual desire or lack thereof. Creator and interviewer Benjamin Cook achieved a lot by getting his subjects to be so open and discuss sex without shame.
There will not be a second series of Cucumber, Banana or Tofu, so this is where we leave Henry, Freddie, Dean, and Manchester’s gay village for now. While the shows on a whole have not been as revolutionary as previous series Queer as Folk, they deserve to be fondly remembered as an ambitious, largely successful project, and the episode depicting Lance’s death deserves to go down as one of the finest hours in television history.
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