I’m reluctant to admit that it’s taken me until now to hop on the Queer Eye bandwagon, but man, am I ever glad I have.
After finishing Netflix’s Godless, I needed to find another show or series to fill the abysmal void in my life.
That’s dramatic, I know. But I have been on the hunt for a new show to watch.
I had heard about Queer Eye, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it was about. So, I gave the first episode a shot, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I wasn’t aware of this, but Netflix’s Queer Eye, created by David Collins, is a reboot of the franchise that actually went off the air over 10 years ago. The show features a whole new cast, referred to as the Fab Five, who use their skills to assist men and women who have friends and family who nominate them for the Fab Five’s assistance.
Each member of the Fab Five has a specialty; fashion (Tan France), beauty/grooming (Jonathan Van Ness), decor (Bobby Ber), food (Antoni Porowski) and culture (Karamo Brown). Focusing on their specialties, the Fab Five commit to changing a nominee’s life and helping them to overcome any obstacles they’re facing to embark on a fresh start in life.
Queer Eye is kind of the like the best of HGTV all wrapped up in one show. The Fab Five’s talent is undeniable, and it really is a feel-good show as you’re able to witness men and women change their lives for the better.
The show also touches on a lot of ignorance and discrimination directed towards the LGBTQ community. Each of the Fab Five discusses prejudice and hate they’ve been subjected to in their lives because of their sexuality, and, in the process, educate the nominees they encounter who may not be well-versed in knowledge of the LGBTQ community.
I cannot stress how fantastic this show is. If you’re in the mood to laugh, cry, or just want to see some wicked makeovers, give it a watch.
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