Watch: Queer Eye

The iconic noughties TV show is be­ing re­vived for today’s au­di­ence.

HWM (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - By Nickey Ross

The Emmy Award-win­ning Queer Eye is get­ting a re­boot, and it will be avail­able to stream on Net­flix very soon. Ted, Thom, Kyan, Jai, and Car­son are of­fi­cially the OGs of the show, since a fresh lineup will be tak­ing over. Come Fe­bru­ary, say hello to the all-new Fab Five: Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and An­toni Porowski.

Bobby Berk is a de­signer-slash-en­tre­pre­neur, Karamo Brown hosts MTV’s Are You The One: Sec­ond Chances, and An­toni Porowski is an ac­tor who is also a foodie. Jonathan Van Ness is a hair de­signer, while Tan France knows a thing or two about fash­ion. The re­vival of Queer Eye will span eight episodes, and will see the Fab Five build re­la­tion­ships with women and men from eclec­tic back­grounds and val­ues dif­fer­ent from their own. The orig­i­nal show was set in New York. How­ever, this time around, the re­freshed show will be based in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia – a more con­ser­va­tive zone com­pared to the Big Ap­ple.

Se­ries cre­ator David Collins says that if the orig­i­nal run was about tol­er­ance, the new QueerEye is all about ac­cep­tance. The show will also touch on a wide range of sub­jects, such as LGBTQ+ rights, mak­ing the best farm-to-ta­ble gua­camole, and much more. Collins in­tends to show that it’s so much more than makeovers and wardrobe, as there is an episode where Karamo dis­cusses re­la­tions be­tween black com­mu­ni­ties and po­lice with Cory, a po­lice of­fi­cer. While makeovers are cru­cial, it’s the in­ter­nal­ized change that is the name of the game. It’s about that epiphany, un­der­stand­ing that con­fi­dence spews suc­cess.

The Fab Five would have to spend about five com­plete days with the cen­tral episodic char­ac­ter. As the story-driven show touches on cre­at­ing re­la­tion­ships, it makes sense that the episodes will re­volve around the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the Fab Five and the episodic he­roes. Plus, view­ers will also get to see how the Fab Five are re­ally like, and get a glimpse of their per­sonal lives as well. Be sure to check out the re­freshed

QueerEye on Net­flix in Fe­bru­ary, as you will see five fab­u­lous, yet in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic men cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from food, wine, de­sign, groom­ing and fash­ion to cre­ate makeovers that will make straight men look good on the in­side and out­side. Or as Net­flix says, turn­ing red states pink one makeover at a time.

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