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Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
A Queer Eye "Fab 10" dinner is poised to actually happen
A Twitter user's joke about reuniting Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guys for a dinner with Netflix's new Queer Eye Fab Five caught the attention of Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Jai Rodriguez and current Queer Eye star Karamo Brown. ALSO: Why Queer Eye, not Roseanne, is the reboot you should watch.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Netflix’s Queer Eye seems like an awkward fit in these "woke" times
Looking back at the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the five stars had — with the exception of Carson Kressley — personalities that “were all pretty muted and down-to-earth,” says Kevin Fallon. “I had prepared myself for a cacophony of men in a**less chaps snapping their fingers and shouting ‘fierce’ every three seconds; in reality, they were certainly quippy, but also just normal, competent guys.” In the Netflix Queer Eye, “the men in the reboot are appealingly well-intentioned, but hardly as calibrated,” he says. The problem, he adds, is that the new Fab Five “subscribe to the modern reality-TV idea that LOUDER! IS! BETTER! At some point, this grating big-ness became the default for anyone looking to make an impression on reality TV, but it generally has the effect of seeming artificial and hollow. It’s a shame, because the encounters the hosts have with the men whose lifestyles they’re meant to rehab are, once the hysteria settles, quite genuine. Beautiful, even.”
- This is a kinder, gentler Queer Eye where the cattiness has been toned down
- The Atlanta-set reboot seems recalibrated “slightly but emphatically… for the Trump era”
- Watch the original Queer Eye cast meet their successors
- The original Queer Eye stars reflect on the impact they made in 2003
- Thanks to commercial-free Netflix, the new Queer Eye has time to delve deeper with each guy
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 1:38PM EST
Netflix's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reboot introduces the new Fab Five
Tan France (fashion), Karamo Brown (culture), Antoni Porowski (food and wine), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Bobby Berk (design) will succeed Jai Rodriguez, Kyan Douglas, Carson Kressley, Ted Allen and Thom Filicia.