Queer EyeLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Queer Eye's return for Season 2 begs the question: How "queer" is it?
"It’s 2018—how is there a popular new TV show that portrays gay guys as sassy hairdressers, fashionistas, interior designers, platonic best friends, and underwear models who appear to mostly live off amuse-bouches?" says Spencer Kornhaber. "A skeptic of 'woke' culture might argue that the success of Netflix’s rebooted Queer Eye is a sign of latent hunger for the comfort of stereotypes. A sociologist might say we’re seeing the results of decades of prejudice funneling queer men into trades coded as feminine. A superfan might echo the company line, as once articulated by home-décor guru Bobby Berk: 'We’re just five guys who happen to be experts in our field, and who happen to be gay.' The truth probably combines all three explanations. But as highlighted in the second season that now arrives just four months after the first, Queer Eye is queer on a level deeper than its sanctifying of homosexuals as domestic superheroes."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Queer Eye will do its first-ever makeover for a transgender man
“That episode for me I think is one of the most powerful episodes that will ever be seen on TV,” says Karamo Brown of the Season 2 episode. "First of all, usually when we see the first trans experience, we usually see it through the lens of a trans woman. We never really see our trans brothers being highlighted and showing their experience."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Check out Queer Eye's Season 2 trailer
The new Fab Five are back June 15 with its first female participant.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
Queer Eye's AJ Brown is married
Brown was the subject of the fourth episode of the Netflix reboot, capturing viewers' hearts with his coming out story.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Queer Eye is coming back next month
Season 2 of the Netflix makeover show premieres on June 15.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Queer Eye's Tom Jackson and Abby Parr remarry
Viewers will recall that the first episode of the Netflix series featured Jackson getting back together with his ex-wife Abby. ALSO: Karamo Brown gets engaged.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
What's it like being the children of Queer Eye's Karamo Brown?
Jason Brown, 21, and Christian Brown, 18, live with their dad in Los Angeles. "I’d say he’s the guy who makes you cry," says Jason. "He is literally the guy who will make you cry even if you’re, like, happy." Adds Christian: "Basically I agree with what my brother said, but to me, he’s more of a life coach in a way. The way he’s helping them and the way they have deep talks, he talks to them about their life and actually evaluates it."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski is releasing a cookbook, but can he actually cook?
Porowski's recipes on the Netflix series leave a lot to be desired, says Hazel Cills, even though "he has the unenviable task of teaching slobbish straight men to, um, turn on a freakin’ burner and make anything, anything really!...I’m still not 100% sure on whether or not Porowski can actually cook well enough to be a 'food expert.'"
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
Queer Eye's Antoni Porovski to write his first cookbook
“I could not be more thrilled to be writing about the recipes I love and think are essential to any novice home cook, professional, and somewhere in between,” said of his upcoming cookbook, due out next year with more than 100 recipes.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski wants to make over a politician
Porowski says he'd like to see, on his Netflix show, “anybody in politics who’s either very, very left or very, very right, who has strict one-sided views. I’d try to bring them a little closer to the middle and understand that there’s always another side.”
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 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
Original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy stars Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia are reuniting for a new Bravo reality show
Thom and Carson Project (working title), one of Bravo's 10 new series announced today, will have Filicia take Kressley "under his wing to teach him interior design by channeling the latter's impeccable fashion sense. The duo will create breathtaking and affordable home re-designs for their clients using their expert skills and their signature charm."
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
TV is in the midst of a crying men trend
From Jimmy Kimmel to This Is Us to Queer Eye, manly tears have evolved from a punchline to something that is okay for men to display. "At a time when pop culture is grappling with sexism behind the scenes and how women are represented on screen, depictions of masculinity are slowly being rewritten, too," says Elahe Izadi. "It’s been surprisingly refreshing for this woman to see men cry and be vulnerable in these ways. But for men watching, these scenes give them permission to do the same — without explaining it away as just something in their eye."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Netflix renews Queer Eye, Nailed It! and three other unscripted series
Dope, Drug Lords and The Toys That Made Us have also scored second seasons. "These series elevate the genre with innovative takes on familiar formats," says Netflix vice president of content Bela Bajaria. "They deliver immersive and nuanced stories. They elicit so many emotions from viewers, from tears of laughter to tears of joy — and that’s just Queer Eye.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 1:47PM EDT
SNL's Pete Davidson gets the Queer Eye treatment from Tan France
"I thought I was dressing well but it's so nice to know I'm kinda dressing like sh*t," Davidson says on the SNL web extra video.