When the early 2000s brought us Bravo’s awesome series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, it wasn’t like anything else on television. Now, however, the Netflix reboot, titled simply “Queer Eye,” has burst onto the scene like magic fairy godmothers.
Confronting the stereotypes head-on, be it LGBTQ or straight ones, this show is sweeping up bingers like a wildfire. The season, however, has one flaw.
queer eye is the best show on netflix right now omfg IT IS SO PURE AND GOOD
— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) February 22, 2018
After only 7 episodes, you will not only love these magnificently open and compassionate men, you are going to miss them. Like many of our beloved favorites, Queer Eye is entertaining, but it is also quirky and direct, kind and fabulous, all in honest measure.
Look I did not mean to fall in love with #QueerEye but I watched the whole thing and cried half a dozen times and it was only seven episodes and what am I supposed to do with myself now??
— mary kate wiles (@mkwiles) February 22, 2018
Ranging from literally getting political to supporting other gay men in their lives, this show doesn’t cast straight men as hopeless. And, while the first few episodes may leave you dealing with a bit of glitter-queen sweet-tooth overload, the series as a whole is fully satisfying.
New #QueerEye –
Tan: Here’s a new shirt.
Bobby: Let’s buy you a nice mattress.
Antoni: This is how you make a sandwich.
Jonathan: Let’s oil that beard!
Karamo: You are beautiful and deserving of love.
— Aoife Wilson (@AoifeLockhart) February 20, 2018
The tears you will find yourself battling are the kind of tears you want. And, let’s face it, it is almost impossible to turn on the television, log on, or check in without the world scaring the crap out of us. We do need this kind of genuine and well-intentioned show.
I need another season of Queer Eye. Now.
— John O'Callaghan (@johnmaine) February 21, 2018
The Queer Eye Cast
Jonathan Van Ness
It's never too late to learn something new and better your life, we promise!!! 🐶✨💜 pic.twitter.com/cnzHgAYxfl
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 22, 2018
Jonathan van Ness may be one of the most fabulous men we have seen on Television in quite some time. He is actor and producer, known for Gay of Thrones. His natural grace, easy humor and fabulous hair make him super likable. On the other hand, he is a little much for some of the show’s participants right away, because he lives “Yaaas Queen!!!” as a way of life.
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 21, 2018
Karamo Brown is best known for his roles in Steam Room Stories (2010), Lean (2014) and The Next 15 (2016). He is the bear hugging support role, offering insight, kindness, self-awareness, and confidence. Not to mention he is utterly delish, an activist and a father of two.
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 19, 2018
Antoni Porowski is the resident food guru and kitchen dude. He loves food and wine, but is best know for his roles in The Blacklist (2013), The Pretenders (2018) and Elliot Loves (2012). Oh, and he really loves a “good bad smell.” He previously worked as a food consultant in New York.
Oh, and did we mention he is gorgeous?
Allow your true self to shine without worrying what other people think. ✨💫 pic.twitter.com/qHXg9JO75b
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 21, 2018
Tan France is a Muslim immigrant without previous credits on IMDB. His role on Queer Eye has touched on both his religion, his sexuality, and — of course — his absolutely amazing hair. According to Cosmo, Tan is British-born, a fashion designer who grew up in his grandfather’s denim factory. Later, he enrolled secretly in, you guessed it, fashion school. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his husband, Rob France.
“In 2011, Tan founded the clothing company Kingdom & State, and he’s also a partner in the 2016-founded Rachel Parcell clothing line.”
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) January 26, 2018
And Finally, Bobby Berk, the interior design guy. His IMDB profile is empty, save for the work he has done with this cast. However, according to his website:
“BB ID has quickly become a design leader in the home building industry. Bobby brings a new and refreshing point of view having had a long history in consumer sales and design with his Bobby Berk Home retail brand. His unique experience has helped builders take their product to the next level by asking the hard question of “why” and refusing to accept anything other than innovative and exciting designs.”
According to Cosmo, Bobby has been with his husband of five years for an impressive 13.
Real Life, Done with Compassion and Honesty
According to IMDB, the show is: “A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city’s straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits, and home décor.” But, honestly, they seem to care more about making connections with human beings.
Here is one of our favorite moments, from the first episode:
Are you the husband or the wife? Hunny, let’s unpack that. pic.twitter.com/I1KE8RVfJF
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 20, 2018
Not everyone will agree that energy has masculine or feminine forces, but that is what living your truth sounds like.
And this one ranks up there in the Queer Eye best moments, with a deeply religious man who allowed the Fab 5 to help him get out of his rut:
BOBBY CAMP, MY MASCARA IS RUNNING! 😭 pic.twitter.com/Bk24MjD3Ji
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 18, 2018
The fact is, no matter what your favorite moment is of this first season, you are going to wish there was already a season 2.
I had no idea how much I needed the first episode of Netflix's QUEER EYE reboot but oh man, I had tears in my eyes for most of it. One of the most positive, empathetic and joyful things I've seen in recent memory. Watch it now and it will make/fix your evening.
— William Mullally (@whmullally) February 20, 2018
Even the Old Guard Loves the New Guys
The old show was a lot more stereotype-bound, but so was the time. As well as the fact that we’ve come a long way, this show isn’t focused on fixing the stereotypical “dirty, disheveled and helpless” straight guy. It is more about helping those who need them, who need to a hand up from their current pickle.
queer eye 2005: stop playing video games ya fuckin' loser
queer eye 2018: we are all one beautiful human race. this dance through time we call life may seem impossible but together we can achieve any dream
— Dave Stopera (@davestopera) February 20, 2018
The old cast was well loved, for sure. But, the big question is, what do they think of the newbs? They seem to absolutely love it. It was a great moment when they all go together:
Antoni uses food as a catalyst to make change in people’s lives. 🙌 👨🏻🍳 pic.twitter.com/0zkoq4Hl1Y
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 8, 2018
They even offered advice to the new cast:
The Original Fab 5 had some advice for our new boys as they begin this life-changing journey 🕺 🙌 pic.twitter.com/IvETGlCK7c
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 10, 2018
Binge the Queer Eye reboot on Netflix, tonight, you’ll be glad you did.
Tell us your favorite moment down in the comments!
Featured image promotional image via IMDB