By: Christiana Cleveland
“The original show was fighting for tolerance, our fight is for acceptance.”
The new, eagerly anticipated re-vamp of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy has made it’s way to Netflix this past February. Now simplified to Queer Eye, the new “Fab Five” have warmed my heart and is my new favorite series. I know Carson Kressley would be proud of the impact the original series has made and it’s beautiful to see the tradition of acceptance and tolerance for the LGBTQ community continue.
For those of you that haven’t seen the series before, a group of 5 fabulous guys all specializing in a specific department are called to help some fella shape his life for the better. They are contacted by a family member or friend that their loved one has been in a slump and needs some serious TLC, honey.
This time around for Queer Eye every person that is made over is known as a hero. The brand new, fresh faced cast consists of Karamo Brown: Culture, Jonathan Van Ness: Grooming, Tan France: Fashion, Antoni Porowski: Food, and Bobby Berk: Design. I LOVE THEM ALL.
What I love about the new crew is their ability to connect with all types of people and to take a lesson from each person they help. Not only do they help the person create a better life for themselves, but you can tell by watching that the “Fab Five” also take a little piece of the person with them.
Tom, the first makeover – a truck driver who enjoys redneck margaritas while lounging in his recliner has been divorced three times but still cares deeply about his ex Abby. He starts off by telling the guys, “you can’t fix ugly.” I won’t tell you the rest, you have to experience it for yourself.
Catch the series on Netflix, let me know what you think about this weeks Favorite Friday!