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"Queer Eye" Is The Most Empowering And Positive Show On TV Right Now

Never has a makeover show been so meaningful.

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Queer Eye has been on Netflix for about 10 days now, and if you haven't got into it yet, my god, you should.

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So many people are talking about the rebooted makeover show, where a "Fab Five" sort another guy's life out in a frankly impossible three titting days. It's got quite a different feel to the original version, which debuted in 2003.

In case you haven't watched the new version yet, here's who they are from left to right: Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Antoni Porowski (food), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), and Tan France (fashion).

1. The Fab Five spend equal amounts of time and effort working on each guy's emotional wellbeing, rather than just redoing his house and his outfits.

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So many makeover shows give the impression that looking good and having a nice place = feeling good. With Queer Eye, this is just the start.

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2. And while the Fab Five might criticise the state of the guy's flat or the contents of his fridge, they always find the positives about him and expand on that.

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It’s less about changing who you are and more about nurturing what you already have. The transformations are also adapted according to the guy’s preferences.

3. There's a lot of emphasis on taking time for yourself.

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It slowly becomes clear that the show doesn’t just contain advice for the guy in question, but for the viewer too. It’s something I’ve taken to heart.

After watching one episode, I went out and bought several small things for myself knowing that I had neglected my own well-being for longer than I should have.


The new Queer Eye is like...a body positive hug wrapped up in an embrace that deconstructs toxic masculinity and so…

5. There's so much here about being open with your feelings, which among guys is not common enough.

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The first time you see a guy cry on this show it seems strange. By the third time, however, you realise what is actually strange is the fact we simply don’t see guys open up like this on TV often enough.

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7. But the most important, most meaningful thing to me is how goddamn nice and supportive everyone is of the changes that they make in their lives.

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And it just feels so authentic. On some makeover shows you sense that the hosts don't really care or connect with the person involved. Here you feel that they do.

The season as a whole has received a lot of love, but the fourth episode in particular attracted a lot of attention. The guy in the episode, AJ, had a boyfriend but hadn’t yet come out to his stepmother.


Listening to @KaramoBrown, a strong beautiful black gay man, telling AJ that he’s a strong beautiful black gay man.…

Ultimately, I think the future of Queer Eye lies with episodes like the fourth, featuring AJ. Watching gay men empo…

I won't reveal to you what happens at the end of the episode in case you haven't seen it yet, but trust me: It is emotional and positive as hell.

No other show is quite like it. Its only letdown is the fact that it is too short – only eight episodes for now. There has to be second season. Immediately.

forget netflix and chill who wants to queer eye and cry?