Queer Eye - S2

2018-06-18 13:49


An all-new “Fab Five” advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in this modern reboot of the Emmy Award-winning reality series.


I am a sucker for make-over shows. Nothing warms my heart more than somebody feeling good about themselves not just externally but internally too. 

I never watched the original Queer Eye For the Straight Guy so I missed all the Queer Eye hype when the rebooted first season streamed on Netflix in February. 

I only watched the first season last month and after that first episode with Tom, I was a Fab Five addict. So, fresh off the first season I was excited to binge the second one when it released on Friday, 15 June. 

And it didn’t disappoint, this weekend I cried, laughed and awhhed.

The Fab Five are: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert.

This time around the Five broadened their pool to include a woman and a transgender man. Each participant is in need not only of an external makeover but also an internal confidence booster - and that’s what makes this show so appealing to me. 

It’s not all fairy dust and sparkles though - they know when to administer tough love and call out a bullshitter; like with episode 6 participant Ari, who was somewhat of a serial liar.  

And it’s not just about the participants, the Fab Five also grow through the make-overs. 

In episode 1 we meet beloved church mama Tammye whose son became estranged from the church when he came out as gay. This episode made Berk (design) confront his own past with the church. 

In episode 5 we meet Skylar, a transgender man who has just had his top surgery. For France (fashion) this was a learning experience as he openly admits his ignorance about the trans community. 

While the participants undergo fairy-tale makeovers they are still works in progress – we see this when they have their big reveals. They might choose the wrong outfit, or not use the pasta machine maker showing that real life changes takes some time. 

Queer Eye lives up to its tagline “more than a makeover”. If you’re up for some television viewing that will both entertain and educate stream it right now. 


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