So what would the Fabulous gay Five from Netflix’s TV Show Queer Eye, say if they walked into my life to help me a better version of myself:
Karamo Brown (Culture): We need to raise your confidence levels to the max! Stop procrastinating! Fight your low self-esteem…
Tan France (Style/Fashion): The baggy clothes make you look short and stubby. Plus there are better colours than black. Go for print shirts, blazers, roll those sleeves up, french tuck that shirt.
Antoni Porowski (Food/Wine Expert): You have a pretty decent taste in food but we need to teach you the many ways of an avocado. My favourite thing to make is guacamole.
Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming): Girl, use shampoos without sodium sulfate as it damages your hair. Shampoos with sodium sulfate use the same chemical to clean car engines with. Plus there are more styles than just buns and pony tails.
Bobby Berk (Interior Decor): Oh my god! Dark walls with bright lighting make the room look better and elevated. Your room looks like five year old lives here.
Yeah it wouldn’t be good. I recently binge-watched the newest TV Show on Netflix, Queer Eye.
The reality documentary show follow five gay guys, who I have introduced in the introduction. They specialise in certain areas and go around the country, helping people revolutionize and live a better life. One changes diet, clothes, looks, home and personal outlook. Netflix rebooted the show which was ten years old and it is the best thing to watch.
Usually I find reality shows to be over dramatic but Queer Eye breaks all my stereotypical thoughts and present me with an open minded perspective. The show spectacularly showcases a rawness that allows audiences to feel encapsulated by the changes made to people’s lives. During those changes, you get exposed to the different people with different stories and at the end of the day, you realise that we are all the same human beings; regardless of sexuality, age, gender, religious belief and race. What matters is how we benefit and aid humanity for a better path. The show breaks all sterotypes of tough masculinity and femininity. It gives the freedom of choosing your own identity which is what kept me going and honestly made me literally cry in every epsiode.
I cannot pick a fab five guy because they all are spectacularly fantastic. Each with their own stories and struggles that honestly the fab five have been recast perfectly. I have a couple of favourite transitions which include:
- Season 1, Episode 4: To Gay or Not Too Gay. This episode really had a powerful resonance as you felt the tensions and worries, A.J. had when trying to come out to his mother as gay. The episode was truly special and it made me understand being gay is not easy.
- Season 2, Episode 1: Praise the Gay. Female usher Tammye, brought me love, warmth and comfort. Not only did the fab five teach her, she taught them and she adopted them and loved them. It gives rise to a benevolent religion which is not constrained by rules and regulations. One of my favourite episodes.
There were many more but these two were truly special to my heart. So do I recommend watching the show? ABSO-F**KING-LUTELY. The show is real and it inspires you to be a better version of yourself. You fall in love with five gay men and it promises to make you cry with real life stories. Honestly go watch it now and the tears are worth it because this show deserves so much love and respect!