Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has released its first trailer – and it looks amazing
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is coming back – and the show’s first trailer is giving us all the feels.
The original early 2000s American reality TV show was based on the generalisation that gay men are more in tune with matters of fashion, culture, food, interior design, and grooming.
And people loved it.
Each of the categories had an expert, and together they made up the ‘fab five’ who presented the show.
Every episode, a heterosexual man was taken under the wing of the fab five, who would educate them on their expert areas with the aim of improving their look, and therefore their lives.
Judging by the trailer, the show has had a much-needed update for our time.
Unlike the original – which was set in New York – this series will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.
It shares the same structure as the original show but with a new, socially conscious agenda that will explore the advances – and setbacks – of the LGBT community.
Topical social issues, such as the Black Lives Matter campaign, will also feature.
The trailer sums up this approach by telling viewers: “The original show was fighting for tolerance”.
“Our fight is for acceptance.”
Joining the reboot is a fresh-faced “fab five” to host the show, consisting of Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathon Van Ness and Tan France.
The trailer suggests that when the series starts on February 7, it will be as fun as it is heartfelt, as these men try and educate their heterosexual counterparts.
One of the most interesting moments comes when Bobby tells a client about his marriage.
The client asks if Bobby is “the husband or the wife”.
This is met by hesitation and laughter, before Bobby tells the episode’s straight guy: “That is a misconception”.
They then begin to educate him, with the message: “Let’s unpack that.”
Series creator David Collins told Entertainment Weekly that the most exciting thing about bringing the show back would be introducing it to a new generation.
“The millennials don’t remember the old show,” he said.
“It’s got such a great heart and soul and humour to it, so I’m excited for a new audience.”
Fans are also thrilled, and cannot wait for the programme to make a reappearance.
There are fans who are just eager to see the new version of the show, as well as those who want to become involved with it.
The original series won an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Reality Programme.
Hopefully, the new series will live up to its predecessor.
Watch the trailer here: