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Original Queer Eye guy makes subtle dig at reboot

Ella Braidwood August 22, 2018

Queer Eye‘s original fashion expert Carson Kressley has thrown shade at the rebooted show.

Kressley, who is also a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, spoke to Variety about the new Netflix version of the TV series being nominated for four Emmy Awards in July. 

The original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which ran from 2003 to 2007, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program back in 2004.

“I’m thrilled that they’re nominated, but it was a little more groundbreaking back when we won an Emmy in 2004,” Kressley told Variety at an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Emmy Awards.

The rebooted “Queer Eye” returned to Netflix screens in June. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kressley added: “We’re so lucky to work in TV. It’s really having a renaissance right now and so inclusive and diverse.”

The original Fab Five was: Ted Allen (food and wine),Kyan Dougla (grooming), Thom Filicia (design), Jai Rodriguez (culture), and Kressley (fashion).

Netflix’s rebooted show landed an Emmy Award nomination for Structured Reality Program.

It’s also up for three technical awards: Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program and Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program.

The Fab Five for the reboot are: Antoni Porowsk (food), Tan France (fashion), Karamo Brown (culure), Bobby Berk (design), and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming).

The second season featured a trans man called Skyler. (Netflix)

Season two of the new version returned to Netflix screens in June, with the Fab Five making over a transgender man, called Skyler, for the first time. 

France had an emotional conversation with Skyler during the episode, admitting that he had been “ignorant” about the issues facing trans people before meeting him.

The fashion guru told Shortlist: “I’d never met a trans person before and although I’m really aware of some of the issues they face, the finer points that a person experiences physically and emotionally when they transition were often things I hadn’t considered.”

Queer Eye was recently renewed for a third season – however, the show is set to move to Kansas City, Missouri.

More: carson kressley, netflix, queer eye, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, US

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