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Netflix drops trailer for Queer Eye Germany with all-new Fab Five and it looks iconic

Josh Milton February 7, 2022
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The new and equally fab Fab Five. (Netflix)

Streaming giant Netflix has dropped the seriously dazzling first look at Queer Eye Germany with an all-new Fab Five and they’re, well, pretty fab.

The German spin-off of the American reboot of the original 200 Bravo show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, will see the Fab Five go global in March.

In partnership with ITV Germany, Queer Five Germany will see the show’s experts work with members of the public to help turn their life around.

The trailer, released Monday (7 February), introduces the new fivesome: life coach Leni Bolt, fashion maverick Jan-Henrik Scheper-Stuke, beauty guru David Jakobs, nutrition and health whiz Aljosha Muttardi, and design ace Ayan Yuruk.

New Queer Eye Germany promises to be just as camp as the original

The original Queer Eye was a stealth mission into the daunting world of heterosexuality, teaching men how to cook, moisturise, actually clean their bedrooms and coordinate shoes with their belts.

With Netflix’s upbeat reboot, the outdated trope of gay men as judgy divas was retold – it wasn’t about dressing snazzy and eating right, it was about what was inside, too.

And it seems that this is being brought to Germany.

While the first Queer Eye explored masculinity at a time when “metrosexual” had to be a thing, and Queer Eye took on a MAGA-divided America, Queer Eye Germany will be set in a European nation that has embraced progressive reforms for LGBT+ rights.

The quintet will visit a young football coach coming out, a single father readying to date once more and a young woman ready to learn how to really live.

From a look at the trailer, the connoisseurs are facing folks who cut their own hair, own “four, five grey sweaters” and have distanced themselves from a past they cannot face.

“I have the feeling that I missed out on a lot in life,” said 18-year-old Marleen. “I feel trapped like I can’t escape.”

Enter the Fab Five who almost act like superheroes for their mentees. Or, as Muttardi says in the trailer: “We’re the rainbow bringing colour into [their] life.”

“It’s about feeling good and doing something for your body,” added Muttardi on the importance of eating well, while Bolt stressed to one mentee that “there are people out there who truly love you”.

For Yuruk, his role in the show is a pathbreaking one. “I can be the role model that I never had as a gay Turk,” he said.

“It’s as if I’m an entirely new person,” said one mentee. “And I have you to think for that.”

Queer Eye Germany won’t be the only international spin-off – a Brazillian version of Queer Eye was confirmed last November by Netflix, slated for release later this year.

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