The Netflix reboot of Queer Eye
For The Straight Guy premieres tomorrow.
In an effort to drum of excitement, the hosts of the original Queer Eye (minus Ted Allen) and the hosts of the reboot all sat down for a self-congratulatory brunch where they spouted platitudes and talked about how important they are.
Veterans Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez, Carson Kressley, and Kyan Douglas sat down with the new cast–Bobby Berk (design) Karamo Brown (culture), Antoni Porowski (food and wine) Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion)–to talk about the reboot and if the show is still “culturally relevant.”
Spoiler alert: They think it totally is!
“I was very out from a very young age, and we do need to be there showing those people that don’t have exposure in the bubbles of the coasts, that there is a safe place and it will get better,” Jonathan Van Ness, the reboot’s grooming expert, said with just the slightest air of superiority.
The question is, will audiences feel the same?
Series creator David Collins tells EW, “It’s a new time with a new audience. If the original round was about tolerance, this time it is about acceptance.”