Queer Eye

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Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003. The program's name was changed from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after the third season to broaden the scope of its content. The series was created by openly gay executive producer David Collins and his straight producing partner David Metzler, and produced by their production company, Scout Productions. The show is premised on and plays with the stereotypes that gay men are superior in matters of fashion, style, personal grooming, interior design, and culture. In each episode, the team of five gay men known collectively as the "Fab Five" perform a makeover (in the parlance of the show, a "make-better") on a person, usually a straight man, revamping his wardrobe, redecorating his home, and offering advice on grooming, lifestyle, and food. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy debuted in 2003 and quickly became both a surprise hit and one of the most talked-about television programs of 2003. The success of the show led to merchandising, franchising of the concept internationally, and a woman-oriented spin-off, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl. The show's name was shortened to Queer Eye at the beginning of its third season to reflect the show's change in direction from making over only straight men to including women and gays. Queer Eye ended production in June 2006 and the final 10 episodes aired in October 2007. The series ended October 30. The "Fab Five" in the show, consist of: Ted Allen: "Food and Wine Connoisseur", expert on alcohol, beverages, food preparation, and presentation Kyan Douglas: "Grooming Guru", expert on hair, grooming, personal hygiene, and makeup Thom Filicia: "Design Doctor", expert on interior design and home organization Carson Kressley: "Fashion Savant", expert on clothing, fashion, and personal styling Jai Rodriguez: "Culture Vulture", expert on popular culture, relationships, and social interaction


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  • Thom Filicia

    Thom Filicia

    Design Doctor

    Kyan Douglas

    Kyan Douglas

    Grooming Guru

    Ted Allen

    Ted Allen

    Food & Wine Connoisseur

    Carson Kressley

    Carson Kressley

    Fashion Savant

    Jai Rodriguez

    Jai Rodriguez

    Culture Vulture

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    • Some conservatives will blame the "Liberal Media" (by the way I believe that the media is only as liberal as the corporations who own it) for undermining family values by presenting an immoral life style as acceptable.moreless

      Queer Eyes are seeing Red. Knowing that I live in a blue state and work in the entertainment industry, one might conclude that I tend to lean to the left politically and socially. You would be correct. Growing up in L.A. I knew that certain celebrities were gay and assumed that the rest of the country knew it as well, only to be stunned over the scandal created after that celebrity came out. Especially Liberace. Come on, how could you not know? But I’d like to make a pragmatic observation. I, like many of my friends, both gay and straight, were surprised to hear that on election day voters in 11 states (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Utah and Oregon) approved constitutional amendments limiting marriage to a man and a woman. When you look at the ratings for shows like "Will and Grace", Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and to a smaller extent "The L Word", Queer as Folk" and "Six Feet Under", one would think that our collective tolerances have evolved over the last few years.

      Some conservatives will blame the "Liberal Media" (by the way I believe that the media is only as liberal as the corporations who own it) for undermining family values by presenting an immoral life style as acceptable. Well, somebody was watching these shows and I tend to believe the Nielsen TV Ratings more than I believe the pollsters. Is it morality or hypocrisy when people are in essence saying, "Sure I like seeing them on TV, but I don’t want them getting married and moving into my neighborhood".

      There have been times when I’ve used the word "Homophobic" to describe people’s behavior, only to hear in response, "I don’t like that word". Hey, I don’t like "Couch Potato" but if the shoe fits...

      Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines homophobia: ho·mo·pho·bia Function: noun: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

      There is a fear that same-sex unions will weaken the institution marriage (would someone please tell me how?). People have used the so-called liberal media to scare citizens with stock footage of the most outrageous moments from Gay Pride parades and say, "This can happen in our town". Instead of trying to find ways to overcome their fear, they just prefer that I just not to use the word "Homophobic" in describing them. Fine, I’ll stop using the word "Homophobic" when you stop using the word... Actually there are several words and I don’t want to dignify them in this column.

      Let us all live by The Golden Rule "Do onto others as you would wish them do onto you."

      To quote Jerry Sienfeld, "Not that there's anything wrong with that".

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    • Funniest makeover show!

      I started watching this show at the beginning and even though I don't have the time to watch this show it is still great to sit down every once in awhile and enjoy an episode. The guys are funny and kind of mean, but not so mean that they offend the poor guy that they happen to be making over. They usually make the guy laugh as well. This show is a pure work of genius. What the Fab Five do to these men is absolutely amazing! The transformations are always great and the guys always turn out much better once the Five have had their way with them. This is a GREAT show!moreless
    • this is a really good show...

      i think this is a really good show because it teaches guys how to become better people... it seems kinda ironic at first queer guys teaching straight guys to become more of a man. but if you think about it, it actually makes sense. who knows better about fasion and food and stuff like that but queer guys! i really like this show not only do they help guys its also so funny! i love kyan douglas... if only he wasn't gay! hahahahahha!moreless
    • Who ruined this show?

      Really? What happened? When Queer Eye first came on, it was great. Not only did they change lives, but they showed how you could do the same things yourself. And let us not foget that it was enterntaing. Eversince they finished their "Queer Eye for the Texas Guy" episodes the show has lost itself. It's more like extream makeover where it's not light-hearted and entertaining to watch, but actually kind of depressing. They've even stopped showing you how to do things and just showing the end result. Okay, it's nice the guy doesn't live in a dump any more, but how can I do something similar for myself?moreless
    • Great show and funny!

      Even though I don't agree with the sexuality of the

      Five gay men, I do think the show is funny

      As well as just the men being happy go lucky indeed

      Carson with fashion

      Kyan with grooming

      Thom with home interior

      Ted with cooking

      And last but not least Jai with culture

      Very good show to give straight men housetips and grooming!
    • © 2007 NBC Universal, Inc.
    • © 2007 NBC Universal, Inc.
    • © 2007 NBC Universal, Inc.
    • © 2007 NBC Universal, Inc.

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