Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is now just simply Queer Eye as Netflix reboots the show for a new generation and a new goal. It is quite fitting that the show has removed the “for the Straight Guy” portion of the title as the new show works to remove labels and promote acceptance for all in a way that the original show was paving the way for. One of the new “Fab 5” team members, Tan France, tells us that “the original show was fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance.”
The new show is more than about gay rights, it’s about body image, confidence, moving on after the death of a loved one, religion vs the church, the relationship between police and the Black community, and what it means to truly have acceptance in the lives we live. The series took the concept of “judging people’s lives” which I sometimes found disturbing in the original series, and transformed it into helping people become a better version of themselves. The first season of the new Queer Eye also features a gay man which the Fab 5 help to come out to a loved one in a touching and heartwarming display of true brotherhood and connecting the LGBTQ community.
The original show was fighting for tolerance.
Our fight is for acceptance.
– Tan France
Watch the full first season of the new Queer Eye now on Netflix.
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Queer Eye is a fantastic reimagining of the classic series and a solid choice for Netflix as a new Original Series. The show showcases diverse viewpoints and ideas and captures the LGBTQ community in positive ways to help shift LGBTQ tolerance to LGBTQ acceptance. I highly recommend this series for everyone – not only those who identify as LGTBTQ – as the topics of acceptance and self-positivity are lessons we can all learn from.
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