Emmy Award winning Bravo television show ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ is currently enjoying its second innings after Netflix rebooted the show in 2018 under a shorter and more broadly acceptable name, ‘Queer Eye’. Season 1 of the reality television show was released by Netflix on February 7, 2018, and just months later, Netflix followed it up with Season 2, which released on June 15, 2018.
Both the seasons of ‘Queer Eye’ received outstanding responses from critics and audiences alike, and without delaying any further, Netflix announced on July 13, 2018 that ‘Queer Eye’ would be making a comeback with a third season, which premiered on March 15, 2019. Soon after the third season, the show was renewed for two more seasons. Here’s everything we know about its upcoming season.
Queer Eye Cast: Who is in it?
For those unaware, ‘Queer Eye’, like the original show, features five central “make better” experts known as the “Fab Five”. However, Netflix’s reboot features a different Fab Five that the experts who were present in the original show.
In ‘Queer Eye’, the Fab Five consists of food and wine expert Antoni Porowski, fashion expert Tan France, culture and lifestyle expert Karamo Brown, design expert Bobby Berk, and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness. Other people who are seen in the show include the people who the Fab Five go around helping. The current Fab Five have been around from Season 1, and it is expected that all of them will be making a comeback for Season 5 as well.
Queer Eye Plot: What is it about?
For the uninitiated, ‘Queer Eye’ tracks the Fab Five as they travel to small towns all over the world to try and make people’s lives better. The show is premised on the stereotype that gay men are experts in matters of lifestyle, fashion, culture, grooming etc., and the Fab Five typically help emotionally troubled, lonely heterosexual men get a makeover (“make better” as the show calls) so that they can turn their social lives around. Not only do the Fab Five help the “nominees” with grooming and wardrobe makeovers, they also help the beneficiaries inculcate better community values, and usher in important, healthy lifestyle changes. Every now and then, the show also sees the Fab Five help women and transgender people make their lives better.
In Seasons 1 and 2, we saw the Fab Five helping people in and around Atlanta, Georgia. After two seasons of helping people out in the area, Season 3 sees the five gay men go about their work in Kansas City, Missouri. Further, Season 3 was also season of firsts for the show – it featured the first duo and the first lesbian couple the Fab Five has worked with.