Why Everyone Should Watch Queer Eye on Netflix

Looking to start a new show on Netflix about fashion, food, lifestyle, design, and more? Then you’ve clicked on the right article. If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, then stop reading this right now and go get one because Queer Eye is a Netflix original and is only available on Netflix. If you do have Netflix however, get a tissue box, a warm blanket, and some snacks because after finishing the first episode, you won’t want to leave your bed until you’ve binged it all.

What is Queer Eye?

Netflix’s Queer Eye is a show that was originally adapted from a Bravo series, called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In February of 2018, Queer Eye was rebooted and premiered on Netflix. In such a short period of time, the show has become an Emmy award-winning worldwide phenomenon and of course, loved by so many for numerous reasons.  

Queer Eye is a show that focuses on individuals that are in desperate need of a makeover designed to improve their lives in many different aspects. But as the slogan of the show says, Queer Eye is “more than a makeover.” Queer Eye is meant to help shape the lives of the “heroes” that they visit by helping to positively change their lifestyles since they can’t do so on their own. Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness, better known as the “Fab Five” bring their different talents to the table to help transform the heroes they visit on the show. 

Who are the “Fab Five”?

Antoni Porowski, a fellow Canadian from Montreal, who has a love for avocados as well as corgi dogs, is known as the food and wine expert on the show. Antoni helps people to broaden their food horizons by teaching them to cook meals in an easy, healthy, and affordable way. Most of the people the Fab Five visit on the show don’t put in any effort in their meals and usually stick to microwavable or fast food. Although Antoni is an expert in the kitchen, he is also an expert in human connection. Antoni shows others the joy and importance associated with cooking and how making food and teaching other people helps build stronger relationships as well as valuable life lessons and traditions that can be passed on for future generations. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mohair and ramen. That’s it. That’s the mood. #antoniinthekitchen

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Tan France, known for his “french tucks” and perfect hair is the British fashion legend, icon, and expert on the show. Tan teaches the people on the show how easy it is to dress properly for all sorts of occasions when you have all the pieces of the fashion puzzle. What makes Tan so incredible is how he is able to make such a simple look completely change the appearance of someone. Tan doesn’t try to push people to wear something that they are uncomfortable with, but instead tries to take into consideration what they like or already own, and elevates it into a more polished look. Tan’s ultimate goal is to make people feel comfortable and confident in what they wear and to always ensure that everyone is looking their absolute best while keeping in mind what style is appropriate for them, their age, and their body type. With time, patience, and a french tuck, Tan has the heroes leaving the dressing room feeling like a million bucks. 

 

When Karamo Brown comes on screen, that’s when you know it’s time to grab your tissue box. Karamo, also known as the culture expert on the show, will take you into your psyche and help you to overcome your mental battles. Karamo is essentially the therapist of the show and on the more emotional side of things, helps the heroes to express their feelings and hardships of life’s obstacles, as well as getting to the root of the problem that may be causing those issues in the first place. Known for his wise words and insightful life advice, Karamo uses deep talks and exercises to help others to accept, cope and embrace everyday challenges. Karamo also shows people the beauty in the ups and downs that life has to offer while reminding those that need to hear it, that they are important, that they matter, and that they are loved.

 

 

The creative design genius of the show is Bobby Berk. Bobby brings to life a house that was once lifeless and in need of major renovations. Whether the place is big or small, Bobby combines the interests and memories of the heroes he’s working with to transform their spaces into their dream home. When Bobby completes a house, it almost becomes unrecognizable because of the way he is able to completely optimize the space by also adding in pops of colour, things for organization, and an overall easier and more accessible way to live.  

 

 

Jonathan Van Ness, or JVN for short, is a man of many talents. Grooming is his expertise on the show, and from hair to nails, to skincare, makeup, JVN has his heroes leaving as the most gorgeous versions of themselves. A major struggle and frequent pattern on the show is with the heroes not taking time in the morning for themselves. A big thing that Jonathan preaches is looking good and taking care of yourself, for not only you but the other people in your life. Jonathan shares his beauty secrets that are catered specifically for everyone’s different needs and helps people to understand the importance of spending time and grooming oneself. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish! 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday Fierce HAUX 🏳️‍🌈📸 @irrisrray for @prism

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What makes Queer Eye so great?

Queer Eye is one of my favourite shows and a show that I recommend to everyone is because of the message it holds. Queer Eye bestows upon their audience nothing but positive messages and a human connection. Although the Fab Five use their talents to help change the lives of those on the show, it makes anyone watching at home feel like there is nothing that can stop you from living your best life as well, and more importantly, being the best version of yourself that you can be. It’s one of those shows that inspires you to do better and be better and of course, see life in a whole new way. Not only that, Queer Eye also teaches acceptance. In a world that is sometimes very harsh and judgemental, especially some of the places that the Fab Five visit, it’s amazing to see how simply accepting and loving others for our differences can make life so much better when we all feel welcomed.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WE’RE OBSESSED WITH HER 🥰 [📸: @aekholloway / @oprahmagazine]

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I finished the show but I still want more! What do I do?

When I finished Queer Eye, I too was very lost and desperately wanting more content of these five fabulous men. So much so, that I actually purchased the Queer Eye book, which was co-written by the Fab Five. The book is perfect for a coffee table and is a self-help guide from the Fab Five themselves. Not only that but Jonathan has a podcast called Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, a show where JVN interviews many different people and asks them insightful questions that some people are too afraid to ask. Bobby just recently released his very own furniture line so you can even purchase some of his gorgeous designs for your very own home. I often find myself going on YouTube and watching Buzzfeed videos and other interviews of the Fab Five. And if that’s not enough, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, and Tan all have books on the market as well.