I’ve been a fan of Queer Eye (for the Straight Guy) since high school and I’m super thrilled that Netflix decided to revive the series. I remember when I first watched the series way back in high school, I really wished that I have gay friends like the Fab 5!
My favorite Fab 5 from the original series was Carson Kressley. He’s so funny and vibrant! 😄
What I love about the new series of Queer Eye is that it offers something new to the audience. While the expertise per member of the Fab 5 is still the same, I love that the new cast puts more heart to the purpose of the series’ to change a person’s life, one episode at a time.
And since the new series has 8 episodes, let me share with you 8 things that I learned and love about the new Queer Eye series. 😍
#1 You CAN fix ugly. In the pilot episode of the new series, the Fab 5 had a make over on an aged guy named Tom. This episode was an instant favorite of mine because the concept of a make over on a 50-plus-year-old guy puts a soft spot in heart. I learned that no matter how young or old you are; as long as you are open to possibilities, you can do everything. You CAN make it possible.
#2 Vulnerability is NOT a weakness. This world built a wrong belief system that showing care and emotions is a sign of weakness. This is absolutely fake news. Opening your arms to new experiences and to other people makes infinite opportunities. Being vulnerable to everything is absolutely sexy.
#3 Acceptance, not just tolerance. Another thing that I love about the new Queer Eye is that it openly talks about issues that are absolutely relevant in this day and age. I love how Karamo was brave enough to talk about race and gender issues. At the end of the day, we just need to have an open arms and let love trump hate.
#4 Live your Truth. The 4th episode was another favorite of mine because the Fab 5 helped a shy, closeted gay guy to come out to his loved ones. I am amazed how the Fab 5 pushed him to surrender and live his truth. I know a lot of gay and lesbian people are struggling to reveal their truth to their families and loved ones. They often feel that they will be judged or unaccepted when they reveal themselves to the world. This episode teaches each individual that the truth will set you free. You just have to take a leap of faith and trust the process.
#5 Make an effort. The 5th episode was a unique one because the Fab 5 picked a guy named Bobby Camp, a married man with 6 kids and a messy house. What struck me most in this episode was when Bobby shared with stylist Tan France that he doesn’t have time and resources to buy decent clothes. Tan gave him a powerful message on making an effort to everything, especially when it comes to relationships. Making an effort means making everything work. Dressing up is an effort but you don’t need to be excessive about it. You just to have a right balance of your time and resources to make everything work.
#6 Don’t get stuck in a rut. Signing up for a make over means signing up to get unstuck. I can totally relate in the 6th episode when the guy got complacent in his situation living in his grandmother’s house, and he has no motivation to move forward and change everything. Let’s be honest, at one point we all got so comfortable in a certain situation that we don’t want to get out of it. Then again, we know deep inside that we have to make that change. We need to muster all the courage to get unstuck. It may seem difficult at first but it will be all worth it.
#7 Just Do It. My second to the last learning nugget that I got from this show is that you just have to do what you gotta do. Want to be a comedian? Work on your craft. Want to change the way you dress? Learn your style. You. Just. Have. To. Do. IT.
#8 Lastly, do all things with love and passion. I love the last episode of Queer Eye when the Fab 5 helped the fire men in Atlanta overhaul their station to give back to the community. The last episode totally speaks about love and passion to everything. When you’re driven with something that you’re passionate about, you can do anything. You can change the world, one step at a time.
The new Queer Eye series is totally shamazing AF. I love that the creators and crew made such a powerful show in this day and age. ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 Do let me know in the comment below if you’re watching this show too! xoxo 😘