The Queer Eye Guys Are Living Their Best Lives Down Under
Can we keep them please?
When Netflix launched its reboot of Queer Eye, ditching the "for the Straight Guy" of the old series wasn't the only change they made. The series introduced five new fab hosts into the fray, each one an expert in various fields.
Almost immediately the world was swooning for Antoni Porowski (food), Tan France (fashion), Karamo Brown (culture), Bobby Berk (design) and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming). The new fab five took the original show's concept of tolerance and pushed it further, demanding acceptance.
"We're able to talk about culturally relevant thing that you don't see on other shows," Tan said on Studio 10, "We're pushing an agenda so hard, which is not a planned agenda, it's just 'I want to be me, I don't want to hide who I am'."
"We do that really well on the show," he added.
Dropping the "for the Straight Guy" also opened the series up to allow the fab five to make over the not-so-hetero, with Episode 4 of Season 1 focusing on AJ, a gay man who had yet to come out of the closet to his stepmother. Not only did he make that jump on the show, but the episode also made sure he was out of the closet... to the whole world.
The series was a tearjerker to the max, as in if you didn't cry you're probably a Westworld-style robot or something. The beauty of the series was the joy and kindness that radiated off the fab five.
"We stifle men when it comes to talking about their emotions and being curious about life," culture vulture Karamo said, "and that's one of the things we try to fight against on the show".
Now, in the lead-up to the second season being released on Netflix on June 15, the boys are living their best lives down under, and even shot a very special episode in the NSW town of Yass where they were quite literally crowned Yass Queens.
Yass isn't the only slice of Aussie culture the boys received, with the ten daily team testing them on some pretty tricky trivia in the video above. When we asked them about certain crazy unbelievable Aussie facts we weren't expecting Jonathan to be a Harold Holt expert.
"Everyone was so mad because it was like four years after Kennedy was assassinated and everybody was like 'Why didn't he have a security detail?'" Jonathan told us.
"He had just had shoulder surgery and they said don't go swimming and he was like, 'I got this, I'm Prime Minister, I'm like a very strong swimmer'," before adding, "What if we found out that not only did we never find him... but he was also a dual citizen?"
You can binge the first season of Queer Eye on Netflix now before the second batch of episodes drops on June 15. Yaaaasssss.