Watch as the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Original Fab 5 and the Queer Eye New Fab 5 discuss topics ranging from why the show is relevant now more than ever to the Fab 5 brotherhood and advice for the new Fab 5! This new reinvention of the show comes as the original celebrates its 15th Anniversary later this year, with the groundbreaking first season of the Bravo reality series winning an Emmy Award for Best Reality Series. Whether or not this new series will be able to follow in its footsteps remains to be seen, but we also have a second trailer with new footage from the show.
The first four-minute video shows the new Fab 5, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France meeting four of the original Fab 5 members, Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Jai Rodriguez, although Ted Allen was not in attendance. The new Fab 5 reveals how the show inspired them, with Bobby sharing an interesting story about how the show actually lead to him losing his job. The reality show had actually come to his workplace to film an episode, and Bobby's job was to make sure the place was ready for filming, but his boss had clocked him out too early, and when Bobby tried to fix it, he was fired, while the episode was filming.
Original star Carson Kressley also revealed how so many people approached him about how the show enabled gay men to come out of the closet in a safe environment, while some of the new stars explain how the show impacted their lives. Original star Kyan Douglas reveals that the series marked the first time a lot of young gay men actually saw someone like them on TV, while Jai Rodriguez offered some advice to the new cast, stating that they don't have to become "best friends," but this experience will make them "brothers."
It's been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion). This season Queer Eye trades its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!
In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer. The Emmy Award winning Queer Eye is back and ready to Make America Fabulous Again. With a new Fab 5 and the show's toughest missions to date, Queer Eye moves from the Big Apple to turn the red states pink... one makeover at a time. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as executive producer for the new series, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg also serves as an executive producer in association with ITV Entertainment. Queer Eye launches globally on Netflix February 7, 2018. Take a look at the new trailers below, along with a photo of the original Fab 5 and their new counterparts.