Queer Eye For The Straight Guy WTF

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Millar (Millar), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, I've been looking forward to this. Is it starting soon?

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Millar you should totally try to be on this show.

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

But I already have a macintosh

Millar (Millar), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:24 (sixteen years ago) link

But you need the Clay Aiken hairdo! You know you want to...

Nicole (Nicole), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

but do you have a mackintosh? a nice burberry plaid one?

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Is it hosted by this guy? oh goodie

http://www.kuci.org/~brianm/ile/clowell.jpg

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:54 (sixteen years ago) link

gay people talk like THIS

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 2 July 2003 01:58 (sixteen years ago) link

That's brilliant. I am dying to be on. I knew there was a reason I don't like pleats... instincts.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Seriously though, how is this any different from this? Positive stereotypes are still stereotypes, etc.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:03 (sixteen years ago) link

(on another note, I can't stop laughing at "complete with that 'new man' smell")

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I like fashion, I like makeover shows, and I like people who are comfortable in their own skin. These gay men couldn't possibly be more camp than Joan Rivers.

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link

donut bitch wins

Millar (Millar), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:07 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw a preview of this -- they make over this burly bearded guy. But they only had him trim the beard, they did not make him remove it! I seethed over the injustice of it all.

Nicole (Nicole), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:09 (sixteen years ago) link

that is so gay

JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:14 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Hey, who watched this! I'm partway through it on tivo right now. The opening credits are really priceless. Good production values.

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

The ladies at my work were all talking about it this morning. They loved it. Which means I would hate it.

NA. (Nick A.), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 16:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Straight men are SO SLOPPY. TEEHEE

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

[insert living-in-Seattle joke here]

M Matos (M Matos), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

OK, I actually watched this cos my mom begged me to watch that and Cupid because apparently I "am totally Laura" whatever the fuck that means (I couldn't figure out who Laura was but I wasn't paying attention much). It was ridiculous. I mean, the whole scene about working the product in from the back just pissed me off.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I tuned in last night, totally prepared for this to suck, but I ended up laughing my head off: the straight male has to be secure as hell to allow a stranger to hug all over you. [The episode with "Butch" the artist was priceless: Carson (the blond guy) was thisclose to copping a feel.]

Now, if they could rerun the episodes I miss on the weekend, that's good with a bag of crisps.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link

they rerun it all the time. Here's the schedule:
http://www.bravotv.com/Schedule/search.bravo?keyword=Queer%20Eye

Also, how about this? I heard something about how the main guy in the show is now saying that is was horrible and mean or something like that.
http://www.bravotv.com/Boy_Meets_Boy/

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 17:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I'm going to see where to apply. I need a makeover. The jeans+workshirt+Docs-or-Chuck Taylors look just isn't doing it anymore.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 17:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Does anyone else remember this?

Prude (Prude), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Note to self: more sassy, less curmudgeon.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 19:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Watched the first episode (subject: "Butch" the painter) last night. Seems like a hodge-podgey hybrid of "What Not to Wear," "Changing Rooms" and the like....only cattier. It seemed a bit rushed, but still damn funny. Carson the Fashion Queen is easily the most entertaining (and invariably the star-elect of the show). Couldn't stay awake for the second one (the living room with all the lawn toys in it). The theme of the show should be "Gay Bar" by the Electric Six.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 19:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I really love this show. The b/f loves it too, it's the funniest thing. I'm a little afraid it's giving him image issues ("Should I be waxing my eyebrows?")

teeny (teeny), Monday, 21 July 2003 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, I actually watched this the other night when I was really fucking tired from a day of water park excursions and it was better than expected. Pretty funny, and the guy did end up looking considerably better (it was the Butch artis guy episode).

NA the Billion Dollar Hobo (Nick A.), Monday, 21 July 2003 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

The funny thing about Butch is they just made him look like every other style-conscious NYC guy, whereas pre-makeover he looked different and interesting. He did clean up pretty good though.

teeny (teeny), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I loved how his Yanni-esque long dark-haired friend was freaking out that he would be forced to lose his long luxurious lockes too!

Sarah McLUsky (coco), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:11 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah WTF was up with his peer group; they were like a pack of Jesuses roaming the streets of Manhattan.

teeny (teeny), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:15 (sixteen years ago) link

!!! Teeny's image is a beautiful thing.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 21 July 2003 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
And actually, given the last line in this story, maybe Teeny was strangely prescient.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

hurrah! That's a nice story too.

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 18:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Kressley admits he couldn't have imagined "in 2 million years" that the show would strike the cultural nerve that it has. "It's happened because we have no political agenda. We're all just about having a good time and making people feel better about themselves ... I'm also pretty amazed at how much we're able to get away with on this show. An awful lot gets left in. And I have the restraining orders to prove it."

May I say how much I adore this guy? Thankyouvery much:>

Since QE debuted on Bravo, I've been glued to my set every Tuesday night. Imagine gay guys that actually have fashion sense;>

Teeny: If you thought Butch was funny, just wait til they show you the Staten Island cop with the hot model girlfriend(!) that has to be taught to show her a good time....

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah WTF was up with his peer group; they were like a pack of Jesuses roaming the streets of Manhattan.

True, but when was the last time you saw Jesus clad in Prada?

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:04 (sixteen years ago) link

apparently my college friend Josh Diaz will be on tonight's episode.

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh Nichole, I totally have every episode! I've been looking forward to hstencil's friend as well. Although last week with the fabio guy and his greek momma, that'll be so hard to beat. "I fell like I made five new friends today." Awwww.

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:07 (sixteen years ago) link

TELL me about it! I so wanted to hug him---even though he could have easily crushed me

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:09 (sixteen years ago) link

the funny thing is Josh isn't nearly as much of a slob now as he was in college. If the show was on back then, they would've needed like a three-parter episode just to clean his room.

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:09 (sixteen years ago) link

(did you see the QE males on the VMA's (MTV) last week? Pauvre Jimmy Fallon---though he well fit in.)

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:11 (sixteen years ago) link

i hate this show and i've never even seen it! it just sounds like a bunch of "Boys in the Band" stereotypes, no?? one's a hairdresser and another one's an interior design expert, etc. gay guys as cute little pets/servants/culture know-it-alls. we've come a long way, baby!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Tracer, to me, this show plays with the stereotypes: "Sure I know the part I'm playing, but I do it with a bit of a wink." Who better to poke fun at you, than you?

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:26 (sixteen years ago) link

sorry, wrong thread - racist/sexist/whatever jokes told "ironically"

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:28 (sixteen years ago) link

It's less about any supposed gayness than it is about fetishising consumer culture. I'm all about that. Girlfriend.

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Sure I know the part I'm playing, but I do it with a bit of a wink.

just is not good enough. Tracer is OTM - just about every gay guy i know falls into the category Tracer suggests and to add inslut to injury they talk/ dress/think the same. listen to the same Music etc. it's depressing. Maybe i just dont know the right ones but i have LOOKED HARD for a long time.

jed_e_3 (jed_e_3), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Tracer, what do you mean "we?"

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:34 (sixteen years ago) link

yes, i know you're not gay, hstencil, i mean just look at your shoes!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:37 (sixteen years ago) link

bbbut I'm wearing flip flops!

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:38 (sixteen years ago) link

just about every gay guy i know falls into the category Tracer suggests and to add inslut to injury they talk/ dress/think the same. listen to the same

I respect your opinion (and your Freudian slip), but how can you assume every gay guy acts the same---unless you surveyed the entire nation?

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 19:39 (sixteen years ago) link

The 2nd and 3rd episodes goddamn. Wesley is so amazing.

Lucy and her dad broke my heart. Also Michelle Kwannn. <3 <3

Roz, Sunday, 21 July 2019 08:31 (three months ago) link

It was Wanda who really broke my heart. For her to develop a tough, no-frills life and let nothing in, presumably in order to protect herself and her girls, and then to find out that they are actually scared of her and that she didn't do as good a job as she thought she did... that was hard to watch. She genuinely did not seem to understand what was happening. I hope she and her daughters get some further help.

trishyb, Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:23 (three months ago) link

I loved Wanda but she seemed to need something much deeper than they could give her in a week - I got the feeling that her stepping back from her job was more lip service than anything? And she was so hurt by that talk with her daughters ... like maybe Karamo should be deployed to stay an extra month with her lol idk

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 July 2019 14:16 (three months ago) link

That above interview with Karamo is so good.

Yerac, Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:13 (three months ago) link

I am at the beginning of a cold and watching the new season is killing me because crying is going to lead to chest congestion.

Yerac, Sunday, 21 July 2019 21:19 (three months ago) link

I know people rag on Antoni but i like him a lot. To be fair his remit doesn't really enable him to do much because changing diets and health takes years, not a week.

Although I still remember the peanut salsa that was supposed to be eaten with your hands.

In other news, I saw a French Tuck in the wild! First time and probably last time.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Sunday, 21 July 2019 23:41 (three months ago) link

Antoni got pretty real w Wanda which was the first I’ve really see him challenge a guest, which was interesting tho maybe ill-advised

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 July 2019 00:42 (three months ago) link

Yeah, he was NOT comfortable around her.

It was weird to see dairy farmer guy at the end. It was obviously a very clever makeover for the team to do: as they said, small farms like that need to attract new business, and that means learning how to deal with townies.

trishyb, Monday, 22 July 2019 11:37 (three months ago) link

In other news, I saw a French Tuck in the wild! First time and probably last time.

― Funky Isolations (jed_), Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:41 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

This is weird bc I've been doing them (along with literally everyone else) since the late 80s when I was in jr high and high school and we all wore oversized men's tshirts. I still do it! I think they just put "French" on it to sound fancy.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Monday, 22 July 2019 13:13 (three months ago) link

french aka loose

ogmor, Monday, 22 July 2019 13:35 (three months ago) link

Kenny's new dog was so well behaved. It broke my heart.

The Antoni and Wanda scene was so uncomfortable and confusing.

Yerac, Monday, 22 July 2019 13:52 (three months ago) link

the whole wanda episode left a bit of a bad taste - the usual method for creating a good episode just seemed to go wrong in all kinds of unexpected ways and i ended up feeling kinda worried for the relationship between her and her daughters, she just seemed so shocked that her perception of them being three inseparable buddies was just not how they saw it at all

lmao at karamo just flat-out refusing to engage with / being horrified by rural life in farmer matt’s episode

thought Wesley's shooter could've at least said something like "I felt justified at the time doing what I did, but man seeing that you're still in a wheelchair from something I did in heat of the moment gives me pause". That Wesley still got closure from that encounter...props to him.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:52 (three months ago) link

From the Karamo article, Wesley and the guy were there for 3 hours talking.

Yerac, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 01:39 (three months ago) link

the way that shooting went down still seems v bizarre to me

it’s cool Wesley forgave him but i’d be like, “ok and all with your explanation but you fuckin SHOT me, dude. a LOT of times. over nothing? what the hell!?”

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 01:57 (three months ago) link

exactly! Def seems like being the victim of the shooting changed him a lot more (for the better) than being the shooter changed the other guy.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:39 (three months ago) link

maybe that's the defense you build up to deal with what you did to someone. "I didn't want to do it but he left me no choice" or whatever his rationale was.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 02:40 (three months ago) link

WOW. Okay. I got a very strong "anger" read off Wanda during that confrontation with her daughters. I could FEEL the defensive shutters slamming closed. Also, Antoni is my fave and I love him but he was not ready for that kitchen scene with her. He wasn't just pushing her--he was in his own feelings.

And then her almost violent renunciation of the drill team at the end, which hadn't been discussed with her assistant directors? That's not a transition plan. That's just plain rude and selfish--and I think still coming from anger.

All in all, a strange episode.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:49 (three months ago) link

otm

the thing Wanda said after the meeting w her daughters to Karamo, that she was surprised that her daughters “required” love was very telling.

her subtext being “i gave them everything but obviously THAT wasn’t enough”

super defensive

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 01:21 (three months ago) link

Yessssssss very much so. Not...good.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:37 (three months ago) link

should there still be a bracket wherein they admit that the life makeover didn't work this time? because it can't all be "yes queen" success.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:50 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

MY HEART (this out of the blue japanese queer eye).

Yerac, Friday, 1 November 2019 23:21 (one week ago) link

I want every season of QE to be in Japan from now on.

Yerac, Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:31 (one week ago) link

just want to say antoni was already my #1 dreamboat (karamo an extremely close #2), but last week a friend pointed me to antoni’s instagram and i literally fucking died

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:08 (one week ago) link

i have nothing else of value to add to this thread

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:08 (one week ago) link

Oh Yoko <3

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:29 (one week ago) link

Beautiful woman. Great episode.

Antoni doesn't know how to flip a tarte-tatin.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:33 (one week ago) link

the first two japans are excellent, the final one is… distressing

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:42 (one week ago) link

oh... :(

I'm on Kan's episode. He speaks English with an English accent which is very cute.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:46 (one week ago) link

They introduced the translator at the end of episode one and she's not been on screen again, which is a bit of a shame because she looked cute and fun. Since she's in the room I'd like her to be onscreen. Not all of the time but included. Maybe that's a minor niggle.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:56 (one week ago) link

i have nothing else of value to add to this thread

Love that you are posting to it, mate.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 03:50 (one week ago) link

i dont know if i can sustain this much crying for a whole season

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:25 (one week ago) link

jed <3

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:52 (one week ago) link

i dont know if i can sustain this much crying for a whole season

right? this japan collection is the best so far imo

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:53 (one week ago) link

I didn't know there were so few episodes and blew it all on the first night.

I loved it so much.

(I also felt it was off that the translators never appeared but the editing seemed smooth enough).

Yerac, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:21 (one week ago) link

isn’t it great? the cutting is so seamless that it really feels like they all just understood one another.

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 3 November 2019 20:01 (one week ago) link

antoni is like dream yaoi in some episodes.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 November 2019 20:10 (one week ago) link

When it's at its best this show really does make you want to be a better person.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 4 November 2019 01:21 (one week ago) link

Does that sound naff?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 4 November 2019 01:26 (one week ago) link

nope

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 November 2019 01:54 (one week ago) link

doesn’t sound naff at all. they really do help bring out the best in people in subtle ways, rather than going berserk with mega transformations that hide the real person. as a viewer, it feels possible for us to improve with similar small changes, which makes the whole shebang relatable.

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 4 November 2019 09:51 (one week ago) link

They introduced the translator at the end of episode one and she's not been on screen again, which is a bit of a shame because she looked cute and fun. Since she's in the room I'd like her to be onscreen. Not all of the time but included. Maybe that's a minor niggle.

― Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:56 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yeah she seemed much cooler than the fairly irritating japanese host, who is the only downside thus far (n.b. japan has some of the best reality hosts in tv history, viz. torichan, becky etc)

imago, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:02 (one week ago) link

I was thinking it was a shame they didn't get one of the panelists from Terrace House to really up the netflix synergy.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:07 (one week ago) link

god there were some moments in this mini season thingy. basically the whole yoko ep obv, but for whatever reason the bit where makoto was sobbing in karamo's arms had me weeping

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:08 (one week ago) link

same.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:09 (one week ago) link

what a horrible life those two were living in that hellish apartment though. i hope it works out for them but i have my doubts.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:12 (one week ago) link

man the Kan episode broke me

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:49 (six days ago) link

I thought the Makoto episode was going to go in all sorts of different directions. Really hope it works out for them. All four episodes were good, I thought.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:11 (yesterday) link


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