14 Things You Didn’t Know About Netflix’s Queer Eye
Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye is officially returning for season two and fans of the Fab Five couldn’t be more thrilled! The hugely popular Netflix series comes as a reboot from an early 2000’s version of the show entitled Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. The reboot follows a similar premise and features five gay men providing straight men with advice on everything from grooming, cooking, fashion, interior design, food, wine, and culture. Queer Eye has proved to be so much more than just an average makeover show and teaches life lessons on important topics such as racial barriers and stereotypes about masculinity. For more insight into the Fab Five, follow along for 12 things you didn’t know about Netflix’s Queer Eye:
14. Karamo was on The Real World previously
Surprisingly, Queer Eye isn’t Karamo Brown’s first time appearing on reality television! The Fab Five member actually appeared on television back in 2004 on the MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia. His appearance on The Real World marked a revolutionary moment for the industry — the first time a black, gay male appeared on reality TV!
13. The people being made over are referred to as “heroes”
Rather than referring to them as participants or contestants, the Fab Five refers to the individuals who are being made over as “heroes.” This is something that hasn’t been done before on reality television and is definitely refreshing and empowering. The heroes are taking positive steps towards bettering themselves by asking for help and they deserve to be acknowledged for it.