"Of all the changes made to Queer Eye when it came back to life on Netflix, including the move to Atlanta from the Bravo era’s NYC base, this unflinching display of vulnerability was the most transformative," says Brett White. "That’s because the 'five perfect gay guys' critique has a basis in reality. That’s very much what Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was when it debuted in 2003–and maybe that’s because that’s what people needed to see at the time. But the show that premiered in 2018 was different in that it let the Fab Five have an interior life that actively informed the exterior. Season 2 pushed this further, showing that the Fab Five could also learn from the heroes they were making over...And in Season 3, Antoni–the most private of the five–got on the same level as camp director Joey while talking about addiction...This complicated emotional honesty is such a part of the show that it is definitely not a spoiler to say that it is a big part of Season 4." ALSO: Read an oral history of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Queer Eye.
TOPICS: Queer Eye, Netflix, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Reality TV