QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY

Having seen much buzz for this odd Bravo show, most recently via The Spoons Experience, I finally broke down and watched the show. Other than the gay/straight angle, I’m honestly not sure what the big deal is. It’s basically a standard “makeover” show, except that the end product is only appropriate if you are self-employed in Manhattan. On the episode I saw, they took a long haired wannabe artist/carpenter and made him a straggly haired guy in ripped jeans, wingtips, and no socks. I’m not sure how helpful that is.

I believe I shall pass on “Boy Meets Boy,” another Bravo show that they were advertising. It may be a bit too much culture for me. . . .

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Comments

  1. Spoons says:

    You didn’t love it?!?

    HATE CRIME!!!

  2. joy says:

    I caught part of the first episode this evening as a re-run. I thought it was hilarious. (and that’s saying alot for a person who rarely watches tv.)

    Although I really, really was disappointed the food and wine guy was gay. And I could use the two guys who redid the house — they honestly had a much better sense of style than most of those home shows on HGTV.

  3. O. F. Jay says:

    I wonder, who paid the tab for the show? Somewhere close to 10K was spend on the long-haired guy who got a layered haircut. And the straight men (perhaps for fear of backlash?) aren’t squeamish enough over whatever “gay stuff” they’re doing to him.

    I think I’ll stick to Cirque du Soleil (despite the Canadian origin and French name; the Cirque is pretty apolitical) especially since the new one came out a few nights ago.

  4. I love that show; I really do. And I’m not entirely sure why.

    It just seems to answer the problem that there are a lot of straight men out there who are utterly clueless about how to attract women.

    The flamer is annoying–but I think they felt they had to have one.

  5. Ursula says:

    Finally saw an episode this weekend. Show is no different from all the other make over shows…expect perhaps the budget.