Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is the hippest show on Television. The premise is simple. Start with a straight guy whose life, wardrobe, and home are so hopelessly shabby that he will do anything to get them looking like somone actually cared about them. In this case, anything involves having a SWAT team of five gay guys deconstruct the neglected life and put it back together with a bit of flair and a lot of snappy dialogue. The straight guys crying for help in these shows are little more than bears with bad furniture. Most of them have not shaved for days, cleaned house for weeks, or bought new clothes for years. They have so little sense of style that they clearly gave up being cool or even clean ages ago. Each episode finds these poor guys giving over responsibility for their wardrobe, personal hygiene, cooking, and interior decorating to the stars of the show. They are desparate and the Fab Five always rescues them albeit while poking more than a little fun along the way. The over the top dialogue is what makes this show so much fun. The Fab Five never forgets that they are in the scene to create tension and contrast and they always do it with style. Finally, there is a reason to turn your television on. Check out Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Bravo.

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