Netflix Is Rebooting Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, And Here’s the New Cast


The OG Fab 5

(Image credit: Bravo)

Remember the mid-2000s? The internet was mostly just LiveJournal, 50 Cent ruled the radio waves, and Bravo was an arts channel. All that changed (well just the last thing, actually) with the debut of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Bravo’s big tentpole makeover show. Now the internet is basically everything, 50 Cent is an actor and Queer Eye For the Straight Guy is getting the Netflix revival treatment (Netflix is such a Carson).

The new class

(Image credit: Netflix)

The reboot, which is coming in February, features a new “Fab 5”. Karamo Brown will be the culture guru, the role filled by Jai Rodriguez in the original; Jonathan Van Ness will be filling Kyan Douglas’s shoes in grooming; Tan France is the new Carson Kressley; Antoni Porowski replaces Ted Allen (who actually got him the gig—Porowski was Allen’s personal chef); and Bobby Berk is the new design consultant, Thom Filicia in the original.

The men were selected after hundreds auditioned from around the world. You may recognize Bobby Berk from his furniture line or Jonathan Van Ness from Gay of Thrones (the only recaps you need, IMO). The format of the show has changed a little—they’ll still be making over one hapless straight guy, but this time around they’ll be heading outside of New York City and into more conservative parts of the country. As series creator David Collins told Entertainment Weekly, “If the original round was about tolerance, this time it is about acceptance.”

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