Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003. The program's name was changed from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after the third season to broaden the scope of its content. The series was created by openly gay executive producer David Collins and his straight producing partner David Metzler, and produced by their production company, Scout Productions.
The show is premised on and plays with the stereotypes that gay men are superior in matters of fashion, style, personal grooming, interior design, and culture. In each episode, the team of five gay men known collectively as the "Fab Five" perform a makeover (in the parlance of the show, a "make-better") on a person, usually a straight man, revamping his wardrobe, redecorating his home, and offering advice on grooming, lifestyle, and food.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy debuted in 2003 and quickly became both a surprise hit and one of the most talked-about television programs of 2003. The success of the show led to merchandising, franchising of the concept internationally, and a woman-oriented spin-off, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl. The show's name was shortened to Queer Eye at the beginning of its third season to reflect the show's change in direction from making over only straight men to including women and gays. Queer Eye ended production in June 2006 and the final 10 episodes aired in October 2007. The series ended October 30. The "Fab Five" in the show, consist of: Ted Allen: "Food and Wine Connoisseur", expert on alcohol, beverages, food preparation, and presentation Kyan Douglas: "Grooming Guru", expert on hair, grooming, personal hygiene, and makeup Thom Filicia: "Design Doctor", expert on interior design and home organization Carson Kressley: "Fashion Savant", expert on clothing, fashion, and personal styling Jai Rodriguez: "Culture Vulture", expert on popular culture, relationships, and social interaction… Expand
- Genre(s): Reality, Health & Lifestyle, Game Show
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 5 premiere date: Oct 2, 2007
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 12:00 AM
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