[Ed. – Were you really unprepared for this?]
It’s not just the straight guys struggling to be the most fabulous versions of themselves anymore, though their inclination toward cargo shorts and headboard-less beds still ranks them as some of the most unfortunate among us. In 2018, the Queer Eye casts its scrutinizing gaze on all humans.
The first season of Netflix’s Queer Eye revival, which dropped the “For the Straight Guy” title that the original Bravo series launched with 15 years ago, telegraphed a new “for the woke guy” branding for the series. And the second season of the reboot, which premiered this weekend, is taking it a step further: Its wokeness is no longer gendered.
“The original show was fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance,” said host Tan France in that first batch of episodes, which included a standout installment that centered on the physical and emotional makeover of a gay man. The new crop of episodes, perhaps even more so than that first run, makes good on that crusade, with its landmark trans and first female makeovers.