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'Queer Eye' Guys to Reunite for TV Special


Bravo is planning a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reunion to air next month, Variety reports:

Hosted by Andy Cohen, special will bring back together the “Fab Five”: food and wine connoisseur Ted Allen, grooming guru Kyan Douglas, design doctor Thom Filicia, fashion savant Carson Kressley and culture vulture Jai Rodriguez. The quintet will reflect on the series, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and discuss how their lives have changed.

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  1. That show was the worst. I think it's telling that none of them got into porn.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 19, 2013 2:32:40 PM

  2. I definitely WON'T be watching this gay minstrel show. But I already gave up on Bravo years ago when it started brokering on stereotypical representations as part of their ratings cash-grab. I hold Bravo, Andy Cohen and their peers largely responsible for the dumbing down of America and the rise of the prevalent and trivial celebrity-obsessed culture that exists.


    Posted by: MrPinky | Sep 19, 2013 2:42:56 PM

  3. "stereotypical" people exist. as do archetypical ones :D

    i think the anger we're seeing is from the usual insecure homosexuals who are bitterly angry that those "stereotypical gays" don't live with the constant fear and shame that cripples you boys every day of your sad@ss lives.

    oh well. yay for the special!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 2:46:57 PM

  4. No thank you. They should stay wherever they are. @MRPINKY: "Gay Minstrel Show" sums it up exactly. It was an embarrassment, as is Andy Cohen. I preferred it when gay men were automatically thought to be smart, sensitive, sophisticated and cultivated. We are all now just plain stupid consumerist airheads like our straight peers.

    Posted by: Alex N | Sep 19, 2013 2:48:35 PM

  5. dear gays who complain about "minstrel gays" - please kindly share with us all who YOU are, and the example of a Non-minstrel gay man that you openly represent to the world every day.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 2:50:07 PM

  6. Dear Little Kiwi,

    I am guessing you relate to the minstrel gay, which is entirely your prerogative. However, sharing an opinion does not necessitate instant knee-jerk hysteria from the minstrel. The minstrel would do best to take five minutes to breathe deeply and focus on the evening's outfit, and then return to such a forum with a stronger sense of self, thus allowing for less impulsive reactivity.

    Posted by: Alex N | Sep 19, 2013 3:06:52 PM

  7. "...when gay men were automatically thought to be smart, sensitive, sophisticated and cultivated..." Remind me, when was that exactly?

    Posted by: Lee Keels | Sep 19, 2013 3:07:32 PM

  8. I agree, screw that show! I thought we were rid of these vapid queens!

    Posted by: Johnny | Sep 19, 2013 3:13:03 PM

  9. Dear Alex N, you can't blame happy gay men who may embody things that stupid people deem to be "stereotypical" for your own insecurities as a gay man.

    They're enjoying life and don't care what people think. It's not their fault you don't have the orbs and spine to do the same.

    *elegant curtsy*

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 3:17:34 PM

  10. I thought it was going to be a 'Behind the Music' type of special. That I would see.

    Posted by: S, | Sep 19, 2013 3:19:24 PM

  11. While I gave up on Bravo's shows a long time ago, the first season of QE where they go the concept down was worth watching. And the spin offs with other casts in the UK was also interesting to see what a different designer would do with a space than Tom.

    Most of the hate here sounds like self-hate. Real men laugh when I say "ALL men are size queens". Now eat your liver and vegetables. Yes, that's right, I'm your Jewish momma.

    Posted by: Michael Vilain | Sep 19, 2013 3:20:28 PM

  12. and it's not just those "who relate" who take no issue with, and are not threatened by, what you cowards are calling the "minstrel gay" - you're just revealing our own insecurity.

    "oh Darn! THOSE kind of gays! they're the ones i hate because they're the ones that are being stereotypical and yet STILL have happy lives and live out loud and date and aren't afraid of being visible!"

    yeah. keep complaining. from a place of anonymity. won't make the Fab Five's live worse, won't make yours better :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 3:20:41 PM

  13. Why? Did someone miss this show?

    Posted by: Matt27 | Sep 19, 2013 3:22:13 PM

  14. Menstrual gay? Oh, I forget we have lesbians!

    Posted by: MBT | Sep 19, 2013 3:25:02 PM

  15. much hate on here! I actually enjoyed the first couple of seasons of QE and might just tune in to see what they've been up too.
    As for all the haters on this don't have to watch if you don't want too.

    Posted by: mikep | Sep 19, 2013 3:25:43 PM

  16. @MikeP - it's textbook. gay men who hate being gay men and who live in fear of what people think about them take extreme issue with happy out and proud gay men who DON'T care what people think about them.

    oh well. :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 3:30:04 PM

  17. @Little Kiwi, that's one theory. My reason is simply didn't like the show. (I don't hate being gay, don't live in fear of other people's opinions etc. Sorry.)

    Posted by: Matt27 | Sep 19, 2013 3:37:01 PM

  18. one that simply doesn't like the show doesn't go into a full on rant screaming about "minstrels"

    nuance, please.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 3:48:43 PM

  19. Good to know that one can have an opinion on these threads without being attacked for things that have nothing to do with one's original comments. ;)

    But I'll indulge you, Little Kiwi...

    I am a 49yo openly gay man of color (and an immigrant) who works in the music industry, primarily with hip-hop artists but also with some of the pop artists who get a lot of blog coverage here. I am: happy; proud of my accomplishments (personally, professionally); comfortable in my own skin; highly opinionated; relatively intelligent; appreciate the full spectrum of gay culture; and can camp it up with the best of them. I am not: self-hating; invisible; stupid; or a coward.

    My opinion stands on Queer Eye, Bravo, Andy Cohen, the dumbing down of our culture. And i choose to not participate in the "culture" perpetuated by it/them... Agree. Disagree. I don't really care, sweetheart.

    Posted by: MrPinky | Sep 19, 2013 3:57:30 PM

  20. Pinky, how nice that your porno blog is almost entirely white dudes, too :D

    helpful hint: confident secure gay man don't say any of the nonsense you rambled on about.

    are you on your blog? i didn't see any 49yo non-white dudes on it :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 4:07:34 PM

  21. I hope it's not going to be a sad little clip show. The only one that really did any TV afterwards was Ted. Thom got a few commercials out of it. Carson's reality TV show got canceled. Jai and Kyan didn't have enough personality to do anything on their own.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 19, 2013 4:10:31 PM

  22. @Matt27, probably to due with the show's tenth anniversary.

    For all it's campiness, I really enjoyed the show and appreciate the role it played in increasing visibility and acceptance of GLBT people. I'm looking forward to the reunion.

    Posted by: Joel V | Sep 19, 2013 4:17:07 PM

  23. Little Kiwi: Again, nothing to do with my original comment. My second comment was a direct response to your challenge re: anonymity of commenters. That's all.

    Posted by: MrPinky | Sep 19, 2013 4:22:32 PM

  24. you complain about "stereotypes" with zero understanding of the reality that something being deemed "stereotypical" does not in any way mean it's inherently negative.

    as for your "non-anonymity" - you're 49yo "openly gay man of color" who provided us all with his NSFW mostly-white-dudes porno blog.

    ok sugarpie ;-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 19, 2013 4:26:19 PM

  25. Oh, I had forgotten why I don't visit Towleroad like I used to: people like Little Kiwi and other all-day Internet typers.

    Posted by: Rey | Sep 19, 2013 4:50:12 PM

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