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Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ reboot is all about empathy at a time when we really need it

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When Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered in 2003, in the middle of another contentious Republican presidency, being gay in America didn’t look like it does today. Straight actors played gay characters in mainstream shows like Will and Grace and Queer as Folk. Then Queer Eye came along depicting gay men as professional experts. Though it moved the needle, there was still work to be done. 

“Before it was just one thing: We make things pretty,” said Tan France of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot. “That’s not enough. We want to be accepted as real members of the community.”

This time around, viewers will meet a new Fab Five. It’s a team that includes two married men, a single father, and proud black and Muslim experts to paint a more holistic view of being gay in America. Read more…

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