These Powerful Scenes From Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Revival Tackle Being Black And Gay In 2018

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February 16th 2018

15 years after Queer Eye for the Straight Guy came to TV, the series returns to Netflix and is going global with a new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

Its description: This season Queer Eye trades its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!"

In this clip from the series provided to Shadow and Act, we meet young, closeted black man named AJ, who truggles with living his true self. He talks about how, at times, it feels like by just being black, you're already working with a strike against you, so being gay and black can seem insurmountable. AJ wasn't able to come out to his father before he passed, which is his deepest regret.

In Queer Eye, Karamo and the rest of the fab five help him to live his best life and own the fact that he is a "Strong. Beautiful. Black. Gay. Man." Those five words aren't always used in the same sentence in today's culture.

Watch the clip below:


Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as executive producer for the new series, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg also serves as an executive producer in association with ITV Entertainment.

Queer Eye is streaming on Netflix now.

 

by Shadow and Act on February 16th 2018
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