The trend of nostalgia has been seriously popular the last few years, resulting in long awaited sequels and revivals for a variety of beloved properties. Netflix has certainly been in on the action, and has recently turned its eye on the world of unscripted TV, including the new season of Queer Eye. A modern version of the Emmy Award Winning Bravo classic, Netflix's Queer Eye brings a new cast to continue bridging gap between the LGBT community and straight men who need some quality of life improvements. I recently had the chance to speak with the new Fab Five, where I asked them which Netflix character needed a little makeover of their own. Their answers did not disappoint, and we've got it all on film. Check it out below.
Yes, the new Fab Five is actually that delightful. The guys are made up of Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion), and they had plenty of ideas for Netflix characters that could use a little love. So let's break down each of their choices.
Interior designer Bobby Berk first suggested Dustin from Stranger Things, which is quite the bold choice. The other Fab Five universally admonished his idea, as Gaten Matarazzo plays Dustin with perfection in the sci-fi series. And in regards to Dustin's grooming, he seems to have a little help on that end. The finale saw the little guy getting some hair and life advice from Steve Harrington, so perhaps the new cast of Queer Eye can focus on another fictional hero.
Real World alum and culture expert Karamo Brown put his eye on the title character of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Now this one I can get behind, as Kimmy has yet to really start dressing like an adult in the show's first three seasons on Netflix. In order to become the full fledged adult she's set out to be, Kimmy is going to need to dress the part. Additionally, she and Titus' apartment could use some serious work.
Grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness, who fans may know from his Emmy nominated webseries Gay of Thrones, would like to get to work with Lilly Tomlin's Frankie from Grace & Frankie. The polar opposite of her best friend and roommate, Frankie isn't known to be particularly put together. Her eclectic and flowing outfits are meant for optimum comfort, so she doesn't worry about things like matching. In addition to her clothes, Van Ness would love to work his magic on her signature hair, giving it a bit more hydration and style.
Finally, fashion man Tan France would like to give Claire Foy's Queen Elizabeth a bit more flare on The Crown. While The Queen always looks put together and truly radiates on screen, she paled in comparison to Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Margaret is an absolute stunner in the first two seasons, and France would like to even the playing field a bit. We'll just have to see how Helena Bohman Carter fares as the Princess.
From our conversation at Netflix's press junket in New York City, you can see why the new Fab Five were chosen for the streaming service's new season of Queer Eye (opens in new tab). The entire eight episodes are available now, so check them out! And be sure to check our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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