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Breaking: Fashion Is Kinda Gay


New reality series reveals it's not easy being perfect

Monday night the premiere episode of Scouted, a new E! series about models and the business behind them, aired and among the scouts responsible for finding the freshest new faces to make the rest of us feel like refugees from the monster farm is industry vet Michael Flutie.

And while plenty of reality shows shove contestants' gayness under the rug--which reminds us, why isn't Crate & Barrel sponsoring some sort of weaving show?--Flutie said to the Huffington Post that on Scouted, there will be none of that.

Fashion, after all, is a pretty gay business.

"It's not like in Hollywood. In fashion, a photographer or a client isn't going to not hire a model because he's gay," he explained.

It also helps that there's no shortage of other queers working in almost every aspect of the industry.

"You have to remember that a huge percentage of the population working in fashion is also gay, so there aren't the same obstacles as in Hollywood, where producers and agents and studio heads are hesitant," Flutie explained. "Actors have to be more concerned because the industry may not want to book them if they're gay, but in fashion that's not even a consideration. No one looks at a model in a Tom Ford suit and thinks, 'That guy's gay.'"

No one, really? Because, well, we sort of do.

Anyway, tune in Mondays at 10 to check out Scouted.

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