Like it or not, the 2000s are getting the mainstream comeback no one asked for. The latest addition to the reboot lineup is Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the former Bravo reality show will be “reimagined” with a new mission: “In a time when American stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave me will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer,” reads a statement for EW. “The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye is back and ready to Make America Fabulous Again. With a new Fab 5 and the show’s toughest missions to date, Queer Eye moves from the Big Apple to turn the Red States pink – one makeover at a time.”
The original show, which ran from 2003-2007 was well-received and progressive for its time in terms of LGBTQ visibility and representation, winning the GLAAD award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004 and 2005. The original Fab 5—Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Thom Filicia, Kyan Douglas, and Jai Rodriguez—may have some involvement in the show, but details are still scarce. As long as they keep early 2000s style dead and buried, we welcome them back.
Read the full EW article, here.