Before I review the newest version of Queer Eye, called "Queer Eye for the Straight Girl", I'd like to comment on the new "Queer Eye" where the Fab 5 help a soldier get ready for his tour in Iraq.
The Fab Five definitely needed several boxes of tissue for this one. Several times the camera caught the guys teary eyed and almost openly weeping. They all seemed to be quite touched in helping Ray and his new bride and their child create both a home and a living memory while he was stationed in the war zone.
This has to have been the most expensive QE ever. They had previously done a wedding, but never a whole home makeover and a wedding. The guys pulled everything they had. Glad to see that Ray didn't have to bother about cooking. Everything was taken care of by the Fab 5.
In the grooming department, they deemphasized "product" for a change and that was refreshing.
This episode was upbeat and touching. It climaxed with the wedding. A perfect way to end the start of the first new episode of the New Year.
Not to be outdone, QE has spun off a sibling, "QE for the Straight Girl", a kind of ladies night out.
Here we got four experts, 3 gay dudes and a lesbian. Each has a task. Robbie Laughlin, "the look", Danny Teeson, "the life", Damon Pease, "the locale" and Honey Labrador "the Lady".
All seemed to work their magic on their first "victim", Nicole, who was celebrating her 30th birthday relucantly, and needed some makeover help in her life. The shows stars interacted well, but not in a whiney way. They indeed helped Nicole to overcome her big 3 oh in style.