Netflix ‘Turning Red States Pink’ With ‘Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’ Revival

Makeover shows were all the rage in the early 2000s, and one of the most groundbreaking is making a comeback. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of a Queer Eye For The Straight Guy reboot. As the name implies, the show will feature a group of gay men (each with their own area of expertise) giving a style, fashion, and personal makeover to a straight man.

Production is set to start in the spring of 2017. First order of business? Finding five new hosts to replace the originals. Some of the producers of this new show will be the ones who produced the original, but the on-screen talent is going to be all fresh faces.

There is one difference though. While the original version was based in New York City and had the participating men travel there, the new version of the show is promising to move beyond NYC and focus on more conservative areas, “turning red states pink one makeover at a time.”

Queer Eye debuted to pretty strong success in 2003 on the Bravo network, where it ran for five years. The show won an Emmy, plus spawned several international versions, and a Queer Eye for the Straight Girl series.

Netflix has been promising to bring a lot more reality content to their offerings, and it looks like they’re making good on their word, with this series debuting not long after the Sly Stallone hosted Ultimate Beastmaster.

Artie Beaty

Artie Beaty

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