Queer Eye for the Straight Woman

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Postby pres_dabien » 24 Jan 2005, 05:28

I assume many of you are refering to the UK version of the show. The US version which is aired on the Bravo network has just introduced the concept of gay guys helping straight women. This is not the first take-off show from the UK concept. Last year, Comedy Central aired their own version of Straight Eye for the Queer Guy which did a great job of poking fun at the silly makeover concept. I have no idea why a straight guy would want his girlfriend/wife to get tips from gay guys. The show would be a great service if they dropped the gay guys and used five straight women:

1. Escort/stripper
2. Massage therapist
3. Chef
4. Psychiatrist
5. Fitness expert
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Postby wonder » 30 Jan 2005, 19:35

I've been watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and it really does have some excellent advice for guys to get their life in order. Especially the short tips at the end of the show. And especially if the advice doesn't involve a lot of money. Just wise tips.

But lately, that particular show has had much more to do with money-makeovers than solid advice. I mean, if you invest $10,000 in a dingy studio suite, it's gonna look good.

And when it comes to some of their advice about wine and food, you're talking a lot of time and expense, which some guys just don't have. Which is the whole point really.

But overall, a guy can pick up some great lifestyle advice from the Fab Five. :wink:

OTOH, did you see that episode with the Korean guy? :lol: :lol: :lol: What a mama's boy.

What a disaster! And his girlfriend was not worthy of any concerted effort. The more he tried the worse it got. She was not having any of it. I think the Thai massage is what really ruined him. :bravo:
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Postby Poagao » 31 Jan 2005, 01:11

Stereotypical portrayals of minorities on TV: what an amazingly original concept.

Also, wouldn't you think that gay men would know even less than straight men about women?
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Re: Queer Eye for the Straight Woman

Postby maoman » 31 Jan 2005, 01:20

housecat wrote:I like that show and not only because the guys take these total dumps of human beings and make them look like a first prize catch, but also because they usually give some great advice to the guys about girls and how to understand/please/get along with them. They seem to have more insight into women and relationships the same way they have more insight into fasion.

So, I was wondering what, if any, advice a gay guy might have for us women about our straight men. Seems to me that a gay guy might just have a unique perspective, being a guy himself.

Thanks!

Why not ask a lesbian? Why would a queer guy's advice be sought by both genders but not a queer woman?
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Postby Limey » 31 Jan 2005, 10:26

:noway: I wanted to slap that Korean SOB last night. Jeeeezus, more money than sense, more attitude than dick, and what a bitch of a girl friend; at least try to say something good! Not to mention the irritating dog :fume:

Anyway, we had a good laugh, but I couldn't help thinking just how much he needed the help. Twenty four years old, and mommy bought his furniture?? No wonder it was the girl friend who contacted the Fab 5 to sort him out.

:loco:

What a great show!
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Postby wonder » 31 Jan 2005, 10:42

Limey wrote::noway: Twenty four years old, and mommy bought his furniture?? No wonder it was the girl friend who contacted the Fab 5 to sort him out.


I kinda came in half-way through this episode. I didn't know it was hit bitch GF that contacted the F5!!! Considering her piss-poor attitude, I think she knew the outcome would be less than perfect.

Maybe she was just hoping against hope that SOMETHING would save this boy from Mama's grasp. :noway: Wasn't meant to be.

I lived in Seoul city for two years and now I know exactly what Korean women were talking about when they said Korean men had no idea how to treat them. :roll:
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