By Jethro Nededog
Bravo is paying homage to the five men who put them on the reality map.
It is bringing the “Fab Five” back together again for “Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later” airing in October.
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” culinary expert Ted Allen, grooming guy Kyan Douglas, design expert Thom Filicia, fashionisto Carson Kressley and culture guide Jai Rodriguez will join Andy Cohen to look back at the groundbreaking series, reveal some behind-the-scenes tales and where life has taken them since.
Viewers can tweet their questions for the guys to Cohen at @Andy.
Originally dedicated to fine arts programming, “Queer Eye” helped to redefine the network when it began airing in 2003. The out-of-the-box makeover show was unlike anything else on television with its gaggle of gay men making over heterosexual men. Its success was a mix of timing and good casting as the program capitalized on the zeitgeist: metrosexuality.
It helped to brand Bravo as the cable network that excelled at identifying social trends with its reality series and making them part of the popular culture such as the growing “foodie” movement in the case of “Top Chef” or the phenomenal early success of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” with its “Real Housewives” franchise.