He said the four special episodes were the show’s most emotional yet.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Fab 5 had headed to Tokyo to film four special episodes. The mini-series of Queer Eye will see the group intertwine with the country’s culture, while they transform the lives of four Japanese men and women from different cultures and backgrounds.
David Collins, creator and executive producer of the series, said: “In just a year since we launched season one, Queer Eye has become a global phenomenon once again and the Fab Five are truly the ambassadors of self-care and compassion that the world needs now more than ever.
“Filming in Japan is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with four deserving heroes that will help showcase the incredible traditions and customs of their country.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Queer Eye’s resident food expert Antoni Porowski spoke about what the mini-season’s heroes were like. “I think you’re gonna fall in love with the heroes again,” he said.
“We thought we were going to be so different going in, at least I did. There are a lot of cultural differences in how we express love and it’s really interesting to navigate.
“At the end of the day everyone needs to be told that they are worthy. Everyone deserves love and everyone needs to show their love to at least one other person in their life.”
And in a separate interview with Access, he spoke about how emotional some things got, despite his initial worries because of the language barrier.
“Some of them only spoke Japanese, so we had to work with a translator. I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was, but there was like this forced intimacy,” he said.
“When you’re sitting in front of somebody and you’re trying to convey a message, and you can see them get hit by things as you’re saying them because their way of expressing love is very different from what we do.
“By directly saying, ‘You’re special, you’re worthy of love,’ we see this incredible person in front of us. A lot of the people have never been told that before.”
He then added: “You see them get emotional and they haven’t cried in years. So we’re crying too and it turns into a full-on snot fest.”
And with standard seasons of Queer Eye being super emotional, we don’t know how we’ll cope now.
There hasn’t been an official release date announced for Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!, but the other three seasons can be streamed on Netflix right now.