The new series is set to premiere on June 15, and we just cannot wait.
In an interview with Gay Times back in March, Queer Eye’s Culture expert, Karamo Brown told us that on the second season of the show he wanted to see women and members of the trans community represented.
In the interview, Brown said: “If we get a second season, I’d want to immediately get women involved, and the trans community. Those are two things I’ve already sent to producers. All of the Fab Five have suggested it.”
And their wishes have been granted, as in an interview with Entertainment Weekly it was revealed that there would be episodes where they makeover a woman, and another where they makeover a transgender man.
The series will kick off with the female-centered episode as the Fab Five makeover school teacher and cancer survivor, Tammye. And in episode 5, they help out Skyler, a transgender man.
Speaking about the episode, Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) said: “One of my closest friends is a trans man who is incredible. And a lot of my clients are trans women. So I am really hoping that we can do right by our trans brothers and sisters.
“[Skyler] is going through so much, so [it was important to be] gentle and respectful and not to be a queenie know-it-all dum-dum when you’re trying to be a loving person.”
Tan France (Fashion) was full of praise for this particular episode, saying: “I wasn’t as informed for Skyler. I think that LGBTQ people are lumped into a group, and many people assume that I’m in the struggle with everybody else in my group, but I really don’t.
“I lived a very, very Middle-Eastern life until I was in my early 20s. We were very sheltered…
“Watching that episode, I felt like we did it respectfully and appropriately where we could ask the questions that probably so many people have wanted to, or those questions that have gone unanswered.”
And Karamo Brown, who is outspoken in his advocacy for LGBTQ rights said: “I think as a culture, people need to get away from the bathroom stuff and realise that these are just human beings trying to live their lives, and it’s something that we all take for granted.
“Hearing Skyler, the first time I got to talk to him, say, ‘I tried to get my license several times.’
“Think about if you were just trying to go to the airport, and you could not get on [the plane] because your license said something different. It’s just about people living a comfortable, protected, respected life.
All eight episodes of Queer Eye season one are available to stream on Netflix right now.