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Glenn o'brien on "queer eye for the straight guy"

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From a full-page article about Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in this week's DNR: "I don't like their style, I don't think they look good, and I think some of those people could certainly use some help," said Glenn O'Brien, the author of GQ's Style Guy column. "It made me think that I should do a Straight Eye for the Queer Guy and help make them over."
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For once, I wholeheartedly agree with Glenn O'Brien. I would volunteer to makeover those guys, for purely altruistic reasons. Or I'd go head-to-head with any of those guys putting together an outfit, and have a blind panel of straight guys, gay guys, and straight women decide the winner. Actually, that might be a good idea for a new show: Gay vs. Straight. First, we'll do the "gay" event - fashion, interior decorating, whatever. Then we'll do the "straight" event - no-holds barred hand-to-hand combat. I'd like to take on the "fashion" guy off the Gay Eye show. First, I'd beat him at his own game, than I would have the satisfaction of wiping that self-satisfied smirk off his face. Yes, after watching only one episode of that show, that guy annoys me that much.
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"Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" has become kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. Yes,the Fab 5 are rather stereotypical (Carson as the smug,bitchy,swishy fashionista,for example),but they are entertaining. Yes,they could dress more sophisticatedly themselves. But they've chosen to be more casual and "fashion forward" (love those Paul Smith/Etro striped shirts though). IMO,as escapist fare,the show is a welcome break from the deluge of reality shows. I found this article on QE this morning. Seems the boys are having an impact: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...lobs11-ON.html
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I watched about 1/2 of 1 episode a few weeks ago. That's about all I could take. The part I saw, they took the 'straight guy' to the Ralph Lauren shop and had him try on some things. Just about everything they had him try on were good choices, but nothing great IMO. I took notice of what the 5 guys were wearing, again nothing special, mostly old trends and fallback black ensembles. Another horrifying piece of television IMO.
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Yesterday I watched that show where they take a fiance to the Ralph Lauren mansion for some articles. The choices they made were of course good but not terribly fantastic. But I rather liked the pink Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket with the ticket pocket, and side vents. Anyways one of the more funnier moments was when the Fashion guy asked the straight person if he liked his jacket. Then he replied yes, and the Fashion guy replied it was Roberto Cavalli. The way he pronounced the name was rather amusing.
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I rather liked the pink Ralph Lauren Purple Label jacket with the ticket pocket, and side vents.
Apparently you weren't the only one. There is an article in this week's Time Magazine about the show and how designers and retailers are donating their products for usage. If I recall correctly, the article said that after the show aired, Polo Ralph Lauren apparently sold 4 or 5 of those pink jackets in one day - which equaled the same number as they had sold the previous month. Clearly it's quite the influential show. Bradford
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Nice to read about this. Two things occur to me... 1. It's only television. 2. Perhaps aspirational TV helps a society along? ...and besides, some of these people helped out, well, watch a judge for yourself
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