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Queer Eye 

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (original title)
Five gay men try to improve the lives and confidence of straight men by giving them makeovers and advice.


David Collins




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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Ted Allen ...  Self / ... 99 episodes, 2003-2007
Carson Kressley ...  Self / ... 99 episodes, 2003-2007
Kyan Douglas ...  Self / ... 98 episodes, 2003-2007
Thom Filicia ...  Self / ... 98 episodes, 2003-2007
Jai Rodriguez ...  Self / ... 96 episodes, 2003-2007


Five gay men try to improve the lives and confidence of straight men by giving them makeovers and advice.

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Five gay men. Out to make over the world. One straight guy at a time.


Comedy | Reality-TV


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Did You Know?


Merriam-Webster's "Words We're Watching" feature published an article stating that this show and in particular its original cast member Carson Kressley are largely responsible for the introduction into English of the word "zhoosh" (also sometimes spelled "zhush," "joozh," "zhoozh," "zhuzh," or "tzhuj"), meaning "to improve in appearance by way of a slight adjustment to wardrobe, hairstyle, etc." The Oxford English Dictionary and several other sources trace the term to Polari, a secret language used by the gay community in Britain from at least the nineteenth century (and possibly farther back) through the mid-twentieth century to disguise their homosexuality at a time when it was illegal. Other Polari words that eventually made their way into mainstream British slag include camp, mince, scarper, ogle, butch, and naff. See more »


Spoofed in Straight Eye: The Movie (2004) See more »


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(theme from Queer Eye)
Performed by Widelife featuring Simone
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User Reviews

Fabulous to girls like me, useful to guys like you!
14 January 2005 | by NathalieKimSee all my reviews

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" is the best show on TV! Why? It's simple: imagine five great people who had never known you before, going to your house and changing you from hair to toe! That's exactly what Ted, Thom, Kyan, Carson and Jai do for all the straight guys that come in their ways! Ted (VERY handsome, funny and an excellent cooker!) teaches a guy how to do great things in the kitchen, from complicated fishes and wine qualities to quick drinks and simple food; Thom has an excellent taste and he makes any place, doesn't matter how hideous it might be!, look amazing and sophisticated; Kyan transforms a guy's looks by only giving him a haircut or teaching him how to shave his beard without slitting his throat!; Carson is just amazing, his sense of humour captures everything and his taste on clothing is terrific and very ellegant; and Jai is such a sweet person, and he teaches the guy how to behave either if he's alone with a girl or in front of a huge audience - he's definatelly a 'culture expert'! By saying all this, I can only tell that "Queer Eye for The Straight Guy" is a very funny show, but it's also a very good tool for all of us to know that everybody has flaws, but they can be successfully fixed whenever you decide to - or when the Fab5 knocks at your door! In only one word, this show is... AWESOME!

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Release Date:

15 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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(12 episodes)


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