I loved watching this show. ‘The L Word,’ not so much. Go figure. Anyway, Netflix is rebooting the show with a new Fab Five.
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is back!
The reality TV series, which ran from 2003 from 2007, returns in a hotly anticipated “reimagining” early next year. Netflix released the first photo of the new Fab Five last week ahead of the show’s February 2018 premiere.
The men leading the makeovers are: Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).
I’m assuming there are some Lesbians who follow this blog, so I’m asking you: do you feel like advertisement is geared toward you? It’s honestly not something I’ve ever thought about. I just buy what I want or need no matter who is in the commercial.
When Sarah Warn founded AfterEllen.com in 2002, there had never been a lesbian sex scene on broadcast television. The site’s namesake, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi hadn’t started dating yet. And The L Word — still, perhaps, the most important title in the lesbian pop culture canon — hadn’t even aired.
“At the time, there were so few lesbian and bisexual women on TV that you could literally count the number,” Warn told BuzzFeed News.
She started AfterEllen as a place to write about the representation of queer women on our screens. It was a hobby, at first, but over the next 14 years it became one of only a shrinking number of publications produced by, for, and about queer women. By the time Warn left AfterEllen in 2009, it was owned by Logo, Viacom’s LGBT wing. In 2014, the site was acquired by Evolve Media. According to then Editor-in-Chief Trish Bendix, Evolve gave AE two fiscal years to profit alongside the company’s roster of women and mom-focused publications.
Maybe it’s evident here, maybe not, but I don’t feel that I am a typical Lesbian. I do not see the point of shows like The L Word or anything where a show or story is told just for the sake of having someone to identify with on tv. Shows like that focus too much on the fact that the characters are Lesbians or are gay or are anything else to the exclusion of the rest of their lives. This BBC 2 mini-series which is soon to air on BBC America is the kind of story that appeals to me: it’s about two guys who meet and fall in love and after only a few months one of them dies and the one left behind then discovers his lover worked for the Secret Intelligence Service of the British government. The guy who is left behind tries to find out the truth of his lover’s death, but is blocked by the government. That’s the kind of story that can happen to a couple gay or straight. I’m not defined by my sexuality, yet Hollywood and the general LGBT community make it sound as though I should be.