Parents' Guide to

Queer Eye

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun makeover reboot talks acceptance, being your best self.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

Wonderful show

The emotional intelligence educational value outweighs the adult content. These are real people with real struggles and the gay team steps in and changes their lives for the better in so many ways. My daughter goes to Christian school but I like for her to be exposed to the world. We both love this show!

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Great messages
age 6+

Positive and Uplifting

This show teaches the best kind of family values: it's about loving and supporting others, helping people grow, and the importance of community. I watched it with my 8 & 10 year old and they loved it. Not sure why it's rated 14+. Most of the episodes are pretty darn wholesome; there may be a few episodes with a some very mildly risque jokes, but the overall value far outweighs them. I'm pretty picky, but I think this show is for everybody.

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (34):

This updated version of the Queer Eye franchise remains campy and fun while tapping into some sensitive issues without judgment. The straight men featured are in vulnerable stages of their lives, and often reveal their personal insecurities and intimate thoughts about others. Meanwhile, the new Fab Five often share their thoughts about the kinds of things that impact their lives as openly gay men, including being allowed to legally marry and dealing with misconceptions about how they live their lives.

Despite efforts to challenge some of the stereotypes that continue to exist about the gay community, Queer Eye still manages to rely on some of these generalizations to make the series more entertaining. But unlike the original, it underscores the importance of wholeheartedly embracing people for who they are, despite their many differences, instead of simply tolerating them. Ultimately, there are a lot of positive messages here that people from all walks of life can benefit from.

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