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Parents' Guide to

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, feel-good makeover show for teens and up.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2003
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Fashion for ages 14 and up.

I do not care about clothes or makeup, but I can see that the 5 men on this show help people feel better about themselves.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Queer Eye, as it is known to fans, is delightful. The five stars are engaging and funny, and their personalities shine each episode -- from Carson's calculated camp to Ted's matter-of-fact friendliness. They're generous and encouraging and eager to please, whether they're throwing a surprise wedding for a teary young couple or babysitting quintuplets so a harried mom and dad can have some time to themselves.

All in all, it's not surprising that viewers watch with a smile on their faces. But there's a reason the show is on at 10 pm: The Fab Five often act like fraternity brothers, egging each other on with sexual innuendos and silly hijinks. Still, Queer Eye is one of the more intelligent makeover shows on television.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 15, 2003
  • Network: Bravo
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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