I believe these men can define me, and that is not something Ive thought about anyone from world TV, ever
Summer of athletic this may well be- World Cup to the left of you, Wimbledon to the right- but I’ll be honest, I hadn’t really detected. And I’ll be even more honest, the day England played Panama and 99.9% or whatever of the British public was watching the game, I was the 0.1% “whos not”- the defiant resister, the rebel without much of a justification. And it’s not because I was busy carpe-ing the freak out of the diem, bouncing through the streets like a woman advertising panty liners in the 1990 s. No, I was up in my bedroom watching the new line of Queer Eye.
Articles about the joyousness of Netflix’s reboot, in which five gays servicemen with different specialisms give a life and style makeover to person in dire motivation, are so innumerable they have become a journalistic category unto themselves. When the first succession “re coming out” the beginning of this year, I myself stimulated lofty asserts about how the show is” what our era involves “. I possibly even advocated it was the anti-Trump show, knowing me. But as I sit in my darkened area, screens closed against the sunlight, bent over my iPad, waiting for another punched- simply one!- of Tan reassuring some pot-bellied American papa to swap his baggy sweatshirt for a fitted polo in a colouring” that pops”, I’ve had to accept that my obsession has nothing to do with the world and everything to do with me.
The ordinary stream of consciousness that models the muzak in my psyche (” Don’t forget the dry-cleaning oh God let there be a seat on the bus should I know more about North Korea mmm quite thoughts some cheese “) has been fully replaced with imaginary a discussion with the men from Queer Eye. On some profoundly embed, unexpected and particularly disadvantaged stage, I conceive these men can choose me, and that is not something I’ve was just thinking about anyone from reality TV, ever. And this is because the men from Queer Eye seem( unusually) genuinely talented, and come across( uniquely for reality TV) as funny and shrewd and lovely.( The obvious exception to this is Antoni, the nominal cook of the depict, who is lovely to be addressed but I strongly suspect doesn’t even know how to turn on a stave .) This is what we talk about 😛 TAGEND
Tan is the easiest-going see, which is why I believe he is the most liked in the working group.( Go on, ask me who on the show is really friends with who. I have rulings !) I talk to Tan about how sometimes I buy clothes not because I like them, but because I think they’re these kinds of thing parties expect me to wear, even though I know everyone is too busy “re thinking of” their own lives to worry about my garbs. So do I think my defining peculiarity is my wardrobe because I scarcity confidence in the actual me? Tan and I talk about this a lot on the bus.
Bobby( interior design)
I am currently doing up my front room, so Bobby and I have been in constant contact this summer. He reminds me that a room has to be practical and can’t just is related to enjoyable wallpaper, and that there is a fine cable between a room that says,” This girl realise bold, stylish affirmations !” and” This woman perhaps hinders dehydrated pampas grass in a monstrous Chinese urn .” I tell Bobby that, even though he is the least charismatic shed member, I know he works the more difficult, and while all Karamo has to do is give pep talks in a car, Bobby has to carry literal roof on his literal back. He looks down, touched, and tells me he appreciates that.
Jonathan and I talk a lot about politics. I tell him how righteous it was when he shot Antoni down in a recent interrogation, after Antoni indicated it might be helpful for them to give a makeover to an all-out homophobe. Jonathan replied, in essence,” This is 2018, Antoni, and we don’t have time for your kumbaya politics, so stop divulging your back to alter haters, and fight for your truth instead .” As Jonathan would say, Y fucking ruler .
But I also talk to Jonathan about my “hairs-breadth”. I tell him that most of it fell down as a teenager, due to anorexia, and never germinated back properly, and while most online mentions don’t bother me, where individuals snark about my whisker I have- stack dishonor upon shame- cried. Jonathan tells me I’m fabulous and those people are the literal worst, and he is right.
Karamo ( culture , whatever that intends)
I think of Karamo as a constant, messianic, ridiculously handsome existence in “peoples lives”, who gazes upon the choices I make and rarely calls me out on them. A little like God, yes, but I think of him more like the Patrick Swayze to my Whoopi Goldberg. He’s proud of me when I go to yoga. He benignly reels his eyes when I drunkenly gobble an entire birthday cake in front of an chapter of Frasier I’ve seen four times at 2am.
I never talk to Antoni.
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