I conceive these men can choose me, and that is not something Ive thought about anyone from world TV, ever
Summer of boast this may well be- World Cup to the left of you, Wimbledon to the right- but I’ll be honest, I hadn’t really find. 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% who was not- the rebellious resister, the maverick without much of a campaign. And it’s not because I was busy carpe-ing the freak out of the diem, skipping through the streets like a woman advertising panty liners in the 1990 s. No, I was up in my bedroom watching the brand-new series of Queer Eye.
Articles about the joyousness of Netflix’s reboot, in which five lesbians soldiers with different specialisms give a life and mode makeover to person in dreadful motivation, are so countless they have become a journalistic genre unto themselves. When the first line came out earlier this year, I myself formed exalted declarations about how the show is” what our era necessity “. I possibly even showed it was the anti-Trump testify, knowing me. But as I sit in my dark chamber, screens closed against the sunbathe, bent over my iPad, waiting for another reached- exactly one!- of Tan convincing some pot-bellied American papa to swap his baggy sweatshirt for a shaped polo in a colouring” that pops”, I’ve had to accept that my obsession has nothing to do with the world and all is do with me.
The normal stream of consciousness that forms the muzak in my thought (” Don’t forget the dry-cleaning oh God let there be a seat on the bus should I know more about North Korea mmm fairly fancy some cheese “) has been fully replaced with imaginary conversations with the men from Queer Eye. On some deeply immersed, unexpected and particularly indigent degree, I conceive these men can sterilize me, and that is not something I’ve thought about anyone from world Tv, ever. And this is because the men from Queer Eye seem( abnormally) genuinely talented, and come across( uniquely for reality TV) as entertaining and shrewd and lovely.( The obvious exception to this is Antoni, the nominal chef of the prove, who is lovely to be addressed but I strongly suspect doesn’t even know how to turn on a stove .) This is what we talk about 😛 TAGEND
Tan is the easiest-going gaze, which is why I suppose he is the most liked within the group.( Go on, ask me who on the show is really friends with who. I have sentiments !) I talk to Tan about how sometimes I buy robes not because I like them, but because I think they’re the sort of circumstance parties expect me to wear, even though I know everyone is too busy “ve been thinking about” their own lives to worry about my garments. So do I consider my defining feature is my wardrobe because I need 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 the summer months. He reminds me that a chamber has to be practical and can’t just is in relation to enjoyable wallpaper, and that there is a fine line between a chamber that says,” This dame stimulates bold, stylish proclamations !” and” This wife possibly hinders dried pampas grass in a giant Chinese urn .” I tell Bobby that, even though he is the least charismatic shoot member, I know he works the hardest, and while all Karamo has to do is give pep talks in a auto, Bobby has to carry literal roofs 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 interview, after Antoni recommended it might be helpful for them to give a makeover to an all-out homophobe. Jonathan responded, in essence,” This is 2018, Antoni, and we don’t have time for your kumbaya politics, so stop interrupting your back to alter haters, and fight for your truth instead .” As Jonathan would say, Y as king .
But I also talk to Jonathan about my fuzz. I tell him that most of it fell out as a teenager, due to anorexia, and never ripened back properly, and while most online notes don’t bother me, when people snark about my “hairs-breadth” I have- heap chagrin upon shame- announced. Jonathan tells me I’m fabulous and those people are the literal worst, and he is right.
Karamo ( culture , whatever that means)
I think of Karamo as a constant, messianic, ridiculously handsome attendance in my life, who gazes upon the choices I make and rarely announces 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 wheels his eyes when I drunkenly devour an entire birthday patty in front of an episode of Frasier I’ve seen four times at 2am.
I never talk to Antoni.
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