People are imagining their own alternative versions of Queer Eye
Some of them are highly specific indeed.
Queer Eye is a show in which five gay guys with different areas of expertise help a different person each week improve their life.
It’s a simple format, and one which, with small tweaks, could twist to fit almost any subject matter you care to think of – so now people are coming up with their own versions of the Netflix show.
Some are building on the show’s message of empowerment but taking it in a new direction.
Queer eye, but with 5 disabled people telling someone recently disabled that they haven’t fundamentally changed, but how to navigate the environment and people around them.— Crutches&Spice♿️ (@Imani_Barbarin) August 4, 2018
Lots of people used the format to bring attention to a cause, issue or philosophy.
queer eye but it’s five librarians going to city council budget meetings convincing them to increase spending on libraries.— Freddie Alexander (@FredRAlexander) August 5, 2018
also the librarians are gay.
queer eye but it’s five sex workers explaining to an anti-prostitution feminist all the ways in which you can oppose the sex industry *and* support people who sell sex without bolstering the power of the carceral state— molly smith (@pastachips) August 5, 2018
Queer Eye, but a tour of queer identities across the ancient world so we can finally rid ourselves the false notion that LGBTQ only just appeared in 1970s San Francisco. 🏳️🌈— David S. Anderson (@DSAArchaeology) August 5, 2018
Like Queer Eye, but its 5 Mexican grandmas that hang out with white supremacists making them tamales, teaching them how to talk to girls, and throwing chanclas at them whenever they say something racist— new year who dis (@veryable1) July 28, 2018
Queer Eye but with clean drinking water in Flint, MI— Nati Passow (@NatiPassow) August 6, 2018
Some went political.
Queer Eye, but it’s 5 British Jews trying to explain what antisemitism is to @UKLabour.— Peter Fox (@thatpeterfox) August 5, 2018
Queer Eye, but it’s five ghosts of people killed in the Blitz telling high-profile Brexit supporters to please just stop with the analogies— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) August 3, 2018
Some went highly specific.
Queer Eye but it's five continental philosophers trying to get an analytic philosopher to investigate a problem an actual living human being might realistically encounter over the course of their lives.— Tom Whyman (@HealthUntoDeath) August 3, 2018
Queer Eye but it’s five interdisciplinary/literature academics trying to convince the english dept that a considerable % of students don’t classify their interests by time period so restricting masters degrees to a 100-year time period is a problem— Dani Cugini (@DaniCugini) August 6, 2018
Some were just trying to make the world a better, more grammatically correct place.
Queer Eye but it’s five people with cans of red spray paint adjusting instances of atrocious apostrophe usage.— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) August 5, 2018
Also, these grammarians are gay.
Queer Eye but it’s five copy-editors trying in vain to get people to use the Oxford comma.— Shannon Cunningham (@smariecunning) August 3, 2018
Meanwhile, some had more humble ambitions.
There truly is a Queer Eye for everyone.