'Queer Eye' Season 5 Trailer: Fab Five up the ante with inspiring makeover for gay clergyman in Philadelphia
One of the more touching scenes in the trailer is the priest talking about reconciling with the fact that it is never too late to come out of the closet. It's enough to empty an entire box of Kleenex
The Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France — are back to change lives and this time, their journey will take them to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The trailer for 'Queer Eye' Season 5 dropped on Thursday, May 21, and warns you to brace yourself because it's going to give your tear ducts a heavy workout!
Talking about the new season in a recent interview, Antoni said, "When we were in Atlanta, it was a very cosmopolitan center, but we really filmed in the outskirts, in the smaller areas around. In Kansas City, also quite cosmopolitan, we were in the outskirts. With Philly, although we did go to the outskirts, we did a lot of proper downtown… sort of, showing that experience. And Philly's an incredibly diverse city."
The makeover show has always had a knack for picking immensely good candidates for the Fab Five to work on, but this season looks like it has outdone itself. Among the many faces we will see this season are a middle-aged gay priest who came out of the closet very late in life, an African-American woman whose great height has been a hurdle in her path toward happiness, a father who wants to make a good impression at his daughter's wedding and an Asian-American single mother trying to balance parenthood and a career as a doctor.
If that isn’t an extraordinary roster, we don’t know what is? One of the biggest selling points of 'Queer Eye' has been its extraordinarily humane and tactful treatment of sensitive personal issues. The five queer men have not just been sympathetic ears but also actually help to people with a variety of issues, be it with body image, be it with confidence or just about anything.
But this season seems to want to up the ante. One of the more touching scenes in the trailer is the priest talking about his coming out and reconciling with the fact that it is never too late to do so. It’s a scene worthy of emptying an entire box of Kleenex over. Fans of the show seem to agree with this. From YouTube comments to tweets, the internet right now is filled with people declaring that the new trailer has made them cry their eyes out, and bawl like babies. It’s undeniably one of the most wholesome shows ever made and fans can’t thank it for its arrival enough.
As one fan wrote on Twitter, "In these dark times, as we're stuck inside and fighting a global pandemic, I want nothing more than to watch something good and wholesome and emotional, and well, that’s #QueerEye. SO THANK YOU NETFLIX GODS." Watch the trailer below:
'Queer Eye' will return for its fifth season on Netflix on June 5.