Queer Eye's Fab 5 to release book that will be an extension of the Netflix show
Fab Five of Netflix's hit show 'Queer Eye' is releasing a book in November and it will be an extension of their show
If you thought the fabulousness of the 'Fab Five' was confined to Netflix's 'Queer Eye' then you need to think again. Queer Eye‘s Fab Five is coming to print and the book will be an extension of the show. The cast of the hit Netflix show, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to release their lifestyle book, titled 'QUEER EYE: Love Yourself, Love Your Life,' on November 13. The title will be divided into five sections based on each of the cast members’ area of expertise.
“This is a book that’s for the fans of the show,” resident culture expert Brown tells People. “If you love Queer Eye, you’re going to love this book.”
Are you ready to read? 📚 Your favorite show hits shelves this fall as a book! You’ll get an exclusive look at the Fab 5’s lives—and tons of their Hip Tips to help change your own! (Tissues not included with purchase.) ✨— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) July 31, 2018
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According to the outlet, each section will offer pieces of advice, similar to the tips they give the heroes on the show, and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the show and their lives pre-Queer Eye. The book will also offer “hip tips,” such as pieces to splurge on in your home or your closet and “five-minute make-betters” similar to the ones viewers see at the end of the Queer Eye episodes. But an underlining motive is the cast wants the text to give fans a deeper personal connection with the Fab Five.
“We’re giving our fans the alternate content that they asked for in a really cool way where they can sit and have a nice intimate moment with it at home,” design expert Bobby Berk told People.
“I love that the audience who reads this book will get a greater insight into things that we did on the show but for me, it’s way more about them getting to know us more,” says the show’s fashion expert France. “I think the reason why this show has been so successful is they’re not just connecting with the heroes, they’re connecting with us five.”
“You get to hear a little bit more about our little relationships, the way that we are in between scenes, and you’ll get to see photos of that as well,” adds Brown. “I think sometimes throughout us giving help and showing people how to live their lives in a better way, they also just kind of want to know, ‘What are the five of us like?’ and they’ll get that information.”
Each member of the Fab Five authors their own section but you'll see all of them active in it. For example, in Porowski‘s food section, where he outlines a few recipes, tips he gives on the show and stories about how he grew to love food, the other four group members also share their favorite recipes for food and drink.
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“I think it’s important with this book that we do cover the topics that we cover on the show because it’s an extension of the show, but we’ve never shied away from discussing the things that were important to us,” France says. “We’re so much more than just what we represent in our verticals and that’s another facet of the show that our audience seems to appreciate so much.”
In Van Ness‘ grooming section, the Fab Five offers details about their morning routines or their own personal grooming tips.
“When we would be writing this book, we would just get together and start talking about the things that are important to us,” Brown says. “As we would do that, the advice would just spill out. So it was very organic for it to translate from what we to do on TV to a book.”
“Every time we do something, whether it be in the press or the show or this book, we push the agenda forward that we are fighting for acceptance,” France says. “It’s no longer just ‘tolerate us.’ It’s a message that will run through every season. It’s a message that everyone of us follows in our daily lives.”