Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Craig Blankenhorn
Nicholas Fonseca
September 17, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

See if ”Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is a winner or a loser

VIEWERS 2.4 million

WHAT HAPPENED Five gay men barged into the lives of sloppy straight guys for a head-to-toe makeover. The oft-hilarious process of plucking, waxing, and poking culminated in the presentation of the well-scrubbed final product to family and friends.

WHY IT WORKED Its gaysploitative take on makeover shows tweaked age-old stereotypes without being hopelessly PC. And the cheeky ”Hip Tips” were actually useful.

LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE ”Tszujing” (”Queer” for primping).

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