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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

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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).

Originally posted Sep 16, 2003