January 12, 2005

Do Ask, Do Tell

The new season of "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" kicked off with an unbelievably ironic episode in which the Fab Five made over an American soldier prior to his wedding, which took place just before the soldier was scheduled to ship out to Iraq (I did not see, but read about, the episode).

The levels of irony here are practically unpenetrable. Does the "Queer Eye" crowd support the war in Iraq? Are Carson Kressley and Kyan Douglas the new Perle and Wolfowitz for '05? And how does the military feel about this? Here's Carson:

"If they let the gays in the military, this is what we'd wear," says Carson self-mockingly of his own khaki cowboy shirt. "Ohmigod! Let's go to the foxhole now."
Meanwhile, check out the new "Queer Eye For the Straight Girl," for a special appearance by Lauren, the wife of blogger Lex Friedman. Tune in, or else LilB will demand the establishment of a "Queer Eye For the Brandeis Girl" spinoff.

UPDATE: Oops, guess all's not well that ends well- apparently the soldier's ex-wife is upset both because all the furniture the Fab Five threw out was hers, and because the soldier neglected to divorce her before marrying his current wife. Way to ruin a feel good story- how long until we hear from a disgruntled ex-lover of Honey Labrador?

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 12, 2005 10:39 PM

I do not approve of the new "QUeer Eye for the Girl" version. If it starred the same five guys i would happy. But it's all people. They can't recreate the magic.

Posted by: Funnya at January 13, 2005 12:27 AM

I saw the episode and it was really sappy and not very funny at all...it was very pro-troops...

Posted by: A at January 13, 2005 10:27 AM

there aren't enough homos in the east village and san francisco combined to make over most brandeis girls. i suppose it's moot to point out that Lex' wife is herself a 'deis girl.

Posted by: LilB at January 13, 2005 06:04 PM

and will the ex-lover of Honey Labrador say "is it because i'm a lesbian?"

howard stern points out that her name is probably honey labrador because she licks like a labrador retriever ....

Posted by: LilB at January 13, 2005 06:05 PM

bet howard stern would enjoy the licking of any tongue, labrador or not

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