In recent weeks we have been watching the new Queer Eye series on Netflix, one nightly episode after dinner as emotional dessert. The Fab 5, a group of celebratorily gay guys in all their fabulousness, help people find their better self with so much compassion, kindness, humor, honesty and laughs that you’ve just got to love them, even if you are culturally conservative. How could you not like these joyful guys, besides their obvious great looks and wardrobes?
On the surface the show is about helping their somewhat lost subjects to find their inner beauty through lifestyle changes. But the secondary message is just as important, if not more so. I love the message of acceptance the series conveys. The way to shift perspectives is obviously not through preaching, arguing or judging, but through the heart and by example. This is a good one.