Queer Eye fan rejoice, the Fab 5 are back!
Netflix has dropped the fourth season of Queer Eye. Albeit mini, there are only four episodes, season four takes place in Japan. The Fab 5, which consists of Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion), Bobby Berk (design), Karamo Brown (culture) and Antoni Porowski (food and wine), have their work cut out for them this season.
Their charges include an older woman who puts all her time and energy into the hospice she runs out of her home and none into herself, a young and out gay man who doesn’t feel accepted or loved in his own country, a young manga artist who stands in her own way and a radio host, stuck in a loveless marriage.
You might think the language and culture barriers might stand in the way of this season’s effectiveness. You’d be wrong. With the help of a translator and three popular Japanese pop-culture icons, the season is every bit as heartwarming and cry-inducing as the rest. Joining the Fab 5 this season are Kiko Mizuhara, Kodo Nishimura and Naomi Watanabe. Kiko, a model and actress, appears in the most episodes. Both Kodo (an out Buddhist monk and makeup artist) and Naomi (a plus-sized comedian) are highly effective in their respective episodes.
Just like previous seasons, you’ll crash through these four episodes and want more. But this season was a treat in its own right, as season three only dropped back in March of this year.
It’s been a busy year for the Fab 5, especially Jonathan Van Ness, whose memoir Over the Top, dropped September 24th of this year. It has since made the NY Times’ Nonfiction Best Sellers list.
You can find this season and all previous seasons on Netflix.