Queer Eye: Beyond Reality TV

Listen up people — there’s a new show in town. Out of all of the quasi-reality television that we have proudly consumed in our lifetimes, “Queer Eye has been the most earth-shattering, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, uplifting, barrier-crossing, awe-inspiring thing that we here at 4E have ever seen.

If you’re looking for some politically-conscious-yet-mindless-content, this is the show for you.

Ever wondered what would happen if five gay men traveled around Georgia (that’s the state, @SFSers) fixing ~sadbois~?

The answer is glorious. This show has everything: makeovers, drama, love, friendship, tears, wine and even redneck margaritas.

In all seriousness, “Queer Eye” aims to cross the political, racial, and social boundaries that have been dividing our country as of late.

Before you start watching, let us tell you how, why, and to what extent the “Fab 5” will change your life.

1. Karamo: “Culture Expert”/Life Coach

In addition to being impeccably groomed, Karamo gives you all the tools you need to reach inside yourself, find that inner worth and show it to the world #LetThatLittleLightShine.

Karamo was a social worker for 10 years, serving LGBTQ youth throughout the South. Now he is helping out an equally needy and oft-overlooked population: sad, aging men.

This man is the soul of the show. Karamo is always there at the pivotal moments, ensuring that the men have been made over, both inside and out.

Favorite Moment: Episode 3, “Dega Don’t”

Karamo and Cory’s drive back from Atlanta. You’ll understand once you see it.

2. Bobby: “Design Expert”/Home Improvement Wizard

An underappreciated talent, Bobby takes the sadbois’ dingy mancaves and transforms them into livable, ~lit~ homes. He’s constantly on the go, perfecting spaces in a blur of hot pink shorts and dazzling platinum hair.

Watch as he reduces grown men to tears with the mere words “marble countertop.”

Favorite Moment: Episode 5, “Camp Rules”

Bobby’s gardening sesh with Bobby Camp: the seeds of a beautiful friendship are sown.

3. Jonathan: “Grooming Expert”/Yass Kween

The fan favorite of QE, Jonathan’s starring turn as the show’s beauty guru has already led to the creation of a whole new lexicon of iconic sayings, including “Can you believe?” and “Strugs to func.”

Jonathan embraces everyone’s beauty, turning ugly ducklings into majestic, sexy, well-groomed swans.

We cannot get enough of this man. Please, please adopt us.

Favorite Moment: ALL OF THEM!

There are literally so many, we could not choose just one favorite moment.

4. Tan: “Fashion Expert”/Patterned Shirt Aficionado

Tan is the ultimate sweetheart. Though he is, without a doubt, a fashion expert, Tan knows that the key to style is feeling good about yourself inside and out. This quote says it all: “Style is not fashion. Fashion is not trendy after a season. I couldn’t give a sh*t about fashion. Style is dressing the way that you feel confident, and what is appropriate for you, your age [and] body type.”

Favorite Moment: Episode 2, “Saving Sasquatch”

The moment when Tan and Neal bond over their cultural similarities.

5. Antoni: “Food & Wine Expert”/Eye Candy

Ugh, where to start? Antoni is living proof that you can cook up a mean grilled cheese for one and still be bougie af #CollegeInspiration.

Not to mention: I really didn’t think that “supreming” a grapefruit could be sexy but alas, I was wrong.

By the end of the season, we think you’ll agree that Antoni’s feelings about avocados = OUR feelings about him ;).

Favorite Moment: Episode 6, “The Renaissance of Remington”

Antoni making mac n’ cheese with Remy’s mom will make your heart melt like a hunk of cheddar on a hot griddle. This boy knows how to woo a mama.

*swoons*

Now that you’ve met the Fab 5, we hope you take their advice to heart and become the best you that you can be. “Queer Eye” is the show of a modern America, one nation under Fab, all together.

 Whether you’re black, white, straight, gay, or however you identify, “Queer Eye” is here for us all.

So what are you waiting for? Pretend to sexile your roommate, snuggle up under those blankies, open Netflix, and start watching.

*curtsies*

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, netflix.com, 

Monday Music Update! (Week of 2/19/18)

I will keep everyone in my prayers as this week drowns us in midterms. How important is your college GPA anyway?

Enjoy this one. Definitely my favorite playlist so far.

  1. Miss Right – Anderson.Paak
  2. Get ‘Em Up – Anderson.Paak
  3. Bound 1 – Seemy
  4. she only likes me when i’m drunk – frumhere
  5. Shoulda Made U a Mother – Rob Curly

Good luck this week, homies. See you on the other side.

Photos/Gifs/Music: giphy.com, soundcloud.com, spotify.com, pexels.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 1/29/18)

Hope everyone is alive after the weekend! Here’s this week’s playlist. Enjoy!

  1. “Lean On You” — Russ
  2. “No More Interviews” — Big Sean
  3. “Too Fast” — Sonder
  4. “Mine” — Bazzi
  5. “I Got Me” — Snoopy Dinero ft. A Boogie
  6. “I Don’t Know Ft. PNB Rock” — A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  7. “Love Me (GAMPER & DADONI Remix)” — Forest Blakk
  8. “Bout A Thing (feat. Ava King) (PROVI Remix)” — SA
  9. “One Love” — MÖWE
  10.  “Never Be the Same” — Hiko Momoji
  11. “Stir Fry” — Migos
  12.  “Gassed Up” — Nebu Kiniza

Here’s to another week! Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, spotify.com, giphy.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 1/22/18)

Hope classes haven’t made you cry yet! Here’s this week’s playlist — back and better than ever.

  1. “Personal” — PLAZA
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3cQ2X0PIJOWgOdkfvSmQtg
  2. “Inconsiderate” — Reo Cragun
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3JOOLOLLZZC8oIdlResRJA
  3. “God’s Plan” — Drake
    https://open.spotify.com/track/2XW4DbS6NddZxRPm5rMCeY
  4. “Diplomatic Immunity” — Drake
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5goGDc74vVREyN8al8CkPh
  5. “No Frauds” — Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne
    https://open.spotify.com/track/7KcGEssn7BnJdTgildK5y0
  6. “ICY GRL” — Saweetie
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4Zkjhf26f6Ai7qSMjt1Yue
  7. “Never Be the Same” — Camila Cabello
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4eWQlBRaTjPPUlzacqEeoQ
  8. “All These Years” — Camila Cabello
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4XLu3tTSZiPFVC9mmuR6Zp
  9. “Alone” — Russ
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3p0Y1C5jhaqyKW7d9oskXA
  10. “Hey” — Fais featuring Afrojack
    https://open.spotify.com/track/6KZmDucZFfvxGJkrHInbix

Enjoy!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, wickeddchildd.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 12/4/17)

Congrats, guys. We’ve made it to the last week of classes. Good luck with finals after this week! Enjoy this week’s vibes on 4E’s latest playlist:

  1. WinSiempre – Boge and a Backpack – Kaji Gray (prod. WinSiempre)
    https://soundcloud.com/smi53/boge-and-a-backpack-kaji-gray-prod-winsiempre
  2. Rajitheone – #WhiteGirlVoice
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4TkGhMYlkcbxCMj3pny9mU
  3. 6LACK – Learn Ya
    https://open.spotify.com/track/2V8OJ8i3WBh4Los9wG6OKQ
  4. Roy Woods – Say Less
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5sOW5hiIFFjtS51KMlWwt1
  5. slenderbodies – amnesia
    https://open.spotify.com/track/0JWhOjXZvKRtD6n1H6CRVV
  6. blackbear – gucci linen (feat. 2 Chainz)
    https://open.spotify.com/track/02DGz57a3TK3jNiibbnxaK
  7. blackbear – g2g ttyl (feat. THEY.)
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5peXF38os4UT1lsfdoKMt5
  8. Mansionz – nobody knows – Soren Bryce
    https://open.spotify.com/track/79Ho3Dq9Go7gS30tMJROzT
  9. Mike Stud – Lost Me
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5LG63eRhfNFYyCGU1QZXCo
  10. D-Why – One Day
    https://open.spotify.com/track/6lRfpMTNgkOnxkVKhnGd4R

Enjoy your last week!

Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, spotify.com, giphy.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 11/27/17)

Short and sweet. Just like the past break. Enjoy this week’s 4E Monday Music Update!

  1. Flume – Free (Luude x Creepa Flip Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/luude-2-0/flume-free-luude-x-creepa-flip
  2. RL Grime – Reims (Enschway & Luude Flip Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/luude-2-0/rl-grime-reims-enschway-luude-flip
  3. MGMT – Kids (Aux Paris Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/auxparis/kids
  4. Loud Luxury feat. Brandy – Body
    https://soundcloud.com/loudluxury/loud-luxury-feat-brando-body
  5. NGHTMRE & SLANDER – GUD VIBRATIONS
    https://soundcloud.com/nghtmre/nghtmre-slander-gud-vibrations

Knock those finals dead. Good luck, everyone!

Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, giphy.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 11/13/17)

We are all so ready to go home. Eat turkey. Catch up on sleep. Finally binge-watch Stranger Things 2. But until then, enjoy the latest 4E-approved tunes!

  1. 070 Shake – Honey
    https://open.spotify.com/track/0PoMoPqIJxe6H0rDMnpGP8
  2. Roy Woods – Instinct (ft. MadeinTYO)
    https://open.spotify.com/track/49VzL5oBsUICN7U34T98b9
  3. Big Sean – No More Interviews
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3IRloeDfPgi7bH5OwXfwkN
  4. Pham – Movements (ft. Yung Fusion)
    https://soundcloud.com/xxx/pham-movements-ft-yung-fusion 
  5. Kygo – Nothing Left ft. Will Heard (Trinix Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/stayseemusic/kygo-nothing-left-ft-will-heard-trinix-remix
  6. Kygo – This Town
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4aSfgWmRa9KsISD4Jmx7QB
  7. Shura – Touch
    https://soundcloud.com/shura/shura-touch
  8. Louis The Child – Phone Died (ft. Blaise Railey)
    https://soundcloud.com/louisthechild/phonedied
  9. Darci – Two Up
    https://soundcloud.com/darksidedarci/darci-two-up
  10. Childish Gambino – Terrified (Zikomo Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/zikomo/childish-gambino-terrified-zikomo-remix

Thanks for reading! Time to get listening!

Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, spotify.com, giphy.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 11/6/17)

Midterms should be over. So relax and listen to some music!

Here is 4E’s latest ~Music Monday~ playlist to help you de-stress:

  1. Brent Faiyaz – Gang Over Luv
    https://soundcloud.com/brentfaiyaz/gang-over-luv?in=brentfaiyaz/sets/sonder-son
  2. Brent Faiyaz – First World Problemz / Nobody Carez
    https://soundcloud.com/brentfaiyaz/first-world-problemz-nobody
  3. Russ – Cherry Hill
    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qcuRcbz8DCLG6nG4or8Uo
  4. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Wus Good/Curious (NVR Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/therealdonnyvega/party-next-door-wus-good
  5. LLD – All That Matters (LiveMix)
    https://soundcloud.com/livelikedavis/livelikedavis-all-that-matters
  6. The Sun King – I Wrote This Song For An Ex (ft. Abbn0rmal)
    https://soundcloud.com/the-sun-king-ny/i-wrote-this-song-for-an-ex-remix-ft-abbn0rmal
  7. Roy Woods – What Are You On?
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4467C0jkad7vMVD8kOhFxW
  8. dsvn – Don’t Choose
    https://open.spotify.com/track/6OVDdIF1LyY36sXL5xGCSR
  9. H.E.R – Jungle
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3C23UChONVCL0A3U9uWO5u
  10. Russ – Losin’ Control (Silver Waves Remix)
    https://soundcloud.com/silverwaves/losin-control-remix-1

Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, spotify.com, giphy.com

Monday Music Update! (Week of 10/30)

Hope your Halloweekend was everything you hoped and dreamed for it to be! Homecoming is next, so get your bodies ready.

Here is 4E’s latest Music Monday Playlist:

  1. Nurko ft. Misdom – With You
    https://soundcloud.com/nurkomusic/nurko-with-you-feat-misdom-extended
  2. Tove Lo & Branchez & Madeintyo Remix
    https://soundcloud.com/steedyroyce/tove-lo-branchez-madeintyo
  3. Shawn Harris – Uptown
    https://soundcloud.com/shawnharrisblk/shawn-harris-uptown-prince-tribute
  4. Amir Obe – Cigarettes
    https://soundcloud.com/amirobe/cigarettes
  5. Ty Austin – “Come Over”
    https://soundcloud.com/tyaustin101/come-over
  6. Jaden Smith – PCH
    https://soundcloud.com/artsydreamboy/pch-jaden-smith
  7. JACK U & Post Malone – Where R U Now [Flosstradamus Remix]
    https://soundcloud.com/flosstradamus/jack-u-x-post-malone-where-r-u-now-allen-iverson-flosstradamus-remix
  8. Frank Ocean – Wiseman [Portrait Remix]
    https://soundcloud.com/portraitsounds/frank-ocean-wiseman
  9. Russ – The Game
    https://soundcloud.com/russ/the-game-prod-russ
  10. Flume & Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools/You & Me [NOVABAD Remix]
    https://soundcloud.com/barannobari/flume-kendrick-lamar-swimming-pools-you-and-me-from-youtube

See everyone on the weekend!

Photos/Gifs/Music: soundcloud.com, giphy.com