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, 

4E’s Fall Fashion Preview 2015

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A few weeks ago, The Hoya released their “Fall Fashion Issue” documenting the hottest trends this year on the Hilltop. They actually did a pretty awesome job, so you should check it out.

It just so happens that 4E was part of that photo shoot, wearing some more alternative clothes naturally. Since only a fraction of the photos from the extensive photo shoot made it to the newspaper, we here at 4E took it upon ourselves (you’re welcome) to publish the exclusive photos that didn’t make the final cut.

So, for the 3rd season in a row (see Fall 2014 and Spring 2015), 4E brings you the Fall Fashion Preview.

We call this one “Fall Fashion for the Fashionably Challenge.”

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Jenna jumps for joy for all the fall fashion!

We call this series, “the traveling coat for the college student”:

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Keaton takes the Amsterdam look to Georgetown. Stationary bikes.. for the college student who wants to travel, but can't afford to.
Keaton takes the Amsterdam look to Georgetown. Stationary bikes.. for the college student who wants to travel, but can’t afford to.
Jenna get jungle-esque in this onesie look.
Jenna get jungle-esque in this onesie look.
Is this the Amazon... or the 90s? Either way, these looks are hot hot hot.
Is this the Amazon… or the 90s? Either way, these looks are hot hot hot.
The double watch... for the inner time traveler in all of us.
The double watch… for the inner time traveler in all of us.
Georgetown's faculty can be fashionable, too!
Georgetown’s faculty can be fashionable, too!
Courtney and Keaton take academia... in style.
Courtney and Keaton take academia… in style.
Georgetown's hottest study spot in ICC 2 nooks.
Georgetown’s hottest study spot in ICC 2 nooks.
"What is this... a keyboard for the unfashionable?!"
“What is this… a keyboard for the unfashionable?!”
Behind the Scenes: Bloggers take a break the only way they know how... in style.
Behind the Scenes: Bloggers take a break the only way they know how… in style.
To Lau they go! Because, Hoyas, you can be fashionable like us anywhere.
To Lau they go! Because, Hoyas, you can be fashionable like us anywhere.

Hope to see you rockin’ the newest trends around the Hilltop. ‘Til next season, Hoyas!

Photos/Gifs: wordpress.com; Bloggers/The Hoya