I’m a huge fan of decorating shows, and the Fab5 have the best decorator on TV, Thom Filicia. The other 4 fabs are nice and funny but the advice they give (aside from the free clothing) doesn’t look very practical. A couple of weeks ago they wanted a young guy to give his girlfriend a massage (the girlfriend was not happy, as I would have been, this being on TV) and make a complicated dessert. Another time they had some poor man’s entire back’s hair completely waxed, an obviously painful process, the results of which made him remark that he looked “like a frosted mini-wheat: shiny on one side, fuzzy on the other”. Never mind that the average straight guy I’ve come across is not interested in skin care products, much less waxing. For instance, The Husband would never consent to waxing (not that I would suggest it!). The average (straight) Joe is more inclined to behave more like the Flab Four, and would only go through the Fab5 schemes to please the women.
So it seems to me that women would certainly welcome the Fab5 makeovers more than the men would. Sure enough, I was just visiting Michael’s blog, and waddaya know, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl‘s next. The goal is rather ambitious, though
a makeover sure to impress and inspire a complete lifestyle change in the subject, as well as the viewers
This viewer will be happy with just a little advice on paint colors for the living room, thanks.