“Queer Eye” Season 3: a Must Watch For Inclusivity Value

Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Antoni Porowski of "Queer Eye." Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9360473az)

The third season of Queer Eye just dropped on Netflix and it didn’t take long for us to get through every fabulous episode.

Yes, the new season is more of the same but honestly, that’s a good thing. While many reality TV and makeover shows feel the need to get more and more dramatic as the series go on, Queer Eye knows exactly what it is and doesn’t feel the need to pretend to be something it isn’t. It’s comfortable in its own skin and this is exactly the gift that the team are trying to give the show’s participants.

One of the standout factors of the new season is that it seemed to be even more diverse and inclusive than previous seasons. As well as working with people from the LGBT+ community, the fab 5 worked with people of all different ethnic backgrounds, genders, and classes.

One remarkable thing about the show is the way it continues to inform and educate, while still retaining its fun and entertaining qualities. Which means that even if you don’t care about the makeover aspect of the show, it is valuable to watch the season just to get a snippet into the lives of others who are different from ourselves.

There were no episodes in the series which were noticeably weak and each were moving for different reasons. “Black Girl Magic” was particularly powerful and shared an important message about the fluidity of identity. In another episode, we see a man mourning his wife learn to compartmentalize his grief so that he can get joy from life again. It’s all extremely emotional.

So yes, Queer Eye season 3 is more of the same but we strongly feel that everybody should watch it anyway. The team constantly teach us the importance of self love and self care and remind us that everybody has their own private struggles, even if they are not immediately visible.

As a whole, the season was heartfelt and emotional while still being uplifting and we were rooting for every single participant. In terms of inclusivity, the show goes the extra mile and makes us proud to be who we are and teaches us to embrace what makes us unique.

4.5/5

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