Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findings from a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , however, suggest I may be underestimating my gaydar abilities. The January study investigated people's ability to identify homosexual men from pictures of their faces alone. In an initial experiment, researchers Nicholas Rule and Nalini Ambady from Tufts University perused online dating sites and carefully selected 45 straight male faces and 45 gay male faces. All of these photos were matched for orientation only faces shown looking forward were used and facial alterations none of the images contained jewelry, glasses or facial hair. To control for context, the faces were also cut and pasted onto a white background for the study.
The untold truth of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Straight eye for the queer guy – Owen Jones gets a (much-needed) makeover | Fashion | The Guardian
When "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" premiered on Bravo in , the series — which centered on five gay men who provided makeovers for relatively unfashionable and uncultured straight men —became an instant success. The series ended its five-season run in , but now — a decade later — "Queer Eye" is back with a new "fab five" and a shortened name. Our fight is for acceptance. Tan France. The new "fab five" will advise a variety of straight men and one gay man on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design. And instead of focusing on the Big Apple, like the original show, the new series is "on a mission to make over Atlanta — and challenge notions of what it means to 'be a man. Most importantly, perhaps, the show has a broader goal.
As Queer Eye gets a reboot, television enjoys a wealth of gay perspectives
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy , the show that ran for five seasons five seasons! Queer Eye debuted back in on Bravo, introducing the rest of America to urban gay men with exotic names like Kyan, Carson, and Jai. With its debut, the show — a reality-TV cast full of openly gay men — felt as though it was serving a societal purpose by subjecting straight men to a baseline standard of beauty and hygiene.
Undoubtedly the best parts of this reboot, each is charming in his own way. They leave behind the unnecessary harshness that often accompanies makeover shows for a more understanding attitude that helps their criticisms feel constructive. Both parties approach these conversations with a vulnerability that makes the physical transformations feel even more significant. Throughout the course of the season, the Fab Five are called in to make over a Trump-supporting police officer, a devout Christian religious leader and a good-old-boy firefighter. In these episodes, members of the Fab Five engage their clients in serious conversations about police brutality and the lack of acceptance of gay people in religion.