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hen I started watching the new version of Queer Eye on Netflix, it was with the hope that it would equal the original that unequivocally put gays on the pop culture map. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Led by the charismatic Karamo Brown, the new Fab Five swept in to not only make over clueless guys but also to win over my heart with a reality show that takes the makeover concept one step further. Goliath had the pleasure of talking to Karamo about the show and how it is shaping up to leave quite a legacy behind. Read the interview on page 32, and enjoy our exclusive and all-new Karamo photo shoot on page 34 shot by the amazing Henry Wu. Speaking of even more new; we’re giving you the freshest trends from the runway and in street style, and we highlight a selection of our favorite new fragrances,

so you can set off the season not only looking but smelling great (pst, woody scent notes are all the rave!). And if you want to look even cooler, we’ve thrown in a guide for some choice sunglasses as well. Oh, and once you’re done watching QE, and you’re just aching for more gay-themed streaming content, we suggest you check out Dekkoo that specializes in gay movies and series. It has everything from original series to movies and even a steamy erotic section. And guess what? It’s all NEW. Mikkel Hyldebrandt Editorial Director mikkel@GoliathAtlanta.com

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ON THE ATL AGENDA When Love Takes Over #IAmMidtown takes over 5Church on March 10 with an event hosted by Peach Magazine to give you the latest updates. This is not a political rally but a celebration for all of us who make gay Midtown thrive.

Twisted Broadway: A Benefit for AID Atlanta

Deep South: Honey Dijon The Atlanta-based DJ collective is changing up the venue and is moving to the Music Room on Edgewood for their next installment of Deep South on March 10 that brings DJ Honey Dijon to the city for the first time.

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On March 14, Lips Atlanta will host a special edition of their beloved Twisted Broadway show hosted by Edie Cheezburger that will benefit AID Atlanta. General admission is $45, and VIP is $65 – tickets and info at aidatlanta.org.


I Miss The Old Kanye: A DANCE party Join the tribute on March 17 at the Basement to one of the most polarizing artists of our generation and a night of just good music before people either hated or loved Kanye West.

Party for Princess! A benefit show + dance party A well-known community character, Princess Charles, is currently battling cancer, so on March 23 at My Sister’s Room, there will be a benefit in his honor to help cover the costs of treatment on the way to full recovery.

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Miguel: The War & Leisure Tour The talented singer and songwriter visits Atlanta for one night only on March 27 at the Coca-Cola Roxy.

Join the grown-up version of the most awesome school games from your childhood: 3-legged races, hula-hoops, tug-of-war, dizzy lizzy, and plenty of other fun games on March 31 at the Emory Clairmont Campus. The event benefits Action Cycling Atlanta, an allvolunteer, non-profit, dedicated to ending HIV/ AIDS. Create or join a team and register at donate.av200.org/fieldday. *Peach is a sponsor of this event.

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RUNWAY FASHIONS By Mik Hyldebrandt

DADDY-ESQUE Not quite as slim-fitting and a simpler, label-less approach to clothing – kinda like the normcore trend but for dads – this trend dips into the 90s with light washes and straight cuts.

Get your hands on these trends picked off of the runway now, and you don’t need to wonder or worry about what to wear when the weather turns warm.

A&F Straight Jeans, $88 American Apparel Heavy Jersey Sport Shirt, $24

SHADED SUITING A good suit should be a staple of every man’s wardrobe, but this spring season suiting is coming out in full color. The trend is decidedly less corporate and more for dressy summer shindigs, but it is certainly a refreshing take on classic menswear. SuitSupply Havana Red Plain, $549 A&F Straight Jeans

TROPICALIA Floral prints are still a big trend from last year, but this year it turns to the tropics with more exotic floral prints for a touch of more boldness. Etro Tropical Print Shirt

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KEEP IT JUMPIN’ Ok, so last year’s romper (or romphim) trend didn’t quite take off, but a classic jumpsuit never goes out of style – it’s sexy and masculine at the same time. Forever 21 Jumpsuit, $40 Sheehan & Co Summer Jumpsuit, $285

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MATERIAL WORLD Silks, satins, velvets, sparkles, and embroidery is not for women alone, so this spring season, seek out more lush materials than just plain cotton and glitz it up a bit. SikSilk Cotton Suede Zip Tee, $47 Guess Mason ShortSleeve Shine Polo, $49

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This is only a brief summary of important information about taking TRUVADA for PrEPTM (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection. This does not replace talking to your healthcare provider about your medicine.

(tru-VAH-dah) MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP Before starting TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must be HIV-1 negative. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 unless you are confirmed to be HIV-1 negative. • Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include flu-like symptoms, tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting TRUVADA for PrEP. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must continue to use safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1. • You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you think you were exposed to HIV-1 or have a flu-like illness while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. • If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. • See the “How To Further Reduce Your Risk” section for more information. TRUVADA may cause serious side effects, including: • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. TRUVADA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV, your HBV may suddenly get worse if you stop taking TRUVADA. Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to check your health regularly for several months.

ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP TRUVADA for PrEP is a prescription medicine used together with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex. This use is only for HIV-negative adults who are at high risk of getting HIV-1. • To help determine your risk of getting HIV-1, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your sexual health. Do NOT take TRUVADA for PrEP if you: • Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. • Take certain medicines to treat hepatitis B infection.

HOW TO TAKE TRUVADA FOR PrEP • Take 1 tablet once a day, every day, not just when you think you have been exposed to HIV-1. • Do not miss any doses. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1 infection. • Use TRUVADA for PrEP together with condoms and safer sex practices. • Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months. You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TRUVADA FOR PrEP TRUVADA can cause serious side effects, including: • Those in the “Most Important Information About TRUVADA for PrEP” section. • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. • Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat. • Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain. • Bone problems. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP include stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP.

BEFORE TAKING TRUVADA FOR PrEP Tell your healthcare provider if you: • Have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis. • Have any other medical conditions. • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. • Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. If you become HIV-positive, HIV can pass to the baby in breast milk. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take: • Keep a list that includes all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. • Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about medicines that should not be taken with TRUVADA for PrEP.

HOW TO FURTHER REDUCE YOUR RISK • Know your HIV status and the HIV status of your partners. • Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Other infections make it easier for HIV to infect you. • Get information and support to help reduce risky sexual behavior, such as having fewer sex partners. • Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.

GET MORE INFORMATION • This is only a brief summary of important information about TRUVADA for PrEP. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more, including how to prevent HIV infection. • Go to start.truvada.com or call 1-800-GILEAD-5 • If you need help paying for your medicine, visit start.truvada.com for program information.

TRUVADA FOR PREP, the TRUVADA FOR PREP Logo, the TRUVADA Blue Pill Design, TRUVADA, GILEAD, and the GILEAD Logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc., or its related companies. All other marks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. Version date: April 2017 © 2017 Gilead Sciences, Inc. All rights reserved. TVDC0127 07/17


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MAN’S BAGS

They may not have been jumping straight off the runway, but word on the street is these trends are what you need to be in style this spring.

TUMI Owen Crossbody

Men are carrying bags again, so break out the man-purse again or wear your fanny pack just as long as you wear it across your body. Topman Black Cross Body Bag, $30 TUMI Owen Crossbody, $345

NATURE BOY The athleisure and sports utility trends are getting even bigger this spring because we want to get out and be at one with nature! Diesel J-Lapaz Jacket, $248 Zara Camouflage Jacket, $80

OLD-SCHOOL FOOTWEAR A lot of fashion trends this season point forward, so it’s nice to have at least a few that point back. So, Even though old-school footwer is retro it is still fashion-forward (see what we did there). Adidas Samba OG Shoes, $100 Vans Primary Check Old School, $60 Diesel J-Lapaz Jacket,

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SPRING SPRITZ By Mik Hyldebrandt

WOOD SAGE & SEA SALT Although labeled as a woman’s fragrance the wood and spice notes develop very well on male skin and gives it a nice, full-bodied result.

A great way to welcome the new season is by getting into a new and sexy fragrance. Traditionally, spring and summer scents have been light and aquatic, but this year the lightweights have been flanked by woodsy and masculine scents that connect you to nature and your deeper desires.

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AMAZINGREEN The combination of fresh and green with deeper and earthy scent notes really works to create a fragrance that has all the elements of a spring fling.

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It’s Fine: A Dekkoo Original Series Similar to Caleb Callo, It’s Fine also chronicles the tales of the tragically-West-Hollywood problems of a diverse cast of characters. I managed to binge the first season in one sitting, and I’m sure you’ll be too. You may be turned off by the hindered, low budget sound quality, but you’ll be surprised at how crisp and finely tuned the scripts are, and they only get better as the show progresses. It’s Fine released its second season this year, and you best believe I’ll be binging that similarly in hopes the budget got beefed up. Home From The Gym

We scroll through their admirable but lackluster selection in hopes of seeing ourselves on screen. Not just people who look like us, but people who behave and engage in situations we can deeply relate to. Films depicting straight lust and romance and far more bountiful, and sure, we can identify with their struggles, but often it’s just not enough. Luckily, Dekkoo is here to save the day by being the only streaming service that caters exclusively to LGBT content, and there’s a ton. Thankfully, there’s an app available for your Roku, Apple TV, and more. After browsing through for the past couple days, no, you won’t find many major studio queer films here like Brokeback Mountain or Call Me By Your Name, but you won’t really notice their absence. I’ve been impressed with the sheer amount of content they’re hosting, ranging from forgotten gay films from the 70s and 80s, and new releases from notable indie LGBT film distributors like Breaking Glass and Wolfe. Obviously, I haven’t been able to catch and consume everything Dekkoo has to offer, but I did manage to catch some of their offerings, and some of their exclusive Dekkoo original series. Though there are certainly some genres you won’t get to see from Netflix or Hulu, like ‘Affairs and Love Triangles’ and ‘Erotica’ Here’s what I’d recommend you check out: The Gay And Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo / The World of Brian Jordan Alvarez Perhaps my favorite Dekkoo offering is The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, a short-form series from acclaimed writer Brian Jordan Alvarez. Previously released on YouTube, Caleb Gallo follows the gay and wondrous titular character as he navigates life in Los Angeles. Pretty basic, right? It would be if it weren’t so sharply written and funny. The show uses jump cuts and phone calls that would be otherwise mundane and transforms t into the laugh-per-minute craziness that borders on 30 Rock level hilarity. Watch it for Freckle alone. Trust me. Dekkoo also hosts The World of Brian Jordan Alvarez, a series of short films by him that basically amount to memes manifested in short film. They’re short, usually clocking in at under two and a half minutes, but carry heavy punches and huge laughs.

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I wanted to mention this short film because it was the first thing I watched in the ever-alluring Erotica section, and it made me take note of a slight criticism I have for Dekkoo. You see, as hot and bothered as Home From The Gym made me, it was surpassingly short, only five minutes long. It’s kinda exactly as it sounds: it’s a short, erotic film about a sweaty, muscular, well-endowed man coming home from the gym and stripping his tight under armor clothes piece by piece. It was hot! But very short. Which led me to the realization that Dekkoo doesn’t list its content’s runtimes like any other streaming service. It’s an odd UI decision, but it might have something to do with the large amount of short films on the site. I generally don’t mind that some of the content is shorter than feature-length, but it’s important to list runtimes in the title splash screen, so people know exactly what the time commitment is for a given title. Just a small criticism! Love is Blind: A Dekkoo Original Series My last recommendation is the corny, but sweet Dekkoo original reality series Love Is Blind. And much like Home From The Gym, this title is similarly on-the-nose. It’s a reality show where gay men are set up on blind dates and are forced to endure strange-but-intimate group activities like wrestling, or sharing a dessert. It’s awkward, forced, and features an annoying host that merely makes fun of the couple on the date from the comfort of his green screen studio, but it has its charm. I look forward to more, and I look forward to Dekkoo maturing and growing into a strong player in the streaming realm. Give them a try; they cost no per month more than two random rentals from iTunes — a risk you know we’ve both taken in the past. Consider me Pro-Dekkoo.


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SIR, YES SIR AN INTERVIEW WITH CASEY SPOONER OF FISCHERSPOONER By Gregg Shapiro

It’s no exaggeration to say that Fischerspooner’s time has come. In addition to the release of the new album Sir  (Ultra), Fischerspooner has been the subject of a museum exhibition and a book, and recently appeared in the pages of  Vogue.  Sir, Fischerspooner’s first studio album since 2009’s Entertainment, is its sexiest and most personal effort to date. On Sir, out vocalist Casey Spooner’s long history of creative collaboration with Warren Fischer, expands to include Michael Stipe and Andy LeMaster, as well as Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift), Holly Miranda and Boots. I had the pleasure of speaking with Casey shortly before the release of the Sir album.

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Gregg Shapiro: Casey, if you don’t mind I’d like to begin by talking about collaboration. The name of the band, Fischerspooner, combines your name with longtime collaborator Warren Fischer. You’ve co-written Fischerspooner songs with others, most recently including Michael Stipe and Andy LeMaster. What is it about you that makes you so good at playing well with others? Casey Spooner: I tried to be a painter and it was too solitary for me. And I was an only child. I don’t know if that’s related, but I just love going to work, going to the studio, going to a rehearsal space and I love working with other people. I also think it’s the way I learned. I’ve always been kind of a bad student. I’m not really good at homework and doing stuff by myself. But, if you put me in a room with someone, I love learning how someone else is going to approach something or how they are going to do something. Right out of college, I worked with an experimental theater company called Doorika which was very collaborative. I’ve been making collaborative work now for 20 years. It’s kind of the way I get things done. GS: In the 15 years since the release of the first Fischerspooner album, as well as the nine years between Fischerspooner albums, electronic music has become an increasingly dominant force. As one of the forebears of the “postelectroclash pop revolution”, what do you think of the current scene and Fischerspooner’s place in it? CS: It’s cool! I’ve always loved electronic music. To me it’s just another tool. We live in such a digital world now. The thing that was exciting for us is that all of a sudden, we had access to these tools and to a network of communication and sharing music that was so easy. That’s been an amazing historical thing, to be a part of this huge cultural shift that’s now become kind of the way we live. I’m flattered. It’s so crazy. I would never have imagined that I’d be in that place. I thought I was going to be this performance artist/ painter/fine artist. I never imagined I would have an impact on pop entertainment so extensively. My idols were people such as Grace Jones and Laurie Anderson. It’s cool that I got to be one of those people. GS: The songs on Sir, such as “Everything Is Just All Right” and “Togetherness”, are intensely and unapologetically erotic and sexual, but also feel extremely personal at the same time. CS: In gay culture there’s a schism between sex and emotion. I think that’s tied to shame. One of the things I wanted to do on this record is create a world where you can be very sexual and very emotional and you can have anonymous sex and it can be valuable and important and respected and romantic. Or you can have a more complex, long-term relationship and it’s equally valuable and romantic and respected. I tried to give value and respect to all kinds of queer relationships, whether they are one-night stands or romances or long-term relationships. To represent and respectfully let all those beautiful and amazing queer connections exist in one place and not against a heteronormative fantasy. GS: The music video for “TopBrazil” is a perfect example of the brazen sexuality of the album. What can you tell me about the influences for the video?

CS: I actually met Tom Brown, the director, on the dancefloor at Fire Island. We started our conversation there. There were different things that I wanted to do. There was this idea of lasers that I brought in. There was the idea of these different queer spaces. I love the light on Fire Island, underneath the decks, when it comes through it’s super graphic. There were these different architectural and light spaces in which I was interested. The sauna scene felt kind of like where Tom and I first met. It was about representing these queer spaces with beauty and glamour. We were also concerned about having a cool, dynamic New York cast. There was a lot of debate about how there were so many men! In the end, the thing I like about it is that it’s kind of a classic cliché of a pop video. You would see women in a video displayed with the same kind of eroticism, but you would never see men objectified in the same way. To me, the thing that’s interesting is to put men in a similar situation as women. To see the reactions and YouTube comments alone has been fascinating.

and I was coming from a deep New York winter; fat, pale, sick. I finally got to my sexual dream come true, and it was not pretty. The second verse is about that moment on the beach where I’m sick and old and tired in a Speedo. It’s the end of summer there, and everyone in Rio is hot. They have amazing bodies. Athletes. What I had fantasized about. My dream came true, but it was a failure for me. There was this beautiful, amazing, sunga (swim trunks) salesman smoking weed on the beach who tried to pick me up, but it was the saddest moment, where I couldn’t even talk to or even pretend to be able to engage because my self-esteem was so crushed. I was just stuck on the beach, drinking cough syrup.

GS: Especially at this point in time with what’s happening with the #metoo movement.

GS: I hope you get to go back again.

CS: Yes, exactly. I think it’s an interesting document of the double standard applied to men versus women. Also, the innate homophobia that exists in the culture. When we turned the video in, people were like, “This is so pornographic!” I was like, “What are you talking about? Have you seen a Rihanna video? Have you seen a Nicki Minaj video? There’s nothing pornographic here! Just because you’re used to devouring women, it’s strange that you’re not able to look at a man in the same way!” GS: I was especially struck by the song “Oh Rio,” which features a spoken word segment, as well as guest vocals by Holly Miranda. CS: That song is a big thesis for the whole record. Actually, that’s the song that convinced Michael (Stipe) to produce the record. That kind of writing and performance is a little bit more of where I’m coming from traditionally as a performance artist. I didn’t come from music. I came from storytelling and performance and theater. That song is basically as it always was. Michael didn’t write on that one. It was one of the songs that stayed after he got involved. The title comes from a Bruce Weber book called O Rio de Janeiro. When I was growing up in the south in the eighties, there wasn’t a lot of access to anything homoerotic. There was a bookstore in the mall that had this Bruce Weber book. The first verse tells the story of me going to the mall and visiting this book. It was in the photography section. It never sold. I would pick it up, look at it and get turned on. I would get confused and freak out and put it back on the shelf. Because of the book, Rio became this erotic fantasy land in my mind. It was someplace I always wanted to go. I was never able to get to Rio until March of 2013. I was working on the record. I jumped through all kinds of travel and budgeting and scheduling hoops to get to Rio. When I finally got there, I got deathly ill. It was March

GS: “Hacking up a lung” as you say in the song. CS: Yes, sick on the beach. I always visualized that scene a little bit like Dirk Bogarde at the end of in Death In Venice. The first half of the song to me is very Bruce Weber O Rio de Janeiro and the second verse is me as Dirk Bogarde in Death in Venice. CS: I went back last month and I shot a video for the song. That beautiful video is going to come out soon. GS: Finally, the cover art for  Sir  features you sticking out your tongue. A tongue was also featured prominently on the cover of 2002’s major-label reissue of Fischerspooner’s debut album #1. CS: It’s funny; that (Sir) cover photo was taken in Madrid two summers ago by a fan named Vincent Claudio Urbani. I reluctantly went to shoot with him more as a personal favor than wanting to do a photo shoot. I just happened to be in Madrid. It was completely his idea. He was like, “I want you to do this, I want you to pose this way, I want you to stick your tongue out.” Vincent came up with that idea. I liked the idea that it connected to the continuity of the first record. There was a cool connection and it is kind of a great, classic, iconic image. I can’t take much credit for it. Vincent Claudio Urbani came up with that idea.

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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU AN INTERVIEW WITH KARAMO BROWN BY MIKKEL HYLDEBRANDT

Karamo Brown’s TV career launched suddenly and in full force in 2004 on The Real World as the first African-American out gay man on the show. Or on TV in general. Now, he is back on TV as the charismatic leader of a super-powered pack of gays on the reboot of Queer Eye which launched early February on Netflix. Goliath got a chance to talk to Karamo about his journey to become the man he is today – and how QE is shaping up to be a voice of reason in our time.

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When Karamo Brown participated in The Real World in 2004, he didn’t expect the rollercoaster ride that was set off by him being the first out gay African-American on the show. Although he experienced immense support, he also let the sudden rise to celebrity get the best of him, so when the show stopped airing, he started partying like the best of them, and pretty soon his phone stopped ringing – because who would want to work with talent that had clearly lost his way? Now, Karamo is back on TV with the reboot of Queer Eye and is part of the new Fab Five; and after over a decade away from television, perspectives have indeed changed for Karamo. “This time, I have a clear purpose, and a vision of what I want to do,” he explains,”and I know that show business has two components – show and business. Last time, I forgot about the business and was all about the show. That’s certainly different now.” After auditioning alongside more than 10,000 candidates across the world, and after making it to the final top 100, Karamo was locked down with the other candidates for the equivalent of speed dating, so producers could determine what cast would work best together off and on screen. Karamo instantly became friends with Tan (fashion) and Bobby (design), and later they were introduced to Jonathan (grooming) and Antoni (food), and the group instinctively stayed together until they were all finally cast as the new Fab Five. The show, which aired on Netflix early February, has already made plenty of waves and has received acclaim for their new take on the original concept of making over clueless straight guys (and even a gay one) in their own environment. But although the QE reboot, which has let the ‘for the straight guy’ go to be even more inclusive, follows the original’s premise, it is also wildly different. While the first version would focus almost entirely on the makeover, the new QE introduces a surprising and very honest emotional depth, not only for the ‘victims’ but also for the hosts. “I have participated in reality TV before, so I really wanted to put that emotional depth forward in the show”, Karamo explains, “I had conversations with myself, with the guys, and with the producers to make sure that when we approach our heroes we not only fix the outside, but we also give them the tools to fix the inside. We all wanted it to be as authentic and emotional as possible, not only for the heroes but also for us. It was important to all of us to build that deeper connection.” The result is a reality TV show that boldly and quite surprisingly takes on issues like homophobia, religion, politics, racial tensions, and even police brutality; and does so in an honest and deeply emotional way that not only displays the feelings of the makeover victims but also lays bare the experiences of the hosts whose personal stories of religious upbringing, rigid family structures, and racial disparities serve not only as moments of personal growth but as learning lessons of perspective to the people that receive the makeover – and to the world. One episode particularly displays the innate strength and transformative power of the show: The fab five are pulled over by a police officer as a prank on their way to see their next makeover guy. For Karamo, the incident takes on a highly personal and intimidating aspect that happens to spark a much broader conversation about race and police brutality in today’s America. The outcome is an incredibly touching moment between the two where mutual understanding and respect is suddenly the standard and not the exception for their

interaction, and it even seems to create a possible pathway to a common ground. Who would have thought that of a makeover reality TV show? “Every week, we receive a piece of paper with an overview of the person’s background, and that’s it,” Karamo tells us, “so, we have to figure it out organically, and luckily, we were able to connect with all of them, so it happened very organically, and we could get to what was really going on.” That connection and the ability to get to the root cause of things is also what will undoubtedly determine the legacy of the new QE. Tan (fashion) mentions in the first episode that the first version was about tolerance, about getting gays on TV, and now it’s about acceptance and tolerance. Karamo hopes that the show’s legacy will be about respect: “At the end of the day, you must respect your fellow man and woman. I get messages from people that are very right-wing telling me how impressed they are, and how they feel that the show is helping them have a better conversation.” Karamo is also hoping that the same respectful conversation can be transferred to the current debate on gun control measures. As a former student of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Karamo was devastated to see the school where he attended 10-12 grade and graduated from was the scene of another horrific mass shooting. “I had my high school reunion there, and to see the hallways and school grounds where I used to roam now being a place where kids were in harm’s way is heartbreaking,” Karamo says and continues, “As a father of two boys, I can’t accept a world where schools have become war zones and need metal detectors. But I also think the conversation starts somewhere else.” Much like his own experience of being able to bridge a seemingly abysmal gap between people, Karamo thinks the solution is starting a sensible conversation that focuses on understanding both sides instead of just yelling your standpoints. As he says: “We need to wake our asses up. This is the point where we ask to see the manager and bring them in the room to have a face-to-face, and we hear both sides of the table. We’re the adults here.” There is no doubt, with the overwhelmingly positive reception of Queer Eye, that the show is well on its way to garnering the same lasting impact as the original. And it is also clear that the impact could have a far wider reach than the original. Karamo hopes that there are at least three to four more seasons of QE in the future – and then he has his eyes set on getting a daytime talk show! “I think there is a spot for a gay black man in daytime TV right now – and I’d like to be the one to fill that,” he muses – and we would definitely be here for Karamo putting his makeover superpowers to work on daytime television as well!

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Goliath v4 i02 issuu  

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