Netflix show with the Fab Five--'Qu**r Eye'
This wouldn't post with the name of the show 'Qu**r Eye' in the title so I modified it.
This season of Qu**r Eye is their best. They tackle a wide variety of social issues. The guys select people to "transform" in areas of the South and are in St. Louis this season. It's interesting to see how some who have never had any contact with gay men embrace the Fab Five. That human connection across, race, gender, culture, and sexual orientation gives me hope of a better America.
Last night we watched the episode with a Hispanic woman living in Kansas City. Her dream was to start a Hispanic Arts Foundation. She was born in the US and grew up in a middle-class white community and never felt fully accepted by either whites or Hispanics. As an adult she made an effort to learn about her Mexican culture and now she fully embraces it. She and her husband and children live in a middle-class white neighborhood and she had put her guard up because of an incident with a neighbor. Her husband built a stone wall on their property and her neighbor remarked something about how great it was that Mexicans were building their own wall. Remembering that remark had her in tears and made her feel that her neighbors didn't really welcome her. For one, they were low-rider enthusiasts and have several "bouncy" cars in their driveway when friends and family visited. They know they don't fit the mold. Another time she was in a store and a man hit her in the back with a broom and told her to go back to Mexico. I hope that people from her community and communities like hers who watch this episode see that there are real people who are harmed by the rhetoric.
She runs a Latino Arts Festival and with the support of the Fab Five, she went door to door to her neighbors to give them a flyer to invite them to the festival. To some she spoke of why she didn't know if her family was welcomed in the neighborhood and they all reassured her. She could not bring herself to go to the neighbor who made the wall remark though.
I hope that people in these conservative communities that are featured will watch the show and begin to see that there's a human being inside the facade, whether we're gay, transgender, Hispanic, or different in other ways, and that we all want to feel accepted for who we are. And that we all feel the same pain when we are not.
The woman with the hairspray the Season 4 trailer is the one we watched last night.