Loads of good stuff here from Laurie Penny about Queer Eye, a Netflix programme about which I could say much should I feel inclined.

I tend to stay far away from the standard scripted reality programming because it hurts my brain, quite painfully sometimes. But I stumbled upon this while Fi was watching and while I didn't get hooked, I did enjoy what I saw.

Queer Eye is great because it's both fun and stupid while being serious and political, and Penny here lays out in exuberant prose how the show deals with the toxic effects of late capitalist patriarchy on middle-of-the-road men. Because we are all victims of this shit. And while I'm not going to embrace the levels of consumerism the Fab Five seem to endorse I definitely appreciate the sentiment.


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