LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. cable network Comedy Central is planning to turn the American make-over hit “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” upside down with a new show called “Straight Plan for the Gay Man.”
Debuting in February, the new show will parody the Bravo channel’s “Queer Eye” series and male stereotypes in general as a team of straight comedians — the “Flab 4” — teaches a succession of gay men how to pass as heterosexuals.
The make-overs include lessons in such areas as spartan home decorating, oafish manners, less-than-fashionable wardrobes, and an overdeveloped ego to mask all personal failings, production executive Lou Wallach told Reuters on Monday.
He said the network is currently producing three hour-long episodes centring on three gay men looking to go straight for a day to satisfy some personal curiosity about life on the “other team.”
I like the show ideas that David Morrison had posted earler in response to the original show better.
And curiously I don’t think the reality make over show would be nearly as acceptable in the other direction Suppose, for example, a show in which a group of five self-identified straight men traveled about helping men assumed to live with SSA to do stereotypically masculine things like fix their cars or throw baseballs or bait fishing hooks? Do you think the use of stereotypes so freely in that show would get anything like a positive review?