QE Music Video to Debut on Bravo 12/16
'QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY' MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE ON BRAVO
HALF HOUR SPECIAL “WHAT’S THAT SOUND: THE MAKING OF THE QUEER EYE MUSIC VIDEO” TO AIR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, AT 11:00PM ET/PT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING “A VERY QUEER EYE HOLIDAY” SPECIAL AT 10:00PM ET/PT
NEW YORK -- December 12, 2003 -- All things just keep getting better… and we’re not just talking about the straight guys. This Tuesday December 16, Bravo presents a holiday gift for Queer Eye fans. Immediately following the first-ever “Very Queer Eye Holiday” special at 10:00PM ET/PT, Bravo will broadcast the half hour special “What's that Sound: The Making of the Queer Eye Music Video,” culminating with the world premiere of the music video for the show’s infectious theme song “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)” by Widelife with Simone.
The music video for the theme song precedes the release of the “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” soundtrack from Capitol Records in stores on February 10th. Shot entirely on location in New York City - including the Brooklyn Bridge which was closed down for several hours for the production - the video features the Fab 5 (Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Jai Rodriguez, Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia), the recording group Widelife, vocalist Simone and numerous dancers and extras. It was directed by music video auteur Wayne Isham, who has directed music videos for Metallica, Sheryl Crow, Ricky Martin and The Rolling Stones.
The “Queer Eye” soundtrack will also feature an exclusive Chemical Brothers remix of Kylie Minogue’s new single “Slow;” a new and exclusive Duran Duran track "Sunrise,” the American debut of Jamelia’s smash U.K. hit “Superstar;” an exclusive mashup that pits Fischerspooner vs. Billy Squier; plus exclusive new songs from Elton John and Basement Jaxx and other hits including In-Grid’s “You Promise Me (Tu Es Foutu)” and Liz Phair’s “Extraordinary.”
Premiering at 10:00PM ET/PT, "A Very Queer Eye Holiday" features surprise visits from the Fab 5 to four memorable straight guys from show’s first season -- Brian “Butch” Schepel, Adam Zalta, John Bargemen and George Katsigiannis - to see if they have maintained their Queer Eye regiment. The straight guys and their families then join the cast in their loft for a holiday reunion party complete with festive “hip tips.”
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is produced by Scout Productions. The executive producers are David Collins and Michael Williams for Scout, and Frances Berwick, Amy Introcaso-Davis and Christian Barcellos for Bravo. The co-executive producer is David Metzler. The series was created by David Collins, a gay man, and developed by David Metzler, a straight man - a union of sensibilities that gives the show its depth, humor and edge.
Bravo, an NBC Cable Network since December 2002, is currently seen in more than 74 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. Today, Bravo offers innovative arts and entertainment programming with a unique point of view featuring original series, feature films (both independent and mainstream), theater, dance, music and documentaries. Bravo boasts critically acclaimed original programming -- including “Inside the Actors Studio” hosted by James Lipton, Emmy Award-winning “Cirque du Soleil Fire Within” and this summer’s breakout hit “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” For more information visit www.bravotv.com.