QE2: Queer Eye for the Straight GIRL!
Move over, boys:
Bravo's got an equal-opportunity message for the frumpy women of America: You need a Queer Eye overhaul.
The cable net has greenlighted a female version of its hit series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, targeting style-challenged straight women.
Queer Eye for the Straight Girl is part of Bravo's 2005 program slate--which is being pitched to advertisers today in New York.
"It's something our female fans have been requesting since Queer Eye became a hit," net head Jeff Gaspin told Variety, adding he's unconcerned that the franchise will overpower the network. "Straight Girl goes on the air a year and a half after the original launched, so I think enough time will have passed."
Casting on the make-better series has not begun--no word on which sex will be dispensing style wisdom--but published reports suggest the Fab Five may be reduced to the Fab Three, including a possible celebrity host.
It's a nod to a slightly more style-savvy audience.
"Guys need the basics, the 101 information, whereas women are much more discriminating," creator-exec producer David Collins said. "They know the basics, they want options, ways to amp it up a little. However, the Queer Eye make-better philosophy will still be intact."