Wester&Lacroix.Seeing Straight Throught the Queer Eye

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Unformatted text preview: iminal liaisons situated between their male clients and their clients’ female friends and family. As gay men, they are coded as both masculine and feminine (see Ramsey & Santiago, 2004). As men, they ‘‘hang out with’’ and help other men. As gays, apparently, they supposedly possess insights into the female psyche that straight men lack. Although we find such categories as straight and heterosexual problematic, we use the term straight in this study to refer to those men included in episodes of Queer Eye identified as such. The scene mimics the classic scene in which Marilyn Monroe steps on an air vent, and her skirt blows up and out. Thom laments, ‘‘How is it possible that he wears this [ratty] sweatshirt and he’s in a relationship, and I wear these fabulous clothes and I’m single?’’ This irony was underscored when the fourth season of Queer Eye opened with a block of well-publicized wedding episodes (‘‘Queer Eye to Premiere,’’ 2005). References About us. 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