If you follow the Fab Five from Queer Eye, you might have guessed from their recent Instagram posts that the cast is currently having the best time in Tokyo.
In the midst of filming the third season of their Netflix series, chef Antoni Porowski, stylist Tan France, culture and lifestyle expert Karamo Brown, interior designer Bobby Berk and hair stylist Jonathan Van Ness have jetted to Japan to film a four-episode special.
Following on from last year’s bonus episode, “Yass, Australia!”, which gave the show a change of scenery from Georgia, USA to the Australian countryside, “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” sees the guys bringing their skills to Tokyo. They’ll be making over four Japanese men and women, all from different backgrounds, and the special will remain true to the Queer Eye format – although in addition to the usual grooming, re-decorating and cooking, the Fab Five will also seek the assistance of local stylists, designers and cooks.
#QueerEye is headed to Japan! The Fab Five will work with local tastemakers to make-better a new group of heroes, while they learn and experience Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand in a four-episode special! pic.twitter.com/pppU2tMUBt
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Aside from bringing hilarity to our screens, the hosts are known for their gentle approach in addressing problems faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s going to be interesting to see how they work their magic when faced with a culture and language so different to their own. Of course, we also can’t help hoping that there’ll be some kind of crossover with Netflix’s latest Japanese star, Marie Kondo.
So far, it’s obvious from their IG feeds that they’ve fully embraced Harajuku, have gotten in touch with their inner “tranquil queen”, and have even done a spot of ice skating. Any of you seen them around town yet?
Although there’s no set date for its release just yet, the Japan special is due to air after the third season of Queer Eye, which will be available later this year.