Get your tissues and avocado toast ingredients ready, because the second season of *Queer Eye* premieres on Netflix June 15. And just one week before the premiere, Netflix has dropped the trailer.
The teaser, which is set to the recently-released Betty Who version of the show’s theme song, shows our Fab Five—Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness—driving around Georgia in their trademark black truck and casually changing lives. If you recall, the first season featured subjects who weren’t just straight men, departing from the show’s original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy format. The second season does this, too, and even pushes forward by featuring a female contestant as well as a trans man named Skyler.
Last month, the Fab Five spoke to Entertainment Weekly about including more than just straight men on the show. Of Skyler’s episode, which was reportedly filmed just a few weeks after his gender confirmation surgery, Van Ness said, “One of my closest friends is a trans man who is incredible. And a lot of my clients are trans women. So I am really hoping that we can do right by our trans brothers and sisters.” He continued, “[Skyler] is going through so much, so [it was important to be] gentle and respectful and not to be a queenie know-it-all dum-dum when you’re trying to be a loving person.”
Brown added, “I think, as a culture, people need to get away from the bathroom stuff and realize that these are just human beings trying to live their lives, and it’s something that we all take for granted. Hearing Skyler, the first time I got to talk to him, say, ‘I tried to get my license several times’ — think about if you were just trying to go to the airport, and you could not get on [the plane] because your license said something different. It’s just about people living a comfortable, protected, respected life.”
What the Kiki Ballroom Scene Looks Like Now: A Family Photo Album
Zay Lanvin performing in the Vogue Femme category at the Latex Ball. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Twiggy Pucci Garcon, overall overseer of the House of Garcon and Pose consultant. Many marginalized and at-risk groups like LGBTQ youth, can gain self-acceptance and confidence through the surrogate families formed in the Kiki community, and Twiggy Pucci Garcon has organized and advocated for LGBTQ youth with various collaborative organizations to create safe spaces for over nine years. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Christine Rachel Ebony performing in the “Butch Queen Vogue Femme” category at The Legends Ball. (Christine has transitioned since this performance at The Legends Ball.) Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Members of the House of Bangy Cunts after their practice in East New York. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Legendary Mother Afrika Juicy performing in the “Runway” category as a house at the Old Navy Ball. Kiki balls are a celebratory component of the Kiki subculture, offering a safe and empowered space for performers to enact various genres of gender expression, including stylized femininity. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Aniyah celebrates her 21st birthday with her family Nash, Starasia, Jocelyn, Diamond, and Denim. The familial structure of Kiki houses—mother, father, sister, brother—often acts as a surrogate for a biological family. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
A mysterious performer at Live a Metallic Life, METALIKA Ball. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Eyricka and members of the Iconic International House of Mizrahi at the Latex Ball. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
NYC Mother Iggy Unbothered-Cartier and Omari Gabbana performing at Live a Metallic Life, METALIKA Ball. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
Legendary DaeDae, father of the House of Bangy Cunts, with his brother Dutch Gotti. DaeDae is photographer Anja Matthes’ godson. He passed away last year. Photograph by Anja Matthes.
The House of La Familia Margiela. Left to right: overall mother Candice, founding mother Diamond, overall NYC mother Natalie, and Tyler. The Kiki Yearbook symbolizes a coming-of-age milestone for many youths in the Kiki scene who have been abandoned by their parents, and often were not able to finish high school. This project was made possible with the support of IWMF (International Women in Media Fund). Photograph by Anja Matthes.