The well-known and loved Netflix reboot of ‘Queer Eye’ was a phenomenal success with four seasons and two international specials of the make-over show being made since the release of the series premiere on February 7, 2018.
However, like it’s original, Queer Eye’s Fab Five are all men, something which Ally Johnson, writer and creator of the new show ‘Butch Pal for the Straight Gal’, took issue with. She along with a production team and the ‘Fierce 5’ have created the world’s first all-female makeover show “because lesbians can do makeovers too.”
— ButchPal (@ButchPalSeries) November 6, 2019
After a year in development, ‘Butch Pal for the Straight Gal’ dropped a trailer earlier this month introducing the Fierce Five; five queer women all bringing a different skill to help straight women gain confidence in who they are. The show follows the Queer Eye-formula, filmed in a mockumentary-type style and is about empowering straight women through a makeover, which is more like a make-under, in order to help them embrace themselves and gain more control in their lives.
Using the money raised by a crowdfunding campaign that went viral, ‘Butch Pal for the Straight Gal’ was able to film a pilot episode in August with the production company Driven Equation.
Now that the show has been greenlit, the team is once again asking for donations in order to complete production, with 82% of the $15,000 goal already being met, we might be seeing the first episode sooner rather than later.
As a way to give back to the community, this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, a portion of every donation to ‘Butch Pal for the Straight Gal’ campaign receives will go to LGBT+ charity The Trevor Project. Creator Johnson says she feels it is important to give back to the community and both she and her wife are big supporters of the charity.
After the release of the trailer there is buzz building around the series online with many excited to see more representation of queer women in the media. Even Jai Rodriguez, the “culture expert” on the original Queer Eye, posted the trailer to his Instagram page saying he is looking forward to watching the up and coming reality show.
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One of the brightest and most hilarious ✨stars of @wearechannelq 📻 🏳️🌈 is @dtsshow host @yourallyjohnson ! Here is the trailer for her scripted comedy 📺 @butchpalseries When it premieres I’m inviting @carsonkressley @thomfilicia @kyandouglas @thetedallen & @karamo @bobby @antoni @tanfrance @jvn and creators EPs @styletasteandclass Rob Eric & Michael and everyone one else who’s been a part of @queereye. Love that the show has had such a long life and now it’s time to laugh and this hilarious parody. Great job @yourallyjohnson and I see you @dotmariejones GO FOLLOW @butchpalseries !!! 👩❤️👩🏳️🌈
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