Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

S3 E5 Queer Eye, Chinese “Queer Eye” and the Modern Makeover Show

March 21, 2020 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 3 Episode 5
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E5 Queer Eye, Chinese “Queer Eye” and the Modern Makeover Show
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Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E5 Queer Eye, Chinese “Queer Eye” and the Modern Makeover Show
Mar 21, 2020 Season 3 Episode 5
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

This is a very special episode. It’s a celebration of the second anniversary of Loud Murmurs. We’re very excited to share this with you all. 

Hosts Afra, Izzy, Ina and Diaodiao talk about Queer Eye, the popular Netflix makeover show. We discuss how its tagline “more than a makeover” manifests itself over this season; the structural inequality and cultural conflicts revealed and then brushed off by the show; Fab 5’s celebrity status and how that plays into the dynamics.

We also, for research purposes, watched a Chinese makeover show that has been accused of copying the format of Queer Eye, called “You are so beautiful.” We talk in depth about the show’s reinforcement of stringent gender roles, the lack of diversity in all aspects and how that ties into the culture of censorship in China. 

Enjoy. 

Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

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Show Notes

This is a very special episode. It’s a celebration of the second anniversary of Loud Murmurs. We’re very excited to share this with you all. 

Hosts Afra, Izzy, Ina and Diaodiao talk about Queer Eye, the popular Netflix makeover show. We discuss how its tagline “more than a makeover” manifests itself over this season; the structural inequality and cultural conflicts revealed and then brushed off by the show; Fab 5’s celebrity status and how that plays into the dynamics.

We also, for research purposes, watched a Chinese makeover show that has been accused of copying the format of Queer Eye, called “You are so beautiful.” We talk in depth about the show’s reinforcement of stringent gender roles, the lack of diversity in all aspects and how that ties into the culture of censorship in China. 

Enjoy. 

Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)