Get the tissues ready because Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness’s latest Instagram post is going to break your heart. The joyous beauty guru never fails to make us smile with his positive attitude and uplifting posts, but this one is bound to bring a tear to your eye.
Jonathan revealed he is mourning the loss of his adorable cat Bug. The beauty expert shared a photo of him and his cat Bug to confirm the heartbreaking news.
Queer Eye returned to Netflix last year and has gone global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).
This season Queer Eye trades its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia.
Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as executive producer for the new series, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg also serves as an executive producer in association with ITV Entertainment.
Dare we say the words; Next month's Netflix round-up is without a doubt the best we've ever seen. We have to preach the gospel of truth, and Lord knows July is KILLIN' IT.
From exciting additions like Stranger Things season three and iconic comedy Bridesmaids to the Fab Five working their magic in Queer Eye season four, we're gagging to steam it all.
Did we mention that Derry Girls is finally coming to the streaming platform, after months of begging? Not to mention the last ever season of Orange Is The New Black?
We can't cope, somebody take our pulse.
Netflix is hooking up great quality original series to our veins, not to mention great comedy specials and films.
We've made a comprehensive list of the best new features hitting our screens, so it doesn't overwhelm you like it did when we read the PR statement. We had to take a minute.
Other new additions include Cloverfield and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, as well as…Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Give the people what they want, we guess.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
Out July 1
A complicated, one-sided secret attraction sends ripples through the lives of a mild-mannered student and her dashing classmate.
The Last Czars
Out July 3
Social upheaval is sweeping early 1900s Russia, but Czar Nicholas II resists all change. An unforgettable and life-altering revolution sparks and ending a dynasty.
Stranger Things 3
Out July 4
From rabid rats and Soviet espionage to New Coke and a brand-new mall, it's the summer of 1985 in Hawkins… and big changes are afoot. We're loving the vibes, and tween romance plot-lines.
You Me Her: Season 4
Out July 12
After tying the knot in a commitment ceremony, Emma, Jack and Izzy negotiate suburban life on the road towards parenthood.
Bonus Family: Season 3
Out July 12
As Martin adjusts to life with a new partner and a baby, Lisa and Patrik grapple with difficult news, and Katja reconnects with an old flame.
Out July 12
An engaged twosome take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore eight cultures' marriage traditions in the span of one year.
Out July 19
Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa.
When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late.
Queer Eye: Season 4
Out July 19
The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri. Join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears.
Honestly, what is our life without these fab five boys? Nothing, that's what.
Kate, Frankie, Anne and, now, Ian grow up alongside their kids as they juggle toddlers, ageing, work-life balance and tough relationship issues.
Out July 25
Another Life centres on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence.
She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artefact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission. (MC)
Orange Is the New Black: Season 7
Out July 26
A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of Weeds. It's the final ever season, so it's bound to be emotional.
Sugar Rush: Season 2
Out July 26
Time's the most important ingredient as teams race against the clock — and each other — to bake up the best-tasting sweets.
Everyone's favourite Northers are finally going to hit up Netflix in Ireland on July 9.
The critically acclaimed Channel 4 series set in 1990s Northern Ireland literally have zero excuse not to get all caught up on the hilarious hit show.
The Red Sea Diving Resort
Out July 31
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.
The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Kidron (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams).
The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
Out July 12
Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Cities of Last Things
Out July 11
In a dystopian tale unfolding in reverse chronology, a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.
Out July 12
To save his pregnant wife, an emergency room nurse teams up with an injured murder suspect in a race against time, rival criminals and renegade cops.
Out July 12
In this uplifting comedy, life in a retirement community is anything but retiring for a group of young-at-heart senior ladies who decide to pull out the pom-poms and form a cheerleading squad.
It's basically Diane Keaton being an absolute legend, as per usual.
Out July 12.
When Tessa Young heads for college, she largely has her life planned out. But a late-night encounter with a brooding, tattooed British student sparks a sexual awakening and a journey of self-discovery.
Out July 18.
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.
ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIALS
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
Out July 1.
Everyone's favourite single mom is back with her second Netflix original stand-up special Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, launching globally on July 1.
A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End.
After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians,
Katherine showcases her skilful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter's first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.
Pleased as punch to FINALLY be able to shout about this!
In this new mockumentary, join Stranger Things actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.
Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense .
With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family's acting lineage to gain insight into his father's legacy – all in 28-minutes.
Directed by Daniel Gray Longino (Kroll Show and PEN15) and written by John Levenstein (Arrested Development and Kroll Show), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.
Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever.
Do women need to wear service vests instead of “Rosé All Day” t-shirts? Are their nicknames for each other hurting the cause?
Now that people are actually listening what should women change? How are men holding up with all the “new” rules they have to follow now? Tune in for Whitney’s take on everything including why we should give sex robots a chance.
The special will launch globally on Netflix on July 30, 2019.
Self-promotion has become so desperate and embarrassing that this is what it’s come to promote my new @NetflixIsAJoke special called CAN I TOUCH IT? which I can finally announce streams July 30. pic.twitter.com/wwXTmsIoDU
Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biopic about the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author's incredible life.
Out July 1
Kristen Wiig stars and co-writes the legendary comedy that boasts a star-studded female cast and…Chris O'Dowd? Amazing.
Out July 29
The Oscar-winning flick nominated for Best Picture in 2015 follows the Boston Globe's Spotlight team as it investigates the widespread and systemic child abuse in Boston by Catholic priests.
Starring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci.
Out July 30.
Veteran Irish actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star in Martin McDonagh's Golden Globe-winning film set in Belgium.
Parchís: El documental
Out July 10, 2019
Get an in-depth look at Parchís, the 1980s kids’ band from Spain, through interviews with ex-members and other insiders, concert footage and more.
Out July 12, 2019
A tribute to the mighty taco: its history, significance in Mexico, global appeal and varieties: pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisados.
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2
Out July 19, 2019
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC).
Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over.
With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for changes.
The Great Hack
Out July 24, 2019
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
Whoa, we need a breather after reading that phenomenal list.
Props to the steaming service for these golden nuggets of TV and film, even if they exaggerate their viewership ratings to a hilarious level.
Taylor Swift has just released the colourful explosion that is the You Need To Calm Down video, filled with LGBTQ+ icons and Easter eggs galore.
Her anti-homo/bi/queer/transphobia anthem has emerged in the midst of Pride month, and has divided fans online.
Some are claiming that a heterosexual, cis-white woman speaking for the LGBTQ+ community and profiting from the song is problematic.
Others are pointing out her recent activism and dedication to donating funds towards LGBTQ+ charities. (Almost $100,000, if we're counting)
The term 'queer-baiting' has been thrown around, which is basically a marketing technique in the entertainment industry which hints at same-sex relationships or gender queer relationships, but doesn't actually deliver them for the purpose of profit.
Is Taylor simply jumping on the 'Gays Are Great' bandwagon for the sake of her image, and upcoming album release? However, any visibility is good visibility, and she's giving members of the queer community a chance to shine in the video.
So many celebrities showed their fierce personalities in the latest music video, with ALL of the Queer Eye 'Fab 5', Ellen DeGeneres, Hayley 'Lesbian Jesus' Kiyoko, Laverne Cox and Billy Porter flaunting their stuff.
He added: “There is a better day around the corner with support.”
Discussing such a personal and harrowing struggle with the public takes a lot of courage. Karamo’s story is bound to touch many people across the globe. Knowing you’re not alone in this battle can be one of the most reassuring things for those with mental illnesses.
We are so in awe of Karamo’s honesty. Here’s to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.
Contact Samaritans on 116 123 if you're suffering from mental health issues or feeling suicidal.
Netflix are introducing a cool new feature to user profiles and we are rather excited about it.
Their profile icons are getting a major makeover in honour of a very special anniversary.
In August 2013, Netflix launched profiles. Netflix became uniquely yours, personalised to you and your taste. You no longer had to see your roommate’s movie suggestions in your Top Picks or your little sister’s cartoons in your Continue Watching. Your profile features the best suggestions based on what you watch.
The profile icons you’ve used for the last five years are getting a fun makeover. They’re also introducing a bunch of new icons — including some of the most beloved characters from Netflix shows and movies. Get excited, things are about to get a lot more personal.
Cathy Conk, Director, Product Innovation said “We know the series and movies on Netflix are more than just things you watch to pass the time. The stories — and the characters in them —are also your heroes, frenemies, soulmates and everything in between. We’re thrilled to give you a way to show your fandom and make your connection with Netflix more unique.”
“Profiles are key to creating a highly personalized Netflix experience. By watching on your own profile, we can showcase suggestions for TV shows and movies we’re sure you won’t want to miss,” she added.
“We’re always working to make it easier for our members to connect with stories they’ll love and creating your profile is the first step. If you don’t have one yet, we highly suggest you make one — and personalize it with an icon like Luke Cage, Crazy Eyes, or another one of your favourite characters.”
The new profile icons will be rolling out on the website, mobile, and TV devices over the next few weeks.
To be honest, I had no intention to start watching this show when I first saw it appear on my Netflix homepage.
I'm not big into reality TV and I felt like it would just be another one if these silly staged shows that make me feel like I'm losing brain cells by the second.
Yet, because some of my friends strongly advised it, I gave it a go and I am not afraid to say it, I fell in love with the all-new Fab Five.
Featuring Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert, the reboot of the cult Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy sent five gay lifestyle experts to America’s Deep South to make-over the lives of men in distress.
All five guys have fun and engaging personalities and after a few minutes, you just wish you could be friends with them.
I guess you never know if it is true or not, but they all seem to genuinely get along well and to be best friends in real life, which makes them even more loveable.
Here is what Twitter had to say about the show, and I'd say it sums up very well what I've been feeling watching it.
Queer Eye on Netflix is a must-watch for all men, gay or straight. It's such a great example of positive masculinity and completely dismantles modern society's archaic, bastardized version of what it means to "be a man."
I love watching queer eye because not only do I get to watch fabulous caring hardworking gays transform another man's life I'm inspired to buy all the avocados, redo my entire bedroom, empty and change my wardrobe and gain the self confidence THAT I KNOW THAT I NEED AND DESERVE pic.twitter.com/6ZI3ikBdYM
One of the things I love the most about Queer Eye as a makeover show is that they never mention weight loss – it’s always about helping people feel confident as they are, which is such an important message.
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