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'Queer Eye' Cast Gives Life Advice | Ask W

In this episode of 'Ask W', the cast of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' (Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness) gives advice on cleaning up your mood by cleaning your house, sheet masks, ripped pants, calling your ex-boyfriend after dreaming about him, chest hair exposure at work, encouraging your partner to try new foods, asking your boyfriend to shave his beard, eating food that fell on the floor, and best advice for raising a strong son.

Released on 6/28/2018

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Starring: Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Antoni Porowski

Transcript

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[Unison] Hey, we're the Fab Five from Netflix's Queer Eye.
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And today, we're answering some questions
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and giving some advice with W.
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How ripped is too ripped in pants?
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Hamilton, New York.
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There is such a thing as too much of a rip.
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Just a couple rips is fine.
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Anything more, you're gonna look like,
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bad fashion Eastern European, and that's not a great look.
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But, we love our
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Eastern European viewers. Love Eastern Europeans--
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I'm Eastern European. But their fashion,
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but their fashion sense is often a lot a bit too Ibiza
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for regular cities. Not to generalize,
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'cause we don't do that here. (Karamo coughs and laughs)
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I live in Western Europe.
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Which still doesn't make it. And I'm telling you,
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We just know that
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there's a certain-- Oh, no, I get it.
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That's how we are with Missourians
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And driving-- Yeah.
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With underwear on. Exactly.
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Betsy from Brooklyn wants to know,
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If you have time to clean one thing in your house quickly,
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what makes the most difference in your mental state?
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For me, if it's something really quick,
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I would say my bathroom,
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because I have a hard time wrapping my head around
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getting clean in an area that's not clean
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or disorganized, just like my vacuum,
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I have a hard time wrapping my head around
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using a vacuum that's covered in dust.
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Yup, yup. Like, it's used to be clean.
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It should be clean. Yeah, yeah.
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Bathroom, so that way, I feel clean too.
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Are sheet masks a good idea or just a fad?
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Roxana asks from Massachusetts.
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Sheet masks usually come pre-packaged in like,
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one serving size a piece,
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and it's this little sheet and you lay it over your face,
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and you like, break through it
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'cause it's got a little nose hole and little eye holes.
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I love them, they're great.
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There's a lot of different kinds,
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a lot of different companies make them.
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But usually, they're packed with ingredients like
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hyaluronic acid, which is very moisturizing, anti-aging.
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Usually they have a lot of like, very beautiful oils.
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Sometimes, if like, the,
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if they're more for acne-prone skin,
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there'll be a little salicylic acid in there
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to help prevent future breakouts,
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so just look at the ingredients like any other product,
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but if there's gorgeous, nutritious ingredients in there,
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it's good for you to use.
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I have dreamt about an old boyfriend several times.
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Is it a sign I should call him?
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That's from Sarah in New York City.
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Let me tell you something, Sarah.
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Your dreams are just your subconscious
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that are just seeping into your mind at nighttime.
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So, you gotta really take, think to yourself,
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are you dreaming about him because there's unresolved issue,
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you don't have closure,
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or are you really dreaming about him
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because this was somebody who is the dream,
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the dream guy for you?
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Now, I want you to evaluate, why did you break up?
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Because a lot of times, when we get away from someone,
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we forget all this stuff that was wrong
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and we start not remembering like,
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Oh, the reason we broke up is because they didn't call me,
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they didn't respect me, they didn't love me.
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They didn't do this, they didn't do that.
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Or, you might not have been emotionally available.
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So, check in with yourself and really make sure.
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The dream is just a little bit of a nudge and say,
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Start thinking about it a little bit more.
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Yes. But after you wake up
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in the morning and you start processing all of this,
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have a coffee first, 'cause that's a lot.
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What's the appropriate amount of chest hair
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to show at work?
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Peter from North Carolina.
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I wore a shirt on episode eight of season one
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where you could see everything,
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and that's just because I felt comfortable in that,
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but that wasn't certainly something
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that I thought was appropriate.
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There was not a chest hair
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in sight. It probably wasn't.
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And yeah.
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I never had any chest hair, Not one.
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So it wasn't too offensive.
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So, just maybe just gauge wherever you work.
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If you working on a TV set, maybe, it's fine.
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If you working in an office,
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maybe it's not fine. Agreed.
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Maybe just one or two buttons is okay.
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Agreed.
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My boyfriend is a very picky eater
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and prefers simple food like plain pasta
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and chicken nuggets, whereas I like to try
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all sorts of different foods.
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How can I encourage him to try new things
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and be more adventurous?
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Janice from Las Vegas.
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I would suggest, taking these, quote on,
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boring dishes that he likes, and try to incorporate like,
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a fun little different element into it.
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So, if he's gonna have chicken nuggets,
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you should have like,
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a sweet, green crunchy thing going on in the side,
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so shave some asparagus,
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and make like, a nice little Caesar-y type vinaigrette.
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If you-- Do it like
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you're talking to Karamo,
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'cause he doesn't eat any of those things.
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None. (Tan laughs)
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So, with his Skittles, and his Coca-Cola
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from breakfast, (Tan laughs)
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what I would suggest would be to take blueberries
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and dip them in chocolate, and then in candy coating,
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so that there's an actual fruit,
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and it looks like candy-- I like that.
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To use trickery. Yes, I'm with it.
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Now you're talking.
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Listen, I'm gonna eat greens now.
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My boyfriend has grown a beard that he loves,
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but I think he looks awful.
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Plus, it's scratchy.
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Can I insist he shaves it?
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Well, honey, how would you feel
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if you got a really short haircut and he was like,
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I insist that you grow your hair out,
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'cause I can't bear to look at you with that short haircut.
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And, by the way, it feels prickly,
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and I much preferred it long.
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The answer is no, Debbie from Queens.
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You can't say that because two ways,
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sexism works both ways, right?
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I agree! I disagree.
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I feel that you-- Can I finish
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what I was gonna say? (Tan laughs)
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Oh, oh, he wanted-- So what I was gonna say was.
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to finish his sentence? So I could say,
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what I was gonna say was,
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is that, I think that you shouldn't say that,
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but what you could do is affirm that
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it will be a nicer if you use a beard oil,
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or you would love if you use a little beard oil.
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You'd love it he used a little beard conditioner.
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Introduce him to some beard grooming as opposed to just
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flushing the baby out with the bathwater.
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Throwing the baby out with the bathwater, whatever, right?
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It's like, Debbie, come on.
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Work for him. To me--
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To Bobby wanted to say something, though.
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To me, I always wanna make sure that
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my husband finds me attractive, and he finds me sexy,
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and we keep that romance alive,
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and if there's something about me
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that he does not find attractive,
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I'm gonna change it for him.
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Take a little bit of each-- Yeah.
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And we have a thing called compromise.
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Yes, that's what it is.
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Just shave off half of it. Words out of my mouth.
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[Antoni] How long can I let something
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sit on my kitchen floor before picking it up to eat it?
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Anmargaret from North Carolina.
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What is dropping on the floor?
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If it's something dry, yes, maybe.
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If it's something sticky, ew, gross.
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If it's on the floor-- It could be
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a good kind of cheese.
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You can't waste the cheese. If it falls on the floor
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at Tan's house, I'd still eat it.
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Thank you. It's all unsanitary to me.
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It's all unsanitary.
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And I think, I think somebody needs to ship this narrative
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from this three-second rule,
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that it being on the ground, it's disgusting.
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Don't take it out.
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It's fine.
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Don't be so precious. It's wasteful.
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It's kind of wasteful. It's wasteful.
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Don't be so precious about germs.
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What is the best advice you have ever got
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when it comes to bringing up strong, respectful sons?
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Donny, Brooklyn.
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It's that advice that my mother gave to me,
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and that I live by with my children.
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When you interact with someone else,
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think about the person that you're talking to,
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if they were your mother or your sister.
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Would you speak to that person in that same way?
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It's just putting that face to them.
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So, if you wouldn't say to your mom, Blah, blah, blah.
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Then, don't say it to another person.
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Find a new way to approach the conversation.
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If you wouldn't say it to your sister,
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find a new way to approach the conversation.
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It's all about being respectful,
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and the respect that you apply to family members,
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you should apply to even strangers.
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Or people you respect in general,
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'cause I can be pretty nasty to my family,
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but I'm a lot nicer
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to my friends. Me too! (laughs)
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Me too, I'm-- Would you say anything
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bad to your mom? Not to my mom,
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but to my siblings.
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I would say much harsher things.
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Okay, then, fine.
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You know what, take off the siblings, then.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just stick to what
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you would say to your mom. Yeah.
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[Bobby] Would you kiss your mother
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with that mouth? I like that.