June 6, 2023

New Orleans better prepare for all the moving transformations season seven of “Queer Eye” has in store.

The trailer for the new season – which premieres on Netflix on May 12 – introduces a new crop of “heroes” to root for as the Fab Five help make positive changes in their lives.

This season, stars Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Tan France break new ground as they whole student house. Yes, you read that right.

The trailer showcases “Queer Eye’s” signature blend of light and heavy moments. One of the most memorable on the light-hearted side, Van Ness, the grooming expert, literally screams about how many flies have taken over the dorm bathroom. Designer Berk will have a lot of work to do during the redesign.

Porowski, cooking expert, meets someone who doesn’t like his favorite ingredient. When speaking to a local teacher whose goal is to learn to “love herself,” Porowski asks if she has “eating problems.”

“I don’t like avocado,” she replies.

“I’m going to try not to take that personally,” he said curtly.

But of course things get personal on the show and more serious. In one scene, a wheelchair user says, “I looked at myself in the mirror and started crying. I must live this way forever.

In another, Brown hosts a roundtable of men discussing emotions and masculinity. “As men, we keep everything inside and it just starts eating away at you,” says Brown.

“I really don’t even know what I’m feeling half the time,” one of them confesses, crying.

At another point, France asks a woman named Stephanie, “Are you ashamed of your homosexuality?”

“It’s been very, very hard. I wasn’t very happy inside,” she says.

Berk reads an entry from a hero’s partner, Stephanie, whose partner said she has become a “shell of her former, once-confident self”, prompting Van Ness to shout “No!”

There are many more Van Ness breakout lines where that came from. “You get a makeover, you get a makeover, you get a makeover,” they say, channeling Oprah Winfrey and a commitment to helping people look and feel better.

Van Ness’ energy is so contagious that a makeover recipient in the trailer says to them, “I don’t know what you’re taking, but I want some.”

“Yes, love!” Van Ness responds.

There is a light of renewal and healing at the end of the tunnel. “Okay, I’ve wiped my eyes, now let’s go party,” Brown declares, while the after-look of each transformation is on full display, as well as joy, confidence, and gratitude to the Fab Five.

“You opened my soul,” someone thanks Berk, wiping away tears.

“I’ve never experienced a moment like this,” says one of the participants in the men’s circle.

Summarizing the experience, and what “Queer Eye” is, another person in the trailer says, “I’ve never felt so seen in all my life.”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com