The Queer Eye Crew Has Arrived in Austin
The Fab Five made their presence known on social media
By Jessi Cape and Beth Sullivan,
3:55PM, Wed. Mar. 11, 2020
Lots of people have canceled their trips to Austin in recent days, but not the Fab Five. That’s right folks, the Queer Eye glam squad is in town!
The gang – Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion), Antoni Porowski (food), and native Texans Bobby Berk (interior design) and Karamo Brown (culture) – is in town to film Queer Eye season 6. Several photos were posted on their Instagram account around 2pm on Wed., March 11, during a visit to everyone’s favorite iconic sign at El Arroyo:
The caption read:
“Grab a Texas-sized box of tissues y’all because the Fab 5 just arrived in the Lone Star State to film Queer Eye Season 6! 🤠🌵(oh and P.S. Queer Eye Season 5 is coming real soon✨).”
El Arroyo co-owner Paige Winstanley told the Chronicle: “It was so fun! Netflix reached out to us about doing a photo shoot with our sign. [Turns out], they loved the sign and wanted to officially make the announcement using our sign.” When asked if the Five were able to sit down and enjoy a meal, Winstanley explained they couldn’t (yet) because of their busy schedules.
Rumors swirled last December when casting flyers circulated at Van Ness’ Road to Beijing stand-up comedy show at ACL Live on Dec. 5. At the time, neither Netflix nor show officials had confirmed whether the Fab Five had plans to film in Austin, but today Netflix announced Queer Eye had been picked up for a sixth season to be filmed here in Austin. No premiere date has been set yet, but the fifth season debut is expected to arrive some time this summer.
We’ll update the story with any additional information.