Bravo to Give Equal Time to Queer Women


Bravo will give viewers a Queer Eye view from a female perspective next year.

The network announced that it will spin off its phenomenally successful Queer Eye for the Straight Guy skein as a female version, part of Bravo’s slate of new series and specials for the 2004-05 television season, according to president Jeff Gaspin.

The network has ordered 13 episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, in which five lesbian "stylists" will make over Los Angeles area-women in need of lifestyle changes, Bravo said.

New episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy helped Bravo to post a 67% ratings increase during the first quarter of 2004 to a 0.5 mark compared with a 0.3 during the same period last year.

Other shows in development for the network include Pilot Season,a 10-episode skein that follows the exploits of would-be scriptwriters; Forty Deuce, a limited series that follows the lives of burlesque club dancers; Naked, in which celebrities watch and comment on a documentary spotlighting their lives; and Backspin, in which a celebrity’s life story is traced backwards to his/her childhood.

The network will bow several specials, including The Sarah Jones Show, The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, From Strip to Screen and The 100 Greatest TV Characters of All Time.

Also on tap is an Elton John concert special from Radio City Music Hall in New York.