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Screen Shot 2019-03-17 at 12.00.08 AM I’m Selina, Awards Circuit’s queer Girl Friday for everything LGBTQIA+ on film & TV! After too many Fab 5-less months of Netflix content, the Season 3 of “Queer Eye” finally dropped on March 15. Featuring even more inspiring heroes, memeable moments and Cinderella transformations, the Fab 5 moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Kansas City, Missouri to spread their message of self-love across America. After bingeing the entire season in less than a day (I missed Jonathan Van Ness , okay) I can safely say Season 3 is the best one yet. Here are the top ten highlights from the new season, in case you can’t sit down for a full Netflix & chill session just yet. 10. Goodbye French Tuck, Hello Leather Jackets Okay, so Tan is still pushing the French tuck for all its worth, but at least we’ve got a new style trend I am so very into: leather motorcycle jackets. Several different heroes end up with a leather jacket in their wardrobe (including “Queer Eye’s” first lesbian hero, Jess ). Expect your social media feeds to be bombarded with hot leather lewks for the forseeable future. 9. Seeing Past The Masculine and Feminine The nice thing about watching “Queer Eye” is their adapted definition of a “makeover” show, which takes its cue from contestants– who are referred to as heroes– themselves. There are no expectations to conform to masculine or feminine representation, in personal style or home decor. This completely opens up the makeover process, and allows an open discussion about self-expression (and also features Jonathan strutting his stuff in some great heels). I loved that Jody, Season 3’s first heroine who enjoyed many masculine-typed pursuits, wasn’t given a wardrobe of heels and tight dresses, the usual treatment on most makeover shows. 8. Another Great Cast of Deserving Heroes Every season of “Queer Eye” has been progressively more diverse, with Season 3 boasting 9 heroes, with a record four female heroes this year. Additionally, four of the heroes were black and six were parents, with an age range spanning from 21 to 49. We even got our first lesbian hero, Jess! As per usual, every hero more than deserves the Fab 5 treatment, with many being pampered for the first time in years. One of my favorite moments was watching Mary (aka “Shorty”) see her new smile after getting her front teeth fixed, a scene you will most definitely ugly cry over. 7. The Fab 5 Make Personal Connections With Their Heroes’ Struggles The Fab 5 are known for talking about their personal struggles with heroes who share those experiences, and Season 3 tripled down on this tradition with discussions about coming out, adoption, homelessness, and the grieving process. Hearing about Bobby’s early struggles with homelessness (even living in his car for a time) and Jonathan’s grief over losing his stepfather provide a touching, deep connection between the heroes and the Fab 5, not to mention the “Queer Eye” audience. […]