Stephen M. Silverman
April 07, 2004 01:00 PM

Turnabout being fair play, Bravo is spinning off of its ratings hit “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” with the gender-switching new series “Queer Eye for the Straight Girl,” reports Variety.

The cable network apparently has committed to 13 episodes of the female version — which, like its inspiration, will show what happens when five experts go to work polishing up someone in need of a life-and-looks makeover.

The five coaches who will handle the makeovers have yet to be cast, though quite possibly not all of them will be women. There also may only be three of them and they won’t necessarily cover the same areas as the Fab Five on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” (The original stars grooming guru Kyan Douglas, food and wine connoisseur Ted Allen, fashion savant Carson Kressley, culture vulture Jai Rodriguez and design doctor Thom Filicia.)

“Guys need the basics, the 101 information, whereas women are much more discriminating,” executive producer David Collins told the trade paper.

He added: “They know the basics, they want options, ways to amp it up a little. However, the ‘Queer Eye’ make-better philosophy will still be intact.”

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” has been not only a hit on Bravo but also on NBC, the parent company of the cable network.

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