Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Bravo's surprise prime time hit of five gay guys "making over" a straight guy, is drawing more than a few eyes in today's critical media-be it "queer" or "straight."

Originally intended and marketed to a female audience, Queer Eye seems to combine the best qualities of the male species in the woman's eye-but in attempting to this fantasy a reality, are false claims being made? The show has won acclaim for integrating gay culture into the mainstream, but critics wonder if the stereotypes the show portrays are more harmful than they are helpful.

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  I always had a crush on Steve, the green-shirted guy who helped a cartoon dog solve a problem by talking to felt salt shakers for clues. But when it came to the real life actor standing in front a green screen, I started to wonder-who is Steve.? (Single? Age? Sign?) And then one day, he was gone. The two year-old in me, with eighteen years of hormones on top of her, wanted to know: where did he go?

"Steve" is Steve Burns, a 29 year-old New York resident and-get ready for this-solo rock musician...

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Cheaters in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta are obviously too busy with Motel 6 and ménage a trois to listen to the radio.

The War of the Roses is America's new favorite homewrecker: radio stations accept applications from listeners who have reason to believe that their significant others are cheating on them; their morning radio show deejays then pose as employees for a new dot-com florist and offer them a free bouquet of a dozen roses in exchange for passing the company name along to friends. Consistently, the cheaters give the name of their less-than-significant others-caught-at which point the radio deejay interrupts and lets the offended parties break up with them on the line.

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What we all know and love as reality television is in actuality not realistic television. In fact, nothing can ever truly be realistic television unless you are watching the tape of surveillance camera, but even then- the choice of position, the beginning and ending of the tape, etc. all create inherent bias. So when it comes to reality television, with all the cutting, splicing, and special effects, much more is thrown into the bias basket of editing.

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