Queer Eye by Canadian Guys

Canada's OUT TV is about to launch two new style gurus with Chris & John to the Rescue.

BY Michael Diamond

October 08 2007 11:00 PM ET

The two twinks from up north (Simpson is 23, Carter, 22) met
in the 1990s, when they were both studying drama and
dance in Toronto. They quickly became best friends,
and their simpatico comedy sensibility is evident in
their on-screen chemistry. They tease and cajole their
hapless rescue cases with a healthy dose of double
entendre and the sort of guileless moxie that is the
province of youth. Of the utmost importance is finding
candidates willing to play along. “Choosing our
‘rescue contributors,’ as we like to
call them, is a bit of a tricky process,”
explains Simpson. “People contact us, tell us what
their problem is; we confer with one another and
decide if it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes
we get a lot of obscure requests...for the record, just so
everyone is clear, I am in a committed relationship, and
Chris can’t bend that way.”

The dynamic duo sprinkle their magic pixie dust on a variety
of rescue contributors in P-Town (a.k.a.
Problemstown). Among them is “Deidre,” a
fag hag in need of a new fag. “She was looking for
someone who would go to a Kathy Griffin show with
her,” the hosts explain, “who had a great
sense of fashion, who could make a great sandwich and mix a
great drink.”

Next up were Tom and John, a gay married couple who utilized
Simpson and Carter as baby-sitters for their pair of
5-year-old boys. ”The first thing we tried was
singing and dancing for them...that didn’t work. We
then tried to play dress-up...that didn’t work
either,” Chris and John confess. And there
was “John M.,'” an aspiring drag queen
needing a total glamour makeover. “I found him his
outfit,” says Simpson, “and Chris wrote
his song and did his choreography. But...we weren’t
really impressed with how each other did, and that sort of
caused our first-ever on-camera fight.”The results of the boys’
handiwork were revealed during John’s drag
pageant debut, at the legendary P-Town night spot the
Alibi.

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