‘Queer Eye’s’ Avocado and Corgi Enthusiast, Antoni Porowski, Is Getting His Own Netflix Spinoff
When he’s not cooking up food on Queer Eye or promoting his book Antoni In the Kitchen, fans can see Antoni Porowski in an upcoming Netflix rom-com. What will this film be about? Here’s what we know about the reality series’ food and wine expert and his role with this upcoming Netflix original.
Antoni Porowski is the food and wine expert on Netflix’s original series, ‘Queer Eye’
He loves corgis, cheese, and kindness. Antoni Porowski is a member of the “Fab Five,” from Netflix’s original and heartwarming reality series, Queer Eye. There, he acts as the food and wine expert, often sharing insight with the local heroes and the show’s viewers.
“When I first started telling people about the show, I would embarrassingly catch myself whispering ‘Queer,’” Antoni Porowski said, according to Billboard. “I don’t know if I was embarrassed or I had some kind of [a] shame but it still felt taboo from childhood.”
Antoni Porowski is not the only Queer Eye cast member open about their sexuality. A few months prior, Jonathan Van Ness shared that he identifies as non-binary (although he still uses he/him pronouns.)
Antoni Porowski stars in an upcoming rom-com, titled ‘Girls & Boys’
Now, Antoni Porowski is taking his charm to a romantic comedy, coming exclusively to the streaming platform, Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Porowski developed the story with Black-ish creative Kenya Barris. Barris, who has a rich overall television deal with the streamer, will produce under his banner Khalabo Ink Society.”
This film is about a character who is sexually fluid, dating people of all genders throughout the story. The movie is reportedly called Girls & Boys and will appear on the streaming platform, although it is still in the pre-production stage, with Andrew Rhymer and Jeff Chan working on the screenplay.
Antoni Porowski identifies as ‘sexually fluid’
It’s unclear whether or not Antoni Porowski will be playing himself or another LGBTQ character for this Netflix special. Still, fans are excited to see this avocado enthusiast in a new role. For a few different interviews, the Queer Eye food and wine expert opened up about his sexuality and what that means for him.
“I’ve always considered myself a little more fluid along the spectrum,” Porowski said, according to Billboard. “So even being called bisexual…I remember in my early twenties I was like, ‘But bisexual means I can only like girls and guys, what if I like something else?’ Maybe it’s just my rebellious nature. I’m me, I’m Antoni, and I’m all these things.”
“I don’t really know and I kind of like not knowing. I feel like if I do refer to myself as gay, which would make it easier for people to understand sometimes, I feel like it dishonors women that I’ve been in love with,” he elaborated, during an interview with GQ.
There’s no official premiere date for Girls & Boys. Not yet, anyway. Until its Netflix debut, fans can watch Antoni Porowski on episodes of the Emmy award-winning series, Queer Eye and Queer Eye: We’re in Japan.