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Queer Eye’s Antoni has just landed his own horror film on Netflix

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Queer Eye’s Antoni has just landed his own horror film on Netflix

Antoni doesn’t care whether you like what he has to cook or not: you’ll eat it anyway. 

Former actor and model Antoni Porowski is the self-styled food and wine specialist of Netflix’s Queer Eye – but has found himself at the centre of a culinary conspiracy since the show launched in February 2018.

Why? Well, because he tends to spend each episode making recipes that verge on the remedial: think grilled cheese, guacamole, pasta sauces, two-ingredient salads and the like. As Vulture’s Bowen Yang puts it: “He’s preparing food a child would make when they’re old enough not to need a sitter.”

Of course, one could argue that Antoni – with his boyish good looks and heart-melting smile – has purposefully selected these recipes with his makeover subjects in mind. In simplifying the kitchen experience, he grants them access to a part of their homes in which they have previously been unable to comfortably be themselves. He teaches them that it’s OK to be a beginner, that it’s OK not to know exactly what you’re doing, and that cooking can be fun, quick and easy: it doesn’t involve years and years at culinary school.

More importantly, though, the kitchen (which Antoni describes as his “safe space”) is the perfect setting for his many impromptu therapy sessions – including that emotional and tear-jerking chat with religious community leader Tammye in season two.

That being said, Antoni is well aware that he has unwittingly launched a slew of avocado jokes online. And now, just in time for Halloween, he’s fighting back… via the medium of horror.

That’s right: Antoni has teamed up with Netflix to film a short horror film – which parodies Christian Bale’s American Psycho – as part of a new series called Don’t Watch This.

Check out the trailer for yourself:

We’re so here for this.

The full series of Don’t Watch This – including the full Antoni Psycho episode – is available on Netflix now. Although, fair warning, it may change the way you see Queer Eye forever…

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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