David Letterman and Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Combed Each Other's Glorious Beards
Two of Netflix's biggest stars, David Letterman and Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, filmed a barbershop conversation over beard oil and cuticle moisturizer. The two tackled topics that ranged from the late night landscape to the history of LGBT
The two discussed mindfulness and meditation, with Letterman pooh-poohing Van Ness's yoga class-brand of mindfulness. He was personally trained in Transcendental Meditation, he said, so he’s "kind of snobby about that."
"Well one of the tenants of mindfulness and meditation is
The meatiest part of their discussion concerned the LGBT rights movement. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement, and the segment was filmed near New York's Stonewall Inn. Van Ness, who uses the pronouns he and him, told Letterman that he’s non-binary, and revealed that the skirted outfit he wore during their chat could have resulted in his arrest 50 years ago.
Letterman said he was pleased with society’s recent strides in LGBT rights, but Van Ness was more skeptical. "The struggle really has been going on
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