Billy Eichner is shaking things up with his new queer rom-com, Bros! Universal becomes the first major studio to release a gay rom-com, with Eichner the first openly gay man to write and star in such a project. It’s a black mark on Hollywood that this particular glass ceiling hasn’t been shattered before now, but the landmark moment is now here.
Co-written by Eichner and director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), with Judd Apatow as a producer, Bros follows “two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love.” In other words, it’s the classic rom-com case of two relationship-averse people finding love, the only difference is that it’s two gay men.
The principal LGBTQ cast includes Luke McFarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymond, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse. Bowen Yang, Jim Rash, Harvey Fierstein, and Eve Lindley.
Bros opens in theaters on September 30th.