‘Bros’ stars say it is time for straight individuals to get pleasure from a homosexual rom-com

Romantic comedy followers who’ve been craving a brand new addition to the canon that breaks the heteronormative mildew will see their want come true this month with “Bros,” the primary homosexual rom-com to premiere by a significant studio. 

The upcoming movie is the brainchild of Billy Eichner, the comedic thoughts behind “Billy on the Avenue” and “Tough Folks.” Eichner each stars in and co-wrote the Judd Apatow-produced film. 

Eichner performs his typical self-deprecating, cynical protagonist, a podcast host named Bobby who has just about given up on discovering anybody tolerable up to now. That’s when he meets the attractive and seemingly good Aaron (Luke Macfarlane).

Billy Eichner as Bobby and Luke Macfarlane as Aaron in “Bros.”Common Footage

The movie, which is being launched by Common Footage, can be the primary main studio movie to have a wholly LGBTQ principal solid, that includes names like Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz and others. Common Footage and NBC Information are each owned by Comcast NBCUniversal.

When requested throughout an interview Tuesday on NBC’s “TODAY” present if he felt a accountability making a movie that was an LGBTQ first, Eichner acknowledged that “there’s a accountability there,” however he mentioned his aim wasn’t to “sit down to jot down an historic film.”

“Our aim was to only write a hilarious film,” he mentioned. “Our aim was to get individuals to the theater and provides them a extremely good time and a cause to chuckle out loud with their associates.”

Eichner, like his character, is from New York, misplaced his dad and mom when he was younger and is each humorous and opinionated. When requested by “TODAY” host Craig Melvin if there’s an autobiographical side to the movie, Eichner mentioned that whereas his character is “not similar to who I’m,” he mentioned he “pulled lots from my private life.” 

“Homosexual comedians like me, we haven’t had an actual likelihood to inform our tales like this in a giant manner, on the massive display,” he mentioned. “I needed it to be private, and it’s all about being susceptible and telling an sincere story.”

Each Eichner and Macfarlane mentioned they hope straight individuals will watch and revel in their homosexual rom-com — identical to homosexual individuals have lengthy watched and loved straight love tales.

“As a homosexual man, I’ve watched these films, and I cried and I laughed, and I took one thing away from it,” Macfarlane mentioned of straight rom-coms. “So I feel perhaps asking a few of our straight associates to observe a homosexual couple fall in love and cry and chuckle and take one thing from it, too. I feel that’s what films are all about, will not be in search of ourselves in films, however seeing how we relate to anyone who’s perhaps totally different than us.”

“Bros” opens in U.S. theaters Sept. 30.

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