Bros: Hollywood awaits release of first gay rom-com

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 12 Sep 2022, 01:48 pm Print

Bros: Hollywood awaits release of first gay rom-com Bros


Nicholas Stoller's LGBTQ romantic comedy film, Bros, which is set to release in the United States of America on September 30, 2022, is the first movie to feature an all openly LGBTQ cast.

The movie is headed by Billy Eichner, who also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Stoller.

Bros premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday and received appreciation from the audience, who laughed throughout the screening.

The film is the first LGBTQ rom-com from a major Hollywood studio.

Apart from Eichner, Bros stars Luke MacFarlane, Bowen Yang, Ts Madison, Guillermo Diaz and Guy Branum.

Earlier in May, producers Universal Pictures dropped the trailer.

MacFarlane spoke to Variety about the sex scenes in the movie. Spilling the beans, the Canadian-born actor said that one sex scene, suggested by Eichner- who plays his love interest in the film- was out of his comfort zone and he vetoed it.

He also said that the scenes were discussed with the cast and choreographed by an intimacy coordinator.

"Nowadays, there’s always an intimacy coordinator, so that’s really interesting," MacFarlane said.

"I think, specifically, we had an LGBT coordinator so they were familiar with language that might be a little bit different. It’s like any scene with any actor, you figure it out with your scene partner, what you’re going to be comfortable with, and I’ve always been really comfortable with Billy," the actor added.

"I think there was a moment when he (Eichner) was like, ‘Shall we spit on each other?’ and I was like, ‘Nope, nope.’ So, that was something I decided," he said.

The actor told LA Times that he also brought up the issue of safe-sex.

"I remember during the rehearsal period I asked at one point whether safe-sex practices should be discussed in the movie at all," he said.

Gay Times quoted Eichner as saying that in Bros it was important for him to portray gay people as multi-dimensional – "funny, sad, lonely, extremely confident, messy, brave horny and hypocritical adult human beings".