If you’re looking for love this fall, Billy Eichner‘s rom-com “Bros” is here to fill the niche. The movie, which Eichner stars in, cowrote, and executive produced, is about a screenwriter who is tasked with penning a big, gay studio rom-com but ends up finding himself the star of a real-life one. Universal Pictures describes it as “a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amidst the madness.” The movie is helmed by “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nicholas Stoller, who cowrote the movie with Eichner, and is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller, and Joshua Church. According to Universal, “Bros” is the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio with an entirely LGBTQ+ cast.
“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of ‘Bros.’ After queer actors have spent decades watching straight actors capitalize both artistically and professionally by playing LGBTQ+ characters, it is a long overdue dream come true to be able to assemble this remarkable, hilarious cast,” Eichner told The Hollywood Reporter in 2021. “And while ‘Bros’ may be the first of its kind in several ways, my real hope is that it is only the first of many opportunities for openly LGBTQ+ ensembles to shine and show the world all we are capable of as actors, beyond just being the wacky sidekick, token queer or a straight movie star’s ‘gay best friend.’ And beyond all of that, this cast is f*cking hysterical and you’re going to love them.”
Eichner also opened up to GQ this month about what it means to have a big commercial release for “Bros.” “It’s the scale at which [“Bros”] was made, and also the reach with which it’s being distributed, and the fact that it’s playing in movie theaters, not only all over the country, but all over the world. That’s what it’s about,” he said. “I don’t mean that as an insult to any other movies, but when Universal puts its financial resources and its marketing resources behind a movie like this, it really infiltrates the system in a way that a smaller movie or a streaming film or series might not.”
Read on to watch the trailer for “Bros” and for all the details we have on the movie, including the cast and release date.