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‘Bros’ stars say it’s time for straight people to enjoy a gay rom-com

Romantic comedy followers who’ve been craving a brand new addition to the canon that breaks the heteronormative mould 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 “Troublesome Individuals.” 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 thus far. That’s when he meets the beautiful and seemingly good Aaron (Luke Macfarlane).

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

The movie, which is being launched by Common Photos, can also be the primary main studio movie to have a wholly LGBTQ principal forged, that includes names like Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz and others. Common Photos 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 objective wasn’t to “sit down to put in writing an historic film.”

“Our objective was to only write a hilarious film,” he mentioned. “Our objective was to get folks to the theater and provides them a very good time and a motive to giggle out loud with their mates.”

Eichner, like his character, is from New York, misplaced his mother and father 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 equivalent to who I’m,” he mentioned he “pulled rather a lot from my private life.” 

“Homosexual comedians like me, we haven’t had an actual probability to inform our tales like this in an enormous method, on the large display,” he mentioned. “I wished it to be private, and it’s all about being susceptible and telling an trustworthy story.”

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

“As a homosexual man, I’ve watched these motion pictures, and I cried and I laughed, and I took one thing away from it,” Macfarlane mentioned of straight rom-coms. “So I believe possibly asking a few of our straight mates to observe a homosexual couple fall in love and cry and giggle and take one thing from it, too. I believe that’s what motion pictures are all about, shouldn’t be in search of ourselves in motion pictures, however seeing how we relate to any person who’s possibly totally different than us.”

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

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