With Pride Month in full swing, it only makes sense that Universal Pictures wants to promote their upcoming romantic comedy “Bros” as much as possible. And “Boys” deserves all the hype it can get. The film is the first ever to star an openly gay actor who co-writes the script in Billy Eichner and features an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast.
So does that make “Boys” the gayest movie ever? Quite possibly, and that’s a great, momentous thing, especially for what’s typically a tired and over-conventional genre like the rom-com. And the film follows the typical rom-com plot where two people with commitment issues try and make a relationship work–except this time, this dynamic centers around a gay male couple.
Eichner stars alongside Luke Macfarlane as the couple who may or may not fall in love by the movie’s end credits. “Bros” also stars Ts Madison, Monica Raymond, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse. “SNL” star Bowen Yang also co-stars with Jim Rash, Harvey Fierstein, and Eve Lindley.
“Bros” also boasts a lot of comedy veterans on the production side of things. “Neighbors” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nicholas Stoller is behind the camera. He also co-writes the script with Eichner. He also co-produces with Judd Apatow, who everybody knows, and Joshua Church, producer of “Step Brothers,” “Trainwreck,” and other comedies.
It’s safe to say that “Bros” is a frontrunner in the inclusion of gay love in the Hollywood mainstream, and it’s a very welcome addition. The film hits theaters everywhere on September 30, courtesy of Universal. Watch the new trailer below.