Let’s be honest, romantic comedies are formulaic. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girls. Boy gets girl back.
When told from her perspective it’s still, girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl gets boy back (in episode one of the reboot and he drops dead)
Even in grand opera, boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Girl coughs. Boy gets girl back as girl dies.
But on September 30th the most formulaic part of the rom-com is getting upended on the big screen when the oft told tale is finally about two gay men. Bros is being billed as “the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”
Bros stars Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write, executive produce, and star in his own major studio film and featuring an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse. What’s more, on the other side of the camera was a crew of artists and technicians who were also predominately from the LGBTQ+ Community.
That’s a lot of firsts for one film, not to mention a lot of hats or perhaps in this case tiaras for one gay man to wear while making it all happen. CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, Jonathan Vigliotti sat down with Billy Eichner to talk filmmaking and the honesty from his own life he brought to Bros.
Bros In Theaters September 30
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