Watch a trailer for 'BROS' ahead of its September release.
Billy Eichner and Nicholas Stoller get meta in their upcoming LGBTQ rom-com BROS. But they're also making history with it. Watch a trailer for the film below.
Written by both men, directed by Stoller, and starring Eichner, the movie follows Eichner's character of Bobby, a writer and out gay man, who is being asked to write a rom-com for gay people within the movie. (Hence where the meta nature comes in.) This movie marks the first major studio film to be written by and star an openly gay man.
"I don't want any Hollywood bulls--," Eichner's character says in the trailer. "No scenes where two guys are about to hook up and all of a sudden the camera conveniently pulls away."
But because the film is a rom-com, of course he will fall for someone (played by Luke Macfarlane).
"My whole life I prided myself on being self-reliant," he says later. "This motherf---er has gotten into my head."
The film, which counts Judd Apatow as a producer alongside Stoller and Eichner, also stars Luke Macfarlane, Jim Rash, Bowen Yang, Guillermo Díaz, Ts Madison, Miss Lawrence, Harvey Fierstein, Symone, Guy Branum, Eve Lindley, D'Lo Srijaerajah, Benito Skinner, Peter Kim, Dot-Marie Jones, and Becca Blackwell.
Eichner released a statement to select media outlets alongside the trailer release, wherein he wrote about the importance of the film not only to him, but also the industry in general.
"I've been an out performer since the first time I stepped on a comedy stage in NY over 20 years ago. And while it's insane to me that it took this long to get this movie made, it's still incredibly exciting to me — and a real sign of progress — that the same studio making movies like Jurassic World and The Fast and the Furious is also releasing this R rated gay rom with an all LGBTQ+ cast, and with as much passion and enthusiasm as they release those other films," he wrote.
Although he acknowledge it has "taken way too long" for such a thing to be true, his pride at making history with BROS being the first gay rom-com to be released by a major studio and the first major studio film to feature an all LGBTQIA+ cast (even in the straight roles) is apparent.
"Aside from all the historic statistics attached to it, what I wanted most of all was to make an authentic, hilarious and heartfelt film about what it's like to be a single adult gay man attempting a relationship in 2022. I'm prouder of it than anything I've ever done," he wrote.
BROS will be released by Universal Pictures on Sept. 30.