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'Bros' Exclusive: Billy Eichner, Ts Madison, Miss Lawrence And More Talk Representation In BTS From Film

Fresh off its critical acclaim following the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Bros. The film is led by Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane.

Written by Eichner and director Nicholas Stoller, the movie is “a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about two gay men (Eichner, Luke Macfarlane) maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling toward love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”

It is also a historic studio film to feature an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Macfarlane, Ts Madison Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum Miss Lawrence, Symone and Amanda Bearse.

With the film, Eichner is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film.

In the above clip Eichner, Madison, Lawrence and more talk about representation in regard to the film.

Bros drops on Sept. 30

“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros,” said Eichner in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter when the film was first announced. “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 said. “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.”

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