The historic gay rom-com Bros, co-written and starring Billy Eichner with a cast including Symone, TS Madison, Miss Lawrence and more, has dropped its trailer.
Also written by Nicholas Stollar, 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.”
With the film, Eichner is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film. 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.
Directed by Stoller, the film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church and is executive produced by Eichner.
Billy Eichner hopes this film is the beginning of many historical firsts.
“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.”
Check out the official trailer below:
Bros is set for release on Aug. 12, 2022.