Saturday, June 22, 2024

Billy Eichner’s Bros to have its world premiere at TIFF

Excitement continues to build for Bros, the gay romantic comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by and starring Billy Eichner.

It was announced this week that the film will see a high profile premiere at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) in advance of its release to theaters on September 30. TIFF will take place from September 8 through September 18.

In addition to Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, Difficult People), the film stars Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys), Ts Madison (The Ts Madison Experience), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Guy Branum (The Other Two) and Amanda Bearse (Married …with Children). The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church (co-producer Trainwreck, Step Brothers) and is executive produced by Eichner.

Bros is already making history as the first major studio release with an all LGBTQ+ principal cast and screenwriter. Pre-sale tickets to the film are expected to go on sale in August.

It comes as Universal released the official, NSFW trailer to Bros.

Written by and starring Billy Eichner, Bros tells the story of how independent and self-reliant professional Bobby meets and falls in love with Aaron, a seemingly ‘bro-type’ gay man. The new trailer shows the pair’s first meeting at a club where they bond over exchanged quips, as the gays do. The trailer also hints that the movie will tackle some serious issues like body image and bisexual erasure, but in a humorous way.

The movie is already breaking ground due to the fact that it’s the first gay rom-com backed by a major studio, written by and featuring an all queer cast. If current buzz is any indicator, the movie is on track to be a hit and hopefully the first of many mainstream queer films to come.

Eichner took to Twitter where in a series of tweets he expressed his excitement for the movie by poking fun at the Hollywood system that literally “made 300 movies about dinosaurs before they made one about two gay guys falling in love” and encouraged his followers to “make history” by going to see the film in theaters.

Bros will be released September 30.

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