Billy Eichner‘s gay rom-com Bros is really looking to be as queer as possible — and that’s a good thing because otherwise we’d be raising our eyebrows.
According to THR, the Universal pic has added RuPaul’s Drag Race Symone, author and icon TS Madison, Star performer Miss Lawrence, Scandal alum Guillermo Diaz and Talk Show the Game Show creator and host Guy Branum to the cast. The all LGBTQ cast joins Luke Macfarlane and Eichner, who co-wrote the film with Nicholas Stoller. And we love to see a fine group of queer people of color.
Bros marks the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio (it took them long enough). It is described as a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about two gay men (Eichner and Macfarlane) maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling toward love. Maybe.
“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros. 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 fucking hysterical and you’re going to love them.”
Stoller will direct and exec produce alongside Judd Apatow, Eichner and Josh Church. Bros is set to debut August 12, 2022.