When Billy Eichner was tasked with writing a romantic comedy for a major movie studio about two guys maybe, possibly, probably falling in love, he centered it on a comedian named Bobby Leiber tasked with writing a gay rom-com for a major movie studio.
"These big movie producers came to me and said, 'We want you to write a rom-com about a gay couple! Something a straight guy might even like and watch with his girlfriend,'" Eichner's Leiber says in the trailer for Bros. "'We just want a movie that shows the world that gay relationships and straight relationships are the same. Love is love is love.' And I said, 'Love is love is love? No, it's not! That is bulls**t!'"
What isn't B.S. is Bros making history with an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast playing the lead roles, both queer and straight: Luke Macfarlane co-stars as Eichner's love interest Aaron, plus Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, Amanda Bearse, Bowen Yang and RuPaul's Drag Race winner Symone.
Eichner co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who also directs, and Bros hails from the producing team of Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church, who are behind some of the best R-rated comedies of this generation. And as Eichner's character Billy puts it, "I don't want any Hollywood bulls**t! — no scenes where two guys are about to hookup and all of a sudden the camera conveniently pulls away!"
Universal Pictures will release Bros in theaters on Sept. 30. Watch the trailer and NSFW trailer below.