“Bros” actor Billy Eichner said over the weekend that it was “disappointing” to see a lack of support for the romantic comedy – which he co-wrote – which follows the story of two gay men – at its box office. After fighting for the first time.
According to Box Office Mojo, “Bros” ranked fourth among films this weekend after grossing $4.8 million. Horror flick “Smile” dominated with $22 million.
Eicher, 44, tweeted on Sunday that he was “very proud of this film” and listed some of its early accolades, but added, “Even with the glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes score, a CinemaScore etc., Straight People, Especially in some parts of the country, the bus didn’t show up for the brothers. And it’s disappointing but it’s what it is.”
“Everyone who isn’t afraid of homosexuality should go see BROS tonight!” He added.
The film follows the story of two men – Bobby, played by Eichner, and Aaron, played by actor Luke MacFarlane – who fall for each other despite their commitment issues. Universal Pictures stated that the film also features a “completely LGBTQ+ main cast”.
Eichner, who Universal said was the first openly gay man to co-write and star in its major studio film, acknowledged the importance of the film’s cast and encouraged people to watch it.
“You’ll have a blast! And watching this particular story on the big screen is *special and uniquely powerful, especially for queer people who don’t get this opportunity often. I love this film,” he said. Told.
in an interview forWith CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti ahead of the film’s release, Eichner discussed why he believed it took Hollywood so long to release a film like “Bros.”
“Well, the real answer is that the world, including Hollywood, is very homophobic,” Eichner said. “And it’s a complicated topic, because in some ways Hollywood has often taken the lead when it comes to LGBTQ issues and representation. And yet, beneath all of this, I think there was always a fear that the quote-quote would hit the mainstream audience. I wasn’t necessarily ready for this type of film. And I think, because of that, a lot of our stories weren’t told.”