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Billy Eichner Claps Back at Article Attacking Bros Trailer for Gay Sex

Billy Eichner

An article on the right-leaning/wing website Bounding Into Comics has really focused on the gay sex in Billy Eichner’s upcoming R-rated comedy Bros.

On Twitter, the website posted a piece with the headline “Disney Actor Who Wants ‘MAGA Lunatics To Burn In Hell’ Releases Trailer for New R-Rated Gay Sex Comedy That Takes Shots at Straight People, Features Explicit Sex Acts.”

In the article, the site says that Eichner is “known on social media to be extremely volatile towards his political opposition,” including some tweets of Eichner calling out former President Donald Trump.

In response to the tweet, Eichner wrote, “Hey that’s me!!!”

He also included that very Bros trailer in his post.

Eichner added, “This honestly makes me very excited for the BROS press tour,” capping the post off with a rainbow emoji.

Bros is the first LGBTQ+ romantic comedy green-lit by a major studio. Eichner co-wrote, produced, and is one of two male leads in the Universal Pictures film. He's the first out gay man to ever write and star in his own major studio film. The film follows Eichner as a podcast host hired by a studio to pen a gay romantic comedy.

“From the very beginning of developing Bros, I let everyone involved know that, while I wanted to make a movie that was hilarious and relatable to everyone, first and foremost I wanted to make a movie that felt authentic for the LGBTQ folks that the movie is about — and who have been so profoundly underserved by Hollywood over the years, particularly the major movie studios. From the storytelling to the casting to the crew, it was crucial for me that the needs of LGBTQ+ people were being prioritized,” Eichner said in a statement announcing the trailer’s release.

Every major cast member in the film is LGBTQ+, including Luke Macfarlane, Amanda Bearse, Harvey Fierstein, Bowen Yang, Ts Madison, Symone, Miss Lawrence, Guillermo Diaz, and Guy Branum. Even the straight parts are portrayed by LGBTQ+ actors.

“This movie is a long time coming. But here we are,” Eichner said. “The era of Bros is upon us!”

Bros is out in theaters September 30. 

Watch the NSFW trailer below.

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