Bring your ‘Bros’ to see new romance movie


Marty Blader

“Bros” makes history as first major motion film with an all LGBTQ cast.

Every romantic premise follows nearly the same format: a guy meets a girl, they fall in love, something gets in the way of their relationship, but they always end up together in the end. The R-rated film “Bros” goes against this common theme by making the love interests both men.

Director Nicholas Stoller creates a fantastic representation of what the modern love life for single gay people is. The film was released on Sept. 30 and follows the life of workaholic Bobby Lieber, played by Billy Eichner, who has nearly accepted the single lifestyle. He unknowingly runs into the main love interest, Aaron, played by Luke Macfarlane, but their relationship has a rocky start.

The film has many heartfelt, romantic scenes, but its strong romantic emphasis hijacks the comedy part of a rom-com. While the movie had funny parts, it lacked laugh-out-loud moments which left audience members wanting more.

Throughout the entire movie, Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane have undeniable chemistry. Their relationship greatly increases the viewers’ satisfaction with the movie because the characters’ odd relationship adds comedic value, but also down-to-earth romance.

One flaw with the characters is how unlikable Billy Eichner’s Bobby Lieber is for the first three-quarters of the film. It seemed that his overbearing personality caused many issues in their relationship, and these problems were unfortunately left unfaced.

This movie makes history as the first movie to have a cast that entirely belongs to the LGBTQ+ community. On top of this, the movie makes a key point to acknowledge the importance in sharing the stories of members of the gay community to the world, both past and present.

While this movie wasn’t a perfect romantic comedy, it took a large step forward in normalizing gay relationships in major motion pictures. This emphasis made by Nicholas Stoller hopefully encourages other directors to do the same.