"Look at all the things moviegoers believe - Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Transformers," Eichner said. "You don't think a gay man can play straight, but you believe in Chewbacca?" He also noted, "I think it's important that before we got one movie about a gay couple, we got two movies about a talking hedgehog."
Gizmodo reporter Germain Lussier also quoted Eichner saying, "You're about to see a trailer for the first gay rom-com ever made by a major studio, and I'm not talking about that movie starring Buzz Lightyear."
\u201cBilly Eichner: "You're about to see a trailer for the first gay rom com ever made by a major studio, and I'm not talking about that movie starring Buzz Lightyear." #CinemaCon #Bros\u201d
The comedian then looked back at the history of rom-coms over the years: "All those years of me seeing those movies with my parents as a kid - Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall - they were never about people like me."
On a more serious note, Eichner also talked about the importance of Bros as a big-budget Hollywood rom-com featuring a same-sex couple and an all-LGBTQ+ cast. "I know it's weird for me to say this about my movie, but it is unlike any comedy or romantic comedy that you have ever seen," the comedian explained. "It's not about gay people suffering tragically. It's about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with."