The release of Bros is nigh!
Starring Out cover stars Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane, alongside a talented principal cast comprised of all LGBTQ+ talent, the newest release from Universal Pictures' is breaking ground as the first gay romantic comedy to be released in theaters by a major studio, and although it took forever to get here, we're so excited to finally see it happen.
Out got the chance to speak to some of the film's stars, including Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane, as well as co-star and RuPaul's Drag Race royalty Symone, at the red-carpet premiere on Wednesday night to talk about the impact a project like Bros will have on future generations of LGBTQ+ movie lovers.
"We get a lot of tragic stories," Eichner said when asked about Bros' intentionally lighthearted, comedic tone. "Hollywood is often focused on the suffering of being gay, especially major studios. I wanted them to make a movie that was joyful and fun and funny and uplifting. It's a movie that makes everyone feel good."
"I hope this is the beginning of an avalanche," Symone tells Out about what's next in terms of queer representation in mainstream media. "I hope this is the beginning of more beautiful stories being told."
"Everything has to happen on its own time, I'm just happy that I'm alive to be part of it," Macfarlane said, sharing the same sentiment.
Eichner and Macfarlane also opened up about gracing the cover of Out this summer during its 30th-anniversary year, a major milestone for any LGBTQ+ publication.
"It was an honor to be on the cover, I was thrilled," Eichner said. "We need our queer media. Out was there way ahead of the curve, representing us and making us visible and telling our stories long before other, more mainstream places finally did that too. I'm very grateful for everything Out does. Here's to 30 more years!"
"Out Magazine, I remember when I was a kid, I remember seeing it in the stores and being both excited and a little bit scared of it," Macfarlane concludes. "I'm so glad that you guys have been around for as long as you have been, continuing to tell our stories and continuing to tell our stories for many years to come."
Bros hits theaters on September 30.
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