Billy Eichner’s “Bros” Sets Historic All-LGBTQ Principal Cast, Including Playing Heterosexual Characters; ‘A Long Overdue Dream Come True’
Comedian Billy Eichner’s upcoming gay rom-com “Bros” already holds a historic place in the annals of Hollywood history, but such a move wouldn’t be complete without going just a little bit deliciously extra.
The principal cast for the film, the first explicitly gay romantical comedy from a major Hollywood studio, is now set and it is a powerful list of LGBTQ performers. But what puts it over the top is that all principal heterosexual characters in the film will be portrayed by LGBTQ actors, flipping a historic tradition of casting straight actors in queer or queer-coded roles.
“I could not be more proud or excited about the historic nature of the all openly LGBTQ+ cast of Bros. After queer actors have spent decades watching straight actors capitalize both