Billy Eichner’s rom-com Bros will not be released in the Middle East, due to cultural and commercial factors in the region. Bros will be making box-office history by being the first gay rom-com ever made by a major studio to be released in cinemas.
However, the film will not be available to watch in the Middle East, according to Variety. There is yet to be confirmation on which countries will be impacted.
It is likely Bros will not be released in Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These nations are known for heavily censoring LGBTQ+ content.
The film includes a number of explicit gay sex scenes, which is said to be the reason why it cannot be distributed. Bros stars Billy Eichner as Bobby, a knowledgeable podcaster who is committed to staying single.