Bros star and co-producer Guy Branum called out the film’s critics in a social media post. On 30 September, the highly anticipated romantic comedy finally hit theatres in the US.
Written by Billy Eichner and Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors), with the latter also directing the film, Bros has made history as the first gay rom-com to be produced by a major Hollywood studio.
The film also features an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Jim Rash, Bowen Yang, Guillermo Díaz, Ts Madison, Miss Lawrence, Harvey Fierstien, Symone and Benito Skinner, among others.
However despite earning rave reviews from most critics, Bros received low box office numbers and criticism from LGBTQ+ moviegoers over its story and marketing strategy.