Billy Eichner says ‘Bros’ will be ‘revealing for certain people’

Billy Eichner thinks about the sex scenes of his new movie, brotherspush the envelope, in a good way.

“To this day, I’m waiting for someone in the studio to call me and say, ‘You know, now that we think about it, you’ve gone too far.’ But it never happened,” Eichner, 43, says in this week’s interview. Variety cover story. “Part of me realized that some of this would be revealing to certain people in the audience, and I loved that too.”

He continued, “I was like, ‘Great! Let’s surprise people. Let’s surprise them.’ Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t care about that, why should I?”

Eichner, who co-wrote the Universal Pictures film with neighbours filmmaker Nicholas Stoller, leads an all-LGBTQ cast in a film billed as “the first major studio romantic comedy about two gay men who maybe, possibly, probably stumble toward love. Maybe. They’re both too busy.”

The film also stars Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse.

“It took Hollywood a century to make this movie,” Eichner said. Variety. “That’s not my fault, it’s Hollywood’s fault for taking so long.”

However the billy on the street The student admitted that he also feels pressure for the film to be successful.

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“I feel a responsibility for him to do well,” he said. “I’ve worked really hard on it and I care a lot about it and I want it to do well for the sake of LGBTQ stories being greenlit. So I feel a burden, as much as I want to sit here and just talk about how funny the story is.” movie”.

Earlier this week, at an appearance at MTV’s Video Music Awards, he promoted the film and couldn’t resist getting a little political.

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After giving a brief synopsis of the film before introducing a performance of Panic at the Disco, he told the audience, “And I need you all in theaters on September 30, because we need to show all the homophobes like Clarence Thomas and everyone”. the homophobes on the Supreme Court that we want gay love stories and support LGBTQ people and we’re not going to let them drag us back to the last century because they’re over, and brothers it is the future”.

brothers The world premiere is scheduled for September 8 at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and will hit theaters worldwide on September 30.

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