New romantic comedy Bros, arriving in theaters on September 30, is a unique venture in more than one aspect. Not only is it the first major studio romance (the studio being Universal) between two men, but its cast is also made up almost entirely of members of the LGBTQ+ community. An astounding number of talented performers are given the chance to showcase their chops in the new film, including Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Jim Rash (Community), and Eve Lindley (Dispatches From Elsewhere).
Bros centers on Bobby Lieber (Billy Eichner, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Nicholas Stoller), who serves as curator of the soon-to-open National Museum of LGBTQ+ History and Culture. While he deals with his romantic life being turned on its head by the hunky Aaron (Luke Macfarlane, Brothers And Sisters), his professional life also runs into some potholes as he and the Museum Board work out the kinks of their grand opening.
Screen Rant spoke to Bros stars Jones, Rash, and Lindley about how the members of the board arrived at their positions, what exhibit they’d like to see for the grand finale, and what history lessons they learned on set.
Stars Talk Bros
Screen Rant: I could have had a whole movie about the museum board. I love how they’re always at each other’s throats but also have each other’s backs. Eve, I would love to know what you think: how did Tamara get there?
Eve Lindley: Yeah, I think that’s the question. Everybody has been asking themselves. And we think maybe her dad owns the museum. That’s one option. Or maybe her dad just bought her way into a very good college, and this is some kind of work-study situation.
Dot Marie, I also love the ongoing struggle of what the final exhibit is going to be. What would you have that final exhibit be if you had the power?
Dot Marie Jones: As I said before, a lot of beanbags. Everybody enjoyed that. Just an all-inclusive [thing]; everybody’s covered. Not just trying to decipher that one specific display, but everybody.
I learned many things about LGBTQ+ history through the film, and I’m sure there were revelations that came throughout the process of researching the film. Jim, did you learn anything on set that you hadn’t before, or did you bring anything to the table that others did not know?
Jim Rash: That Billy’s super sweet? [Laughs] Not a surprise.
There’s so many things coming at my brain. Eve, do you remember any of our other lessons?
Eve Lindley: The ancient Egyptian lovers-slash-brothers.
Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major film studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.
From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow, comes Bros, a smart, swoony, and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.
Check out our other interview with Bros stars Billy Eichner & Luke Macfarlane as well.
Bros will arrive in theaters on September 30.