In a June interview
with Booster and Eichner for Entertainment Weekly, Booster praised Eichner for creating an inclusive writer’s room for the series “Billy on the Street” and for continuing to hire LGBTQ people for his upcoming film.
“That’s why I’m so relieved that your movie is coming out, and that things like ‘Heartstopper’ and Keiynan Lonsdale’s movie ‘My Fake Boyfriend’ are coming out around the same time,” Booster told Eichner. “There’s so many. I’m so relieved that if you hate my movie, you have another one coming out in September to have another shot at, and then hopefully even more.”
“Bros” is an achievement for Hollywood inclusivity but far from the first rom-com to follow gay characters. Films for young adults like “Love, Simon”
and its followup series “Love, Victor” earned many fans, and Netflix originals like “Single All the Way” and “The Half of It” were helmed by LGBTQ directors. Popular series like “Heartstopper,”
“Sex Education” and award winners like “Schitt’s Creek”
and “Orange is the New Black” have all starred LGBTQ actors and followed queer romances.
“Bros” will be released September 30.