Actor Blames 'Straight People' In USA For Flop Of First Gay Romantic Comedy Film

Actor Blames 'Straight People' In USA For Flop Of First Gay Romantic Comedy Film

Another Hollywood actor is blaming ‘America’ for the latest “woke” flop.

Billy Eichner, who stars in the gay romantic comedy “BROS,” is blaming “straight people, especially in certain parts of the country,” for the film’s dismal earnings.

“Last night I snuck in and sat in the back of a sold out theater playing BROS in LA. The audience howled with laughter start to finish, burst into applause at the end, and some were wiping away tears as they walked out. It was truly magical.  Really. I am VERY proud of this movie,” he said on Twitter.

“Rolling Stone already has BROS on the list of the best comedies of the 21st century. What’s also true is that at one point a theater chain called Universal and said they were pulling the trailer because of the gay content. (Uni convinced them not to),” he wrote. “America, f*ck yeah, etc etc.”

“That’s just the world we live in, unfortunately. Even with glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc, straight people, especially in certain parts of the country, just didn’t show up for Bros. And that’s disappointing but it is what it is,” he continued. “Everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo should go see BROS tonight! You will have a blast! And it *is* special and uniquely powerful to see this particular story on a big screen, esp for queer folks who don’t get this opportunity often. I love this movie so much. GO BROS!!!”

It’s probably not a stretch to say that most men won’t go see a romantic comedy involving a man and a woman, but if they don’t go see one involving two men, then they are ‘bigots’ and “homophobic weirdos,” at least as far as Eichner is concerned.

Meanwhile, according to Showbiz411, the film was worse than a flop, it was a disaster:

Total receipts for Thursday and Friday came to just $1.84 million. With another $2.5 million coming on Saturday and Sunday, “Bros” stands to make less than $5 million for its entire opening weekend.

“Bros” doesn’t have a huge budget — $25 million at most. But the movie has had a tremendous amount of publicity and marketing, a blanketing that most films would give their popcorn up for. 

This just means that the public at large had no interest in seeing not only a gay rom com, but one with graphic sex scenes.

Hollywood continues to churn out ‘woke’ content that few Americans want to see because they don’t relate to or are uncomfortable with the subject matter, and when the films flop, Americans are accused of horrible things.

No wonder the film industry is in the doldrums, financially speaking.


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