Film Synopsis: Two men (BOTH actors are gay in real life –Billy Eichner & Luke MacFarlane) with very serious, and deep complicated commitment issues attempt a relationship.
Trav’s Critique On “BROS” ➡️ Firstly, I’m going to tell anyone this who reads this review on BROS, NOT only to keep an open mind – but also the actor, Billy Eichner who portrayed the character of Bobby in the film – his ENTIRE point of co-writing this film and having it made co-existed with how he played his character in the film. Both Bobby and Billy want ONE thing; and that is what all same sex couples and any LGBTQ individual wants: MUTUAL acceptance, MUTUAL respect, MUTUAL adoration, and above all else – no more insecurity with the homophobia.
I read some of the interviews that Billy gave regarding why he wanted this film, BROS to be made and the reasons that I have just listed is why he co-wrote BROS. As I was watching the film, it really broke my heart as I am a sentimental type of person regardless of how many closed minded people there are in the world; how many people can adore and respect a heterosexual couple and be completely fine with it; but when it comes to any other type of relationship that is not male/female – some people go beyond freaking out and into a territory that I cannot even describe. I truly felt bad for the character of Bobby.
He truly deep down in his heart wanted a REAL relationship with a man who would give him all of the things that he was searching for, but do you know all that he felt he was worth was Grindr hook ups! He hooked up with random guys all of the time, felt as if he was not worthy of real love, had to constantly push down his sexuality to make others satisfied and he truly could not be himself. That’s no way to live. It’s truly not. He saw that gay men just wanted simply to be – bros. Bros, to Bobby was playing it safe.
He left both his guard and his walls up so that he could not get hurt by any guy! The same things that happen in straight relationships happen in LGBTQ relationships. You, me, no one cannot and will never be able to answer why certain people have the homophobia that they do around LGBTQ people. I guess that we will never know, but I do know one thing – they are human beings and just because they have chosen what society claims and sees as “not normal or unorthodox” does not mean that they do not have a voice, feelings, or are worth any more or less than anyone else on God’s Earth. God loves everyone – ALL of His children.
I firmly believe that in my heart. It’s time that people come out of these whatever ways of thinking that they are stuck in. In the film, Aaron, who is played by Luke MacFarlane is gay and he confesses to Bobby that he just does not do the clinging relationship thing very well. How many times has that happened in a heterosexual relationship if two people meet and there is a spark, but they want to label it as friends with benefits? See what I am talking about?
I could sit here and give you comparisons all damn day – so why the stupidity as if you are friends with someone who is LGBTQ you will catch it like a disease or something? I MUST say this – there is an actor, Christian Jules LeBlanc, he is a gay actor and married to a man and he is homophobic. You can look it up yourself online if you do not believe me.
There are millions of scenarios with people who struggle with gender identity disorders of all kinds! Do you know where it all stems from? IF you had to take a guess – where would you say? Yep, you guessed right – from the outside world, from society. Both Bobby and Aaron challenged each other and brough out the best of each other and that is a beautiful thing! They are BROS alright!
Love is LOVE – NO matter the sexual orientation…NO matter NOTHING! Everyone should be seen and treated the same! Period! #TonightWithTrav