Homosexual Actor Inexplicably Blames Heterosexuals For Failure of Homosexual Rom Com Movie Tanking at Box Office
I have no idea how straights can be blamed for a homosexual rom com movie failing to make big bucks at the box office. But here we are.
Why would the director (co-writer?), Eichner, who I think also had a role in this movie, assume that heterosexuals would want to sit through a movie about homosexual guys?
Especially when the marketing indicated that the movie would take pot shots at heterosexuals (joking about how heterosexuals are “so over”), the marketing and Eichner, the film’s co-writer, hit people over the head with the notion that the movie was primarily for and about LGBT persons.
I also think with all the streaming services and with the impact of Covid that people just don’t go to the movies so much any more – unless it’s Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun Maverick.”
Also – I am a conservative. I’ve been told by Hollywood – most of whom are far left wingers – that persons with my political views are not welcome. They have said in years past they hate conservatives and don’t want us to see their movies.
In addition, I have no desire to see two men kiss each other, get romantic or sexual (I’m also not a fan of hetero couples getting it on in movies, either).
Hollywood spends a lot of time lecturing and insulting white, non-homosexual people but then they get bent out of shape when we quite understandably don’t want to see whatever movies they’re putting out, especially if it’s about a revered pet group of theirs, such as LGBT.
I am under NO OBLIGATION to attend any movie. None.
I am under NO OBLIGATION to validate anyone.
I am under no obligation to validate or celebrate anyone’s life style choices, which includes their sexual behavior.
I don’t think progressives can accept that others don’t owe them affirmation.
This homosexual actor/script writer should stop blaming heterosexuals for his failures, especially given today’s climate, where far left Hollywood constantly shames white, straight, Christians, and conservatives for being white, straight, Christian, and/or conservative.
It’s so narcissistic to expect people to take abuse off of you but then also support you. You can’t have it both ways.
Bros writer and actor Billy Eichner took to Twitter on Sunday to reflect on the disappointing performance of his gay romcom at the box office following its opening weekend.
The 44-year-old actor-comedian issued a series of tweets about the film, which is the first LGBTQ romantic comedy given a large release by a major studio.
Despite a $22million production budget and rave reviews, the film took in just $4.8million and landed fourth place at the US box office.
Billy Eichner’s gay romantic comedy performed dismally. He sees where the fault lies, and it is not with his film.
This is an occurrence that happens infrequently yet consistently over the years in Hollywood. A new property arrives and it is declared “Important,” — t bears all the earmarks of progressive activism, and that is all the reason to promote it heavily and expect great returns. Then, when things go sideways, the next thing to do is to not look at the problems with your product but rage at what is said to be “the true cause” of your poor result – the audience.
by John Nolte
The woketards at TheWrap assured us Bros, an R-rated, homosexual romantic comedy released in 3,350 theaters, would — and I quote — “Kick Off Box Office Revival.”
Why would anyone think that?
I’ll confess I didn’t expect Bros to die-die-die with a, lol, $4.8 million opening, but…
How bubbled do you have to be to predict a gay movie filled with gay sex and gay talking points disguised as dialogue would succeed at the box office?
The American people have no problem with gay-themed comedies. Twenty-seven years ago, The Birdcage (1996) was a huge hit that drew $124 million domestic. In today’s dollars, that’s almost a quarter of a billion — with “B” — dollars domestic.
Can you imagine any comedy making $250 million domestic these days? Comedies suck today.
So why did the public flock to The Birdcage and avoid Bros like the plague?
Because The Birdcage offered actual stars — Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria, and Dianne Wiest … It didn’t offer gay sex, which makes 98 percent of the public uncomfortable. (Raise your hand if you go to the movies to feel uncomfortable!) … And it wasn’t marketed as a comedy-slash-lecture, which Bros was.
Gay sex makes heterosexuals uncomfortable. And that’s not bigotry. In the immortal words of Lady Gaga, we were born this way.
As I have said over and over, Hollywood should make movies for everyone, and that includes homosexuals. But it is pure madness to position a gay romantic comedy loaded with gay sex (including a foursome) like you would something starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant.
Eichner lashes out at ‘straight people’ who didn’t buy tickets
…One of the actors in the movie, Billy Eichner, lashed out at “straight people” for refusing to fund his lifestyle.
He complained on social media that “straight people, especially in certain parts of the country,” didn’t buy tickets to his movie.
He said it got great Rotten Tomatoes scores and an A CinemaScore, but those offending “straight people” “just didn’t show up…”
He said, of course, that “everyone” should see the movie, that is, “everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo.”
The Times report noted Universal put $22 million in the movie’s budget, and then another $40 million in promotions, so it’s likely, unless some audience metrics change hugely and quickly, to end up a bust overall.
by Sam Janney
Oct 3, 2022
As Twitchy readers know, Billy Eichner’s gay rom-com ‘Bros’ had a very soft opening weekend. And of course, Eichner blamed homophobia, straight people, and weirdos for his movie not doing so hot even though movies like The Birdcage THIRTY YEARS AGO opened to nearly 5x the box office of his sad little movie.
Almost as if that whole ‘homophobes are hurting his movie’ narrative is a bunch of BS.
Now Eichner is telling people the box office doesn’t matter and that plenty of great films made no money … we’re sure the people who put up the money for this movie are thrilled to read these tweets.
By Emily Selleck
Oct 3, 2022
Billy Eichner thinks straight people are to blame for his gay rom-com flopping at the box office over its opening weekend.
The comedian, who co-wrote, executive-produced and stars in “Bros,” penned a lengthy Twitter thread on Sunday in response to the film making only $4.8 million in the US and Canada, approximately 40 percent less than expected.
…Urging moviegoers to see “Bros,” which has been marketed as the first film featuring an entirely LGBTQIA+ cast to get a wide release, the “Billy on the Street” star quipped, “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!!!”
…Despite its disappointing debut, Eichner insisted audiences are loving the flick, which also stars Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison and Monica Raymund
You don’t say:
Oct 3, 2022
by Brandon Morse
Earlier, my colleague Brad Slager wrote an excellent takedown on the failure that is the movie “Bros,” a flick starring Billy Eichner. In it, he noted that Eichner made a gay-centric movie that not a lot of people showed up for, including the LGB community.
Yet, according to Eichner, the blame for its failure rests squarely on straight America which is apparently too homophobic to buy a ticket to a movie about gays being gay. As Slager noted, this is more of an emotional response from Eichner than a realistic one that weighs all the factors, and it’s a response that will certainly not garner him more ticket sales in the future.
…But we can go back even further than that to see how America was reacting to gays in movies. In 1996, a little movie starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, and Nathan Lane came out called “The Birdcage.” It was a film based on a French comedy “La Cage aux Folles.”
…The great part about this movie is that you’d expect it to be a one-sided bash-fest against religious conservatives, and to be sure, they’re lampooned…but so is the gay community. ….
…The point is, everyone is made fun of but everyone gets to have fun with it. Buried deep within the movie is the message that we’re all human and can get along just fine despite our differences.
“The Birdcage” was number one at the box office when it was released and held that spot for weeks. It grossed $185 million before it finally left theaters and as of this writing, it holds an 81 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
…Hollywood has made such an “us vs them” atmosphere that anytime anything comes out it’s done so with an air of preachiness and divisiveness. Even if “Bros” is free of attacks on any other group it doesn’t matter. Eichner did the same tired nonsense his fellow Hollywood stars did. They preached wokeness and now they’ll experience brokenness.
Wokeness is, at the end of the day, an ideology that creates victims and oppressors out of shallow identifiers. For Hollywood, it signals that you’re not about to get entertainment but propaganda, and few people are going to show up for that, even the audience you aim at.
Video below contains a few “F” bombs:
(Link): Billy Eichner’s “Bros” DESERVED to FAIL, feat. Chris Gore | MEitM Clip – 20 minutes long:
Matt Walsh, a broken clock (he’s right about this movie but not a guy I agree with on all other topics):
(Link): Gay Rom-Com’s Opening Numbers Hurt Hollywood’s Pride – 14 minutes long:
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