Virtually none of the movies coming out of Hollywood these days are even remotely original or interesting.
If it’s not another standard horror movie, based on a comic book, or something with The Rock, it’s simply a remake with a more “diverse” cast or a live-action version of a cartoon classic.
But this Hollywood actor’s excuse for his woke flop is far more hilarious than the actual movie.
Hollywood’s first major gay romcom
If you ask the critics in the so-called “mainstream” media, Bros is one of the greatest romantic comedies in the history of cinema.
But based on how left-wing Hollywood producer Judd Apatow’s new gay romcom performed at the Box Office on its opening weekend, audiences had a much different opinion.
Marketed relentlessly as a “groundbreaking,” “glass rainbow” breaking film that would serve as Hollywood’s first major gay romcom starring two openly gay actors, Bros starring Billy Eichner, flopped, opening with just $4.8 million in ticket sales after incurring $22 million in production costs.
Now, like most industries dealing with the effects of Bidenflation and the Biden recession, there are obviously many factors that contribute to such a pathetic opening weekend, especially for a film with the backing of Bros.
The month of September was the worst September Hollywood has seen at the Box Office in the past 25 years.
As Deadline put it, the entire weekend slate proved to be 35% lower than pre-pandemic numbers.
“Industry estimates are at $61.3M for all titles, which is 3% behind last weekend’s $62.9M total, and 35% off from the same weekend in 2019 pre-pandemic, which was $94.5M — and that was considered low at the time (and now looks extravagantly rich),” Deadline reported of the Box Office weekend totals.
So needless to say, the idea that any movie was going to do exceedingly well at this time was just misguided optimism.
But of course, rather than pointing to any of these factors or critically examining his own work, Bros star Billy Eichner chose to blame “straight people in certain parts of the country” for his failing gay romcom.
“Everyone who isn’t a homophobic weirdo . . .”
On Sunday night, Eichner made the obviously poor decision to begin tweeting to defend his movie and lash out at those he blames for its failure.
“Last night I snuck in and sat in the back of a sold-out theater playing Bros in LA,” Eichner claimed on Twitter. “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.”
But despite being one of Rolling Stone’s “best comedies of the 21st century,” with “glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc,” Eichner claimed the movie failed because “straight people in certain parts of the country.”
“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,” Eichner claimed.
And to try to get more people to see his movie, Eichner insinuated that anyone who didn’t see his movie that night was a “homophobic weirdo.”
“Everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo should go see BROS tonight!” Eichner proclaimed. “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!!!”
Obviously, the pathetically low Box Office numbers for Bros couldn’t have anything to do with the entire movie industry’s current woes, the economy, inflation, or any other economic factors.
It couldn’t have anything to do with the movie being nothing more than a generic, formulaic retread of the same tired, played out romcom blueprint Hallmark has driven into the ground with the only difference being that it was based on a type of relationship only 7% of Americans are engaged in.
It couldn’t be that Billy Eichner himself or his co-star, who’s credits nearly exclusively include Hallmark movies of the week, just aren’t really a Box Office draw – maybe Disney’s Hulu, but not a major Hollywood Box Office draw.
The problem is working class Americans outside of L.A. and New York, who are apparently “homophobic weirdos” because they didn’t drop everything to spend at least $50 to bring their family to a rated-R gay romcom that features foursomes and will also be available to stream for less than $5, if not free, in a couple months time for those who actually want to see it.
It definitely has nothing to do with Eichner’s unhinged, elitist rants, like when he randomly went off on “all the homophobes on the Supreme Court” at the VMA’s.
Or when he incoherently raved, “F*ck Trump, f*ck his whole family, f*ck anyone that chose to work with him and f*ck every single Trump voter. And guess what – I’m STILL with her you misogynist American dummies!!!”
Why wouldn’t working class Americans spend their hard earned money lining that unhinged left-wing millionaire’s pockets?
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