Published On: Mon, Oct 3rd, 2022

Things We Saw Today: The Cast of ‘Bros’ on the Importance of LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Set

From left: Jim Rash, Dot-Marie Jones, Miss Lawrence Billy Eichner and TS Madison in Universal’s ‘Bros.’

If you haven’t seen Billy Eichner’s brilliantly funny romantic comedy Bros yet, you’re missing out (straight folks, we’re talking to you). The film is not only an absolute delight, but it’s a moment in LGBTQ history as the first film featuring an entirely LGBTQ cast. Eichner, the first openly gay man to write and star in the first major studio gay romcom, emphasized the importance of showcasing queer diversity both onscreen and on set (with a mostly LGBTQ crew). And his mandate set a ripple effect for the rest of the cast, creating a queer and inclusive environment that encouraged everyone to be themselves.

Actress, comedian, and singer Ts Madison, who plays LGBTQ museum board member Angela in the film, said “To show up on set and it was just so many queer people, so many LGBTQIA-plus — all the letters people — I felt very comfortable, … I have been in some situations where I’ve worked on a set where it was very uncomfortable. I couldn’t really be myself. Where it was just like I’m gonna tear this place up. But when we showed up to work it felt like we were at home with our family. This was a breath of fresh air.”

The Mary Sue

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