(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

BROS is a standard rom-com plot set in the LBGTQ+ community. It is notable in that all of the principal actors are LBGTQ+, and there are many comments in the script about how Hollywood always has straight actors playing the gay main characters in movies such as BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. (And also how Hollywood insists on an unhappy ending for them.)

One can argue that you are seeing exaggerations and stereotypes here, but I don't think anyone would claim that (e.g.) BRINGING UP BABY (1938) is a realistic, unexaggerated portrayal of straight people. The interactions between the various subgroups may be exaggerated, but there is undoubtedly some truth to them, since these are found in all groups that appear homogenous to someone outside the group (hence the saying, "Two Jews, three opinions," or Emo Philips' Baptist joke).

This definitely has a high level of raunch, but so do a lot of straight rom-coms (e.g., THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY), so if you're okay with the latter, this shouldn't be a problem.

Released on Peacock streaming 30 September 2022. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10

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