Billy Eichner made a great rom-com. Now its audiences' turn.
NEW YORK — (AP) — At the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of "Bros," Billy Eichner exhorted the crowd to keep cheering. In the whistle-stop lead-up to the release of "Bros," Eichner has worked tirelessly to whip audiences into a frenzy for a film unlike any Hollywood has before produced. "Bros" is the first major-studio gay rom-com and the first studio movie starring and co-written by an openly gay man. Revisiting his "Billy on the Street" persona, Eichner has run through Hollywood with Jack Black shouting, "I need allies!" “I think Sylvester Stallone would love ‘Bros.’” Meryl Streep?wftv.com
Billy Eichner on his gay rom-com "Bros"
The comedian and star of "Billy on the Street" is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in a gay romantic comedy for a major movie studio. He talks about why it's taken so long for Hollywood to produce a rom-com featuring an all-LGBTQ principal cast.cbsnews.com
Toronto fest roars back to life with Spielberg, 'Knives Out'
But for some, returning to the teeming theaters of Toronto will be as cozy and warm as putting on a cherished cable-knit sweater. In the cacophony of the rapid-fire fall-festival circuit that goes from Venice to Telluride to Toronto, responses from TIFF audiences often speak loudest. Tyler Perry has been to Toronto once before — to help promote another TIFF award-winner, “Precious,” in 2009. And, with some 200 features from 63 countries on tap, TIFF is set to once again be a party. Sidney’s a life that you think you know, because he’s been a part of our lives our whole life, but when you reveal the details of his life, it's give you a new perspective.wftv.com
"Neighbors" stars on classic frat comedies
"Neighbors" stars on classic frat comedies Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne are starring in the new frat comedy, "Neighbors," from director Nicholas Stoller. CBS News' Ken Lombardi spoke to the stars about some of their all-time favorite frat-themed films.cbsnews.com