Gay film flops, actor fumes at straight people

| October 3, 2022

Billy Eichner praised the gay film, “Bros”, but tweeted that “homophobes” should not see the film. He called for homophobes to not see the film more than once. He posted these tweets on the backdrop of positive comments about the movie. Box office day arrived, and the movie tanked. Billy Eichner lamented the performance, even pointing a finger to heterosexuals for not watching the film.

From Fox News

“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!!!” he tweeted.

At the same time, Eichner blamed “straight people” for the film’s poor box office showing.

Several Twitter users ridiculed the actor for scaring away viewers and then complaining when people didn’t go see the film.

Tablet Magazine’s Noam Blum sent out a sarcastic tweet. “HAHA SUCK IT HOMOPHOBES!” he wrote, with screenshots of Eichner’s aforementioned tweets, adding afterwards, “wtf the homophobes didn’t see my movie.”

Fox News has additional information and images here.

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AW1Ed

The Stupid…

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HT3

Standard Holly-weird practice nowadays: start a project the masses are not calling for/no interest/niche market and then make fun/criticize the general public and wonder why your project was poorly received? Obviously (fill in the bank) is to blame. End of discussion. Not watch me try and shame them into seeing it. Then chastise them a second time when that doesn’t work. Rinse and repeat

Roh-Dog

Let time I was at The Bowery Ballroom (lower NYC) to see a show there was a gay couple outside having a couple’s fight. “Why don’t you ever take what I say seriously? I do everything at home and I feel under appreciated!”, the twink says, stamping his purple ‘combat’-booted foot.
The preppier one responds after a second of staring at the show before him, looks his boyfriend right in the eye and honesty and tenderly says, “I’m sorry. Work had been really bad lately. I’ll try to help more.”

I take a drag off my cigarette and think to myself ‘awww, that was cute as shit. They fight just like we do!’ just before watching them, hand-in-hand, walking off I felt a little emotion riding up thinking of my ex-wife and the fights we’d have…

Then they kissed.

Ruined the whole moment.

Not afraid of h0m0s, not in the least. Just can’t identify with them. Still doesn’t stop me from wanting the best for ’em, just ain’t subsidizing their dumb movie that’ll make me feel icky.

Flagwaver

I have no desire to have someone’s sexual preferences shoved in my face in a movie. Make a movie that actually has a plot other than “It’s an all LGBTQIABCD#42gBYOB cast and crew” and I might watch it.

BlueCord Dad

The Birdcage, 1996

The Stranger

Yeah, but at least THAT was funny. That was back when it seemed like Gene Hackman was in every movie.

BlueCord Dad

You mean he wasn’t?😎

USMC Steve

That is what it comes down to. Most normal people don’t get homosexuality, nor approve of it in the abstract. But they don’t go about picking on homos because of it. But when the homos demand special treatment or indulgence based upon their particular sexual deviancy, we tend to get pissy about that and push back. This Eichner, whoever he is, told normals not to see the flick, we did as he asked, and it sucked apparently. Big deal.

AZRobert

Did Billy play that guy at the end of the movie, The Devil in Miss Jones?

ninja

Uh…Hmmm..

Who is Billy Eichner???

🤔

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Martinjmpr

Great

Martinjmpr

Just FYI I didn’t write either of these comments. Is someone trying to steal my user name?

Martinjmpr

Sad

Martinjmpr

LOL at people who are so obsessed with every nuance of their little sub culture that they simply assume that the rest of the world is too.

“I’m gay and I’m fabulous” they say.

News flash: WE. DON’T. CARE.

Seriously. It’s not hate. It’s not “fear.” It’s apathy.

This is what you get when you live in an echo chamber surrounded by people who either think just like you or are afraid to tell you their real opinions because they don’t want to get called out as “bigots” or “homophobes.”

But the market doesn’t lie. People have voted with their wallets. And the verdict is:  👎 

Mick

KA-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

Shack!

BDA = 100/100

timactual

That’s why “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was the unofficial policy for centuries; we didn’t ask and we didn’t tell because we didn’t care.

Martinjmpr

What’s even funnier than the predictable “outrage” is the way they’re trying to use it to guilt/shame people into seeing this movie. What’s a movie cost these days, $10 – $14 per person, not counting overpriced popcorn? Yeah, not happening for most of us.

Graybeard

I always think of this:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and (cont)

Graybeard

worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only

Graybeard

do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. – Romans 1:18-32 NASB95

As it was in Rome in 60AD, so it is today.

timactual

Well, I am unclear on what is meant by “hearty approval” but I am perfectly willing to let God render judgement and punishment (if any). He is a big boy and doesn’t need my help (unlike another deity I could name), and I have at least one sin (different category, I hasten to add) too many to cast the first stone.

Until, that is, they start messing with kids, which seems to be becoming fashionable.

5JC

It’s like blaming me for the great golf movie that flopped because I don’t putt in the ruff.

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RGR 4-78

Dorf would approve of this message.

Sapper3307

We can fix it?

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The Stranger

Maybe if this kind of stuff happened, those pedos would be running scared and not trying to legitimize their perversions. Minor attracted person…bullshit.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Pull and make a wish!

Hack Stone

Petula Dvorak just needs to pull this one out of the filing cabinet, change “women” to “gay men”, and she has another article ready to publish.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ghostbusters-the-bros-who-hate-it-and-the-art-of-modern-misogyny/2016/07/14/1dfba61a-49bd-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html

The Stranger

The reason that the reboot of Ghostbusters flopped wasn’t because misogynist males didn’t want to see females in the roles. It was because the movie fucking sucked. You cannot take a pop culture icon and try to do a reboot unless you really put in the work. Hence, why the Starsky and Hutch movie was cool but the CHiPs movie sucked ass.

Hack Stone

And that article was the genesis for Hack Stone cancelling his Washington Post subscription. Never saw the female reboot of Ghostbusters, never had the desire to watch it, even though FX was running it five times a day for eight months. Hack Stone doesn’t need some male hating feminist telling him what is funny.

Twist

I saw the movie and it just wasn’t funny. I think I might have chuckled once during it’s entire run time. They have blame their movie’s failure on sexism, bigotry, and some form of -ist or phobia otherwise they have to admit that their movie just sucked.

Hack Stone

Everyone who was planning on seeing this film already had tickets to a WNBA game. They should have delayed the release until Super Bowl Sunday, because that is whejh everyone goes to the movies.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

First of all, you tell me, a white, straight, cisgender, meat eating, male – to NOT watch your soft core porn movie…….then you get mad when I take your advice to not waste my time and money and don’t watch your movie.
Sheesh! Mental illness doesn’t run through you, it gallops.

They took their marketing strategy from the people who promote the WNBA, because they are doing such a bang up job.

Graybeard

Someone’s banging the WNBA?
They must be hard up.

Fyrfighter

Dyke with a strap-on?

STR8s should be forced to see it, of course.

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Green Thumb

I wonder if Ranger Stephen “Cio” Burrell (My Weekend with Rick), “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) and Joe Cryer had minor parts in the film?

Twist

I doubt it, but I bet they have all seen it at least 10 times already while sitting in the back of the movie theater Pee Wee Herman style, if you know what I mean.

Hack Stone

They were technical advisors to the film.

Carlton

Abomination is abomination, “Rotten Tomatoes” reviews notwithstanding.

I thought that the alphabet crowd was so vast it could support itself.

Good news for America that this nonsense bombed.

A Proud Infidel®™

You know what?

I DON”T buy into the woke culture being shoved in our faces these days, thus I didn’t even think about going to see that pay-to-view chunk of LGBTQWERTYUIOP propaganda and I’ll vote with my wallet. OH, and to anyone and everyone “offended” by that I say JUST SUE ME, and if you get anything I’ll split it with you, mighty liberal of me ain’t it?

Anonymous

Gosh, why don’t 90% of the population dig gay sh*t? It’s a mystery. /sarc

Martinjmpr

IIRC the whole “10% gay/lesbian” statistic that you often see trotted out is based on the long discredited Kinsey study from the 1950’s. I think the actual percentage of Americans who consider themselves to be gay or lesbian is under 5%.

Anonymous

Probably so, but it’s accessible for gettin’ sarcastic remarks across. (Good news it’s an overestimate though.)

SgtM

Do what you do in your bedroom,IDK, just do not shove it down my face. My wife and I hold hands etc but I do not put a dog collar on her and walk around in a pink tutu. You made yourselves the freaks, not me.

tshe

I vacuum clean while wearing a pink see-thru tutu – but I do it in the privacy of my own home and I don’t hurt anybody.

Whoops, did I share too much?

Messkit

A movie that caters to less than 2% of the population, and garners less than 2% of income.

This is supposed to be a surprise?

The Stranger

Math is hard for leftists. Want proof? Look at their economic theories.

Prior Service

Statistically even the fruitcakes rejected it. If they had shown up it would have made money. They didn’t. It tanked. Simple: nobody wants to see that junk.

Anonymous

Oh, jeez… This just in: Velma on Scooby Do is officially a lesbian (no word if Fred will come out of the closet yet).
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/velma-officially-lesbian-scooby-doo-154250309.html

E-4 Mafia For Life

We all knew Bert and Ernie were life partners…

Skivvy Stacker

Gets pissed off at people not seeing his movie after telling people not to see his movie.
Yep. He’s a liberal.

The Stranger

Yep, using classic Larsian logic.

E-4 Mafia For Life

Gays and token ethnics seem to be requisite for all TV shows and lots of movies.
All TV shows: 1 gay, 1 black, 1 Latino, 1 smart Asian (who is either weak or sarcastic), 1 castrated self-hating white male and some ugly white women. Oh, and some are “body positive.”
And finally, Disney and The Hallmark Channel caved in and attempting to normalize the presentation and behavior of like 5% of the population… or 95% of Hollywood…
No loss on the Hallmark or Lifetime channel. Those have only 3 basic plots.
Man cheats on woman. Woman finds perfect man. Ex is sad and didn’t know what he had.
Woman is being passed over for promotion but rises up and lives well.
All stories happen during Christmas season.

timactual

“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.”

There are lots of movies, even ones with glowing reviews, that I have never seen, and don’t plan to. Get over yourself, Billy, you and your friends just ain’t that special. Don’t hate you or love you, just don’t care.