Bros, a long-overdue LGBTQ studio rom-com, flopped upon its theatrical release with a reported box office of under $5 million. The film’s estimated $4.8 million was good enough for a fourth place finish at the box office. It will land on Peacock in just under 45 days from now where it is sure to find an audience. Unfortunately, the film’s box office performance is not good for the future of LGBTQ-centric movies being released by…"Bros Flops As Comedies Continue Box Office Struggle"
The release of Happiest Season on Hulu has led to a stir of debates but this critic is done with the trope of not being out to family in films. Where are the films about being out and having an accepting family? Why is it that the biggest LGBTQ rom-com this year forces a love interest into the closet? There are other ways of presenting LGBTQ rom-coms but shoving someone into the closet isn’t it. …"Happiest Season: The Not-Out-To-Family Trope"
Happiest Season, featuring a star-studded cast, is the first major LGBTQ studio romantic comedy to be set during the holiday season. There are not that many LGBTQ studio comedies let alone many films set during the holidays. Jenna Laurenzo’s Thanksgiving-set Lez Bomb is among the few films out there. All you have to do is change the holiday but the gist of the film basically remains the same. Kid brings girlfriend home for the holiday…"Happiest Season: A LGBTQ Holiday Rom-Com"