A few weeks ago it was confirmed that after some hints and homoeroticism in Bad Neighbours (known simply as Neighbors in the US), Dave Franco’s character, Pete, was going to be an out and proud gay man in the sequel. He’s also getting engaged, and if you haven’t seen it yet, a new clip shows a rather sweet set-up where the frat boys get together to make the proposal a special occasion.
In regard to the decision to allow Peter to come out and get engaged, director Nicholas Stoller has said, “Clearly, we’re playing with the homoerotic tension there [with the relationship between Pete and his frat brother Teddy (Zac Efron)], and I was like, ‘He should just be gay.’ Then in this one, it came up again. [Co-writer] Evan Goldberg brought it up, and he said, ‘I think he should be gay, and part of [his arc] should be the proposal.’ It was kind of all of us coming to the same conclusion.”
Take a look at the sweet clip below. Bad Neighbours 2 is in cinemas now. [Read more…]