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Matt Bomer stars as gay weatherman with an unlikely friend in new movie

Matt Bomer stars as gay weatherman with an unlikely friend in new movie

Matt Bomer in Papi Chulo

In the new movie Papi Chulo, gay actor Matt Bomer stars as a gay weatherman down on his luck. During this tough time, he makes an unexpected friend.

Written and directed by John Butler, Papi Chulo is a ‘darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship’ set against the backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles.

It follows Bomer’s character who has an on-air meltdown as a local weatherman following a break-up.

His characters takes his leave from work to focus on home improvement — and hires a Latino worker named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to help. Despite a language barrier, the pair bond in a touching and inherently human way.

This Butler’s third feature film. He previously wrote and directed Handsome Devil and The Bachelor Weekend, which starred Andrew Scott.

Bomer has recently played a string of high-profile gay characters. He had a role on Will & Grace and starred in the Broadway play The Boys in the Band, which he’s returning to for a Netflix movie adaptation.

He was also recently cast as a gay superhero in the DC TV series Doom Patrol.

Papi Chulo comes out in US theaters on 7 June.

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