Luke Goss says he’s ‘sick of the ridicule’ after unintentionally hilarious Bros doc

Their rockumentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops had fans comparing the film to The Office, Spinal Tap and Alan Partridge.

And now Luke Goss, 50, has responded to the mockery he and his twin brother Matt have found themselves the subject of after their documentary aired over the festive period. 

The one-off followed the brothers as they prepared for their emotional sell-out reunion gig at London‘s O2 Arena, nearly 30 years after they last took to the stage together.

Candid: Luke Goss (pictured above) has responded to the mockery he and his twin brother Matt have found themselves the subject of after their documentary aired over the festive period

Candid: Luke Goss (pictured above) has responded to the mockery he and his twin brother Matt have found themselves the subject of after their documentary aired over the festive period

Candid: Luke Goss (pictured above) has responded to the mockery he and his twin brother Matt have found themselves the subject of after their documentary aired over the festive period

The film crew documented the siblings, who were the quintessential 80s boyband,  as they tried to repair their bond after a decade of minimal contact.

And while emotional in parts, the brothers’ unintentionally hilarious one liners, including Matt saying Stevie Wonder had inspired him not to be ‘superstitious’, have had viewers in stitches and made it a fan favourite for very different reasons than the reunion.

Speaking out about the jeering, Luke told The Times Weekend: ‘There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the p***… 

‘But if that’s their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I’m kinda sick of being ridiculed. I focus on the good people out there.’

'Ridicule': Speaking out about the jeering, Luke told The Times Weekend: 'There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the p***. 'But if that's their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I'm kinda sick of being ridiculed'

'Ridicule': Speaking out about the jeering, Luke told The Times Weekend: 'There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the p***. 'But if that's their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I'm kinda sick of being ridiculed'

‘Ridicule’: Speaking out about the jeering, Luke told The Times Weekend: ‘There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the p***. ‘But if that’s their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I’m kinda sick of being ridiculed’

Bond: They secured a multitude of top 10 hits including When Will I Be Famous?, I Owe You Nothing and Drop The Boy (pictured in 1990)

Bond: They secured a multitude of top 10 hits including When Will I Be Famous?, I Owe You Nothing and Drop The Boy (pictured in 1990)

Bond: They secured a multitude of top 10 hits including When Will I Be Famous?, I Owe You Nothing and Drop The Boy (pictured in 1990)

He concluded: ‘…Of course there are funny moments. We spoke passionately and spontaneously. We are working-class London boys. Our books weren’t books, they were record sleeves. I know what I said about Rome was funny. I’m not stupid.’

While Matt, who is based in Las Vegas, added that he’s ‘enjoying’ fans’ response to the documentary and said, ‘I’m laughing back at them too. Positively.’  

Their comments come as Christmas viewers went wild over their documentary, with fans rolling in the aisles over its absurd and hilarious one-liners. 

But with one liners about not being able to play conkers, the brothers likening themselves to rectangles that made up a fortress and Matt spelling out the word ‘Home’, the show quickly became a fan favourite for very different reasons than the reunion.

Playful: Although the reunion was the main crux of the show, the unexpected humour took centre-stage 

Playful: Although the reunion was the main crux of the show, the unexpected humour took centre-stage 

Playful: Although the reunion was the main crux of the show, the unexpected humour took centre-stage 

Better than The Office? Fans flocked to social media to praise the 'absurdly brilliant' documentary

Better than The Office? Fans flocked to social media to praise the 'absurdly brilliant' documentary

Better than The Office? Fans flocked to social media to praise the ‘absurdly brilliant’ documentary

Fans also took to social media to call it the real gem of the Christmas season’s holiday television and gush over the greatest moments of the show.

One saw Matt gesturing at a portrait of his dog, saying: ‘This is my best friend, Alfie, my bulldog – I had him painted, holding a pint of beer.’

While another classic clip showed Matt lamenting the loss of conkers as a school sport in the UK, saying: ‘Please can we start a petition as Bros for this ridiculous thing where you can’t even play conkers, you have to wear goggles. That is the biggest problem… You can’t play conkers in England’.

The documentary promised ‘a raw and emotional look into the aftermath of fame and the reconnection between two twins torn apart by their past’ while showing no-holds barred clips of the pair rowing and crying over the bond they used to share.

Banter: The documentary was initially watched by fewer than 250,000 viewers on BBC Four, but later became one of the festive season's most popular shows due to a viewing surge on BBC iPlayer

Banter: The documentary was initially watched by fewer than 250,000 viewers on BBC Four, but later became one of the festive season's most popular shows due to a viewing surge on BBC iPlayer

Banter: The documentary was initially watched by fewer than 250,000 viewers on BBC Four, but later became one of the festive season’s most popular shows due to a viewing surge on BBC iPlayer

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However, fans couldn’t help but compare the documentary to The Office and the hapless antics of salesman David Brent, especially when Matt spoke about their favourite toy growing up. 

Some fans even labelled the documentary the new ‘Spinal Tap’ after the infamous documentary spoofing heavy metal groups.

The documentary was initially watched by fewer than 250,000 viewers on BBC Four, but later became one of the festive season’s most popular shows due to a viewing surge on BBC iPlayer.

Conkers, rectangles and Stevie Wonder – The best one-liners from Bros: After The Screaming Stops  

‘Please can we start a petition as Bros for this ridiculous thing where you can’t even play conkers, you have to wear goggles. That is the biggest problem…You can’t play conkers in England’ – Matt Goss

‘This is my best friend, Alfie, my bulldog – I had him painted, holding a pint of beer’ – Matt Goss

‘The letters H.O.M.E. are so important because they personify the word home’ -Matt Goss

‘I’m a Londoner. Embankment. Big Ben. Cab drivers’ – Luke Goss

‘I made a conscious decision because of Stevie Wonder not to be superstitious’ – Matt Goss  

‘I was a rectangle and [Luke] was a rectangle and we made a square that became a fortress’ – Matt Goss​ 

‘Rome wasn’t built in a day. And f**k me that’s true… But we don’t have the time Rome had’ – Matt Goss 

‘The best toy we had growing up was a dart. No dart board, just a dart’ – Matt Goss

‘This is my cave area. I have crystals everywhere. Love a bit of chess, have a few glasses of scotch, have a long game of chess’ – Matt Goss 

‘I’m obsessed with the news, it ironically relaxes me, if I don’t see the news, I don’t feel informed, then I can’t go about my day properly. CNN is the thinking man’s reality show’ – Matt Goss 

The band won universal acclaim with their comeback concerts in London, but scrapped dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

The twins had not played together since 77,000 packed into Wembley Stadium on August 19, 1989.

The band, which inspired teenagers to wear bottle caps on their shoes, split up in 1992, amid in-fighting and debt.

Bros was the youngest band to ever headline Wembley Stadium and the twins’ debut album Push was 7x Platinum and number one in 20 countries, selling 10m copies.

Candid: The band won universal acclaim with their comeback concerts in London, but scrapped dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Birmingham

Candid: The band won universal acclaim with their comeback concerts in London, but scrapped dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Birmingham

Candid: The band won universal acclaim with their comeback concerts in London, but scrapped dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Birmingham

Despite their huge success, they faced financial ruin after being mismanaged, and founding member Craig Logan ended up suing for unpaid royalties

After they split up, Matt began his solo career in 1995 and since then has sold over 5 million albums, played a Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace and recently headlined Wembley Arena.

Meanwhile, Luke enjoyed an acting career in both film (Hellboy 2, Blade 2, The Man, Deathrace 2&3) and TV (Red Widow and Emmy award winning mini-series Frankenstein).

The film made its European debut at the London Film Festival on October 17 and released in selected cinemas on November 9. 

Popular: Bros was the youngest band to ever headline Wembley Stadium and the twins' debut album Push was 7x Platinum and number one in 20 countries, selling 10m copies (pictured in 1988 with member Craig Logan)

Popular: Bros was the youngest band to ever headline Wembley Stadium and the twins' debut album Push was 7x Platinum and number one in 20 countries, selling 10m copies (pictured in 1988 with member Craig Logan)

Popular: Bros was the youngest band to ever headline Wembley Stadium and the twins’ debut album Push was 7x Platinum and number one in 20 countries, selling 10m copies (pictured in 1988 with member Craig Logan)

 

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