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BONUS FEATURES: Additional extended interviews with Kevin Smith (Clerks), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar), Outtakes, Original Theatrical Trailer and more (special features are subject to change)
Top Customer Reviews
I was happy to see it available for streaming, though the DVD/blu-ray release is still not set. I found the film to be a charming, light-hearted look at the bear community, & it really did a good job at taking some of the stigma of being large & hairy within the broader gay community. It was nice to see the local groups creating strong bonds amongst each other, as well as the larger events that brought international crowds. It was also nice to hear the stories of so many people who looked at themselves as outcasts from whichever society they were trying to fit in, who became immediately embraced & accepted when they found their true proper group, where they were free to be themselves without judgement. In the end, that's what most people want, & I thought that Malcolm did a good job of capturing that feeling.
Directed by Malcolm Ingram. Executive Producer, Kevin Smith.
What is a bear? For many of us "baby boomers", the first bear we saw was "Smokey The Bear", Yogi Bear or Boo-Boo Bear. Then we saw "Grizzly Adams" played by Dan Haggerty. Well, now that we are an adult, the word "bear" has a different meaning, especially in the gay community. A "Bear" means a large, hairy gay man. He can be well-muscular and fit. Broad shoulders with beard and mustache, hairy chest and well you know.
But the man can also be a "chubby" or a "cubby". The hairy man can also have a belly. He could also be a short man with broad shoulders.
You have to be careful out there when looking for a bear or a cub because the man can be straight and arrow, like Kevin Smith who is straight and married. he has a wife.
But you don't have to go by my description, I have to keep it clean here.
This documentary will describe to you what a bear-man is in the privacy of your bedroom and many gay men are interviewed. Most of the men interviewed or seen do not reveal their name, but some are given a special thank you in the end credits. Also discussed is how and where to meet a gay bear.
Comedian, Tracy Morgan (also straight) is interviewed briefly.
Filmed in Chicago, Illinois. Toronto and Grimsby Ontario, Canada. Las Vegas, Nevada. London, England UK.
Some nudity, but nothing revealing.
Bonus: Extended Interviews with Kevin Smith (31 mins), Tracy Morgan (54 seconds), Bob Mould (20 mins).
Original Theatrical Trailer.
Also available from Kino Lorber: trailers of El Bolli (2011), Littlerock (2010).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not for every audience. The film could have explored more, but I am sure funds available was a deciding factor. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike Packard
I was highly disappointed I had no choice to put a star If I had the choice I would not put no star but this was the worst DVD ever it should have never been made
So for those... Read more
Kevin Smith will go where no other producer will go, it was very informative!Published 11 months ago by jo jo from baltimore
Nice peek into the bear world. Not super insightful but very informative about what it is to be a bear and how bears relate. Nice gift for the uninitiated or the outsider...Published 13 months ago by Raul Ricardo Gallo Calvo
Must see this if youre into bears and the community, even if you're not its informative..check it out..Published 15 months ago by randall Richardson
Well done, Malcom Ingram... I found this documentary to be insightful, funny, and poignant. My only criticism would be to expand the scope of the film - to include more interviews... Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. Paff
What a waste of time and money. More like a few guys talking about hairy guys. Big deal.Published 19 months ago by johnnyphoenix