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BearCity (2010)

 |  Comedy  |  11 June 2010 (USA)
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Set in New York's gay "bear" scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise "Sex and the City," BearCity follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Kevin E. Smith ...
Santa (as Rockstar)
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Tyler
Carlos Abrieu ...
Computer Bear
Ross Rogers ...
Computer Bear's Boyfriend
Arthur H. Morgan ...
Construction Bear One
Oscar Maurosa ...
Construction Bear Two
Andrew McCormick ...
Finance Bear
Daniel Browne ...
Times Square Bear One
Jonathan Gati ...
Times Square Bear Two
Justin Ciambra ...
Dog Walker Bear
Paul Siljee Jr. ...
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Amy
Robbyne Kaamil ...
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Phillip S.R. Allison ...
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Set in New York's gay "bear" scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise "Sex and the City," BearCity follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps, emotionally sweet yet lusty romantic encounters and a cast of colorful, diverse characters as they gear up for a big party weekend. Written by Lawrence Ferber

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$5,980 (USA) (22 October 2010)

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$5,980 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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The DVD includes two Easter eggs: a deleted scene and an interview shot during production. See more »

Quotes

Polar Bear: Can I get some service over here?
Brent: Shut up, ya polar Bear!
[to Tyler]
Brent: I better go tend to her before she goes extinct.
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Bears Came Before Razor Blades!
25 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This lovely movie explores bear and gay culture marbled with both reality and surreality, and sentimentality with catty jokes, all on a non-political island of sexy bearish joy.

The appeal of this independent movie was evident as it circled the globe in LGBT film festivals, getting awards, and sending huge theaters full of bears into knowing smiles, giggles, and LOLs -- I heard even more jokes watching the DVD because laughter from live audiences drowned many of them out! BearCity's charm comes from Doug Langway's cobbling together of strong professional talent with very real and yummy non-professional bears.

Gay bears are a new subject for romantic comedy feature films. In many ways fictional stories can be more realistic than documentaries; BearCity was inspired by real events and people.

"The Bear Movement" is to me more a "re-emergence" against social pressure to shave, look civilized, and young -- a re-emergence driven by the just plain hotness of masculine hairy men -- that attraction just can't be kept under control for more than a few decades in a row. Judging from how similar California bears are to Brazilian bears are to Turkish bears are to English bears, it has enormous and wide-spread gay appeal and genetic talent that many ladies seem to enjoy too.

Bear appreciation is, as are most things, based on personal taste. If you see a table full of bears in a restaurant and need to ask what a bear is, you'll never understand. Weight, masculinity, body hair, whiskers, muscle, shaved heads, flattops, etc. are all part of the list of bear features each bear and chaser puts in their own order of "woofiness". Why do bears woof? Because they like to, and they also like to growl. Grouch Marx woofs wolfishly at a woman in one of his movies. Again, can't be explained. Why do bears make so many bear puns? A bear is a visual pun at its core, and human bears have a spiritual parallel to ursine bears as well.

And if you watch the trailer on YouTube with a cold heart and loins, no worries, bears just aren't your sexual taste. Most entertainment is aimed at non-fans -- this is only the first feature-length fiction about bears. If BearCity touches you in one or more places, no amount of ursine puns or situational silliness will spoil your enjoyment of it. Bears like a good laugh, drink, meal, cruise, seduction, romance, dance, drive, swim, nap, etc., and have given up trying to make non-fans comfortable with them!

The DVD's commentary, documentary, and photo gallery add to your appreciation of what went into making BearCity.

I can't wait for the sequel!


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