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Bear Nation (2010)

 |  Documentary  |  2010 (USA)
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Malcolm Ingram introduces us to gay men who dig big dudes who are stockier and hairier than the airbrushed ideal served by up lifestyle magazines and underwear ads. From 'bear runs' - the ... See full summary »

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Malcolm Ingram introduces us to gay men who dig big dudes who are stockier and hairier than the airbrushed ideal served by up lifestyle magazines and underwear ads. From 'bear runs' - the circuit parties of the ursine - to men proudly accepting their own bodies (and the beer bellies the want to cuddle), Bear Nation proves love really does come in all shapes and sizes. Written by Outfest Film Festival

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A revelation
11 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a hetero female and had no idea these "bears" existed.

I admit I have been influenced by stereotypical thinking that many gay males are preoccupied with their appearance and want to look model-neat and -buff.

This documentary is an interesting work of advocacy for people who don't fit societal ideals of what looks good but still want -- and find -- relationships and love.

The courageous and open people interviewed in this film seem comfortable in their own skin and self-aware. Though a few are quite young, most are middle-aged and have attained a refreshing sense of self-acceptance.

I really liked this doc. It gives me hope that other marginalized groups - i.e., women with gray hair, a group to which I belong -- might also be viewed as worthy of attention and affection.


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