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2010 (USA) See more »
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Malcolm Ingram introduces us to gay men who dig big dudes who are stockier and hairier than the airbrushed... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A revelation See more (2 total) »

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Douglas Langway ... Himself

Directed by
Malcolm Ingram 
 
Produced by
Harvey Cohen .... executive producer
Malcolm Ingram .... producer
Nhaelan McMillan .... executive producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
 
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Frank Guidoccio 
 
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Greg Boas .... additional camera operator
Greg Boas .... camera operator
 
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Hardave Grewal .... colorist: on-line editor
 
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David Tysowski .... music supervisor
 

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A revelation, 11 October 2011
Author: evening1 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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