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Bear Nation -- 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.


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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
Film Editing by
Frank Guidoccio 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Boas .... additional camera operator
Greg Boas .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Hardave Grewal .... colorist: on-line editor
Music Department
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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