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BearCity (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 June 2010 (USA)
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 »


Douglas Langway (as Doug Langway)


Douglas Langway (as Doug Langway), Lawrence Ferber
3 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Di Dio ... Simon
Kevin E. Smith Kevin E. Smith ... Santa (as Rockstar)
Joe Conti ... Tyler
Carlos Abrieu Carlos Abrieu ... Computer Bear
Ross Rogers Ross Rogers ... Computer Bear's Boyfriend
Arthur H. Morgan Arthur H. Morgan ... Construction Bear One
Oscar Maurosa Oscar Maurosa ... Construction Bear Two
Andrew McCormick Andrew McCormick ... Finance Bear
Daniel Browne Daniel Browne ... Times Square Bear One
Jonathan Gati Jonathan Gati ... Times Square Bear Two
Justin Ciambra Justin Ciambra ... Dog Walker Bear
Paul Siljee Jr. Paul Siljee Jr. ... Auditioning Actor
Ashlie Atkinson ... Amy
Robbyne Kaamil Robbyne Kaamil ... Receptionist
Phillip S.R. Allison Phillip S.R. Allison ... Director (as Phillip Allison)


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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Romance can be hairy


Comedy | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The DVD includes two Easter eggs: a deleted scene and an interview shot during production. See more »


In the bowling scene when Tyler is attempting to pick up the split, as the ball goes down the alley the scene is first in slow motion and then in regular motion. As the ball reaches the pins and the film changes from slow to regular, the ball jumps back a couple of feet. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

Just before the closing credits are complete, we can see one more scene. See more »


Featured in Out of the Woods: The Making of Bear City (2010) See more »


It Was A Dance
Written and Performed by Shannon Grady
Courtesy of Shannon Grady
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Bears Came Before Razor Blades!
25 October 2010 | by deanmorris_nycSee 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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Release Date:

11 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,980, 24 October 2010

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