Documentary on Bears?

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    May 22, 2011 8:38 AM GMT
    BearWorld, a documentary film on the international bear subculture, is coming in 2012.

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    May 22, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    Well no movie theatre will be getting my money for that one!
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    May 22, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    What a crappy trailer...
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    May 22, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidWhat a crappy trailer...

    ^^^ THIS ^^^
    Though I don't know that the word "crappy" is quite strong enough.
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    May 22, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    I actually envy bears. If I was more secure, I'd probably just say fuck it all, gain fifty pounds and find someone to hibernate with.
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    May 22, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    Don_Guerrilla_de_Sodom saidI actually envy bears. If I was more secure, I'd probably just say fuck it all, gain fifty pounds and find someone to hibernate with.


    Haha! What an amazing line =P
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    May 22, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    serioushat saidBearWorld, a documentary film on the international bear subculture, is coming in 2012.
    This is gonna be interesting. Hope it plays locally.



    An interesting "concept", but honestly one of the worst trailers I've ever seen.

    You might like this one! It opened at Seattle Gay Film Fest last year:

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    May 22, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Sooo..erm... Do bears have to be muscular as well as beefy by definition or can anybody overweight jump on the bandwagon now? Strange...=s

    The trailer for Bear cCty looks good, althouth BearWorld looks like a failed home made video. (sigh)

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    May 22, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    _SAGE_ saidSooo..erm... Do bears have to be muscular as well as beefy by definition or can anybody overweight jump on the bandwagon now? Strange...=s
    Originally bear was a term reserved for a guy who had a lot of muscle, but no definition and had hair. Now, guys with bigger tits than girls are being considered bears and even hairless guys are being called bears. It's gross.



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    May 22, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    _SAGE_ saidSooo..erm... Do bears have to be muscular as well as beefy by definition or can anybody overweight jump on the bandwagon now? Strange...=s
    Originally bear was a term reserved for a guy who had a lot of muscle, but no definition and had hair. Now, guys with bigger tits than girls are being considered bears and even hairless guys are being called bears. It's gross.


    *sigh* True.

    Still...whenever we segregate ourselves in any way, don't we reject the idea of belonging to that big ghetto called "guys", which I thought was part of the reason for coming out, to be less segmented? Just being a guy who loves guys. I realize that's my gig, and I'm not trying to impose it, I'm just reflecting my own opinion.
    I believe that having some social identity is very important for most people. Whether it's "I'm a Bear" or "I'm Latino" or "I'm a New Yorker", in one way or another people need a way to contextualize themselves. Even "I'm not like anyone else, I'm an individualist" is a way of sorting yourself from the crowd. What the gay community has done is tried to be inclusive to the point of the ridiculous, and so everybody is on somebody's bandwagon, and things have gotten very muddy, as a result. That means we have some sometimes unhealthy, sometimes (not always) unhappy folks who have claimed an identity that isn't entirely accurate, so things start to lose meaning. I don't think bears nowadays are really anything much more than big hairy dudes. Their 'zoological' subsets have gotten ridiculous, but mostly because the broader the spectrum of big hairy dudes has become, the greater the need to be seen as an 'individual' rather than part of the big hirsute soup. Thus 'cubs' 'otters' 'polar bears' 'muscle bears' 'leather bears' etc. I feel like somebody needs to do a whole anthropological chart, or a 'see and say' where you can point the dial to a picture of some gay stereotype and hear it's mating call "I'm a daddy bear....Grrrrrr!"

    But, afterall, here we are in a self-selected community of 'real jocks', so who the fuck am I to say.

    Anway, back to the OP's point, the first trailer is pathetically hyperbolic and really just about a hairy, overweight guy justifying his theory that hairy fat gay guys are making the world a more accepting and loving place. May be, but it still seems a little reaching (and speaking as a native of Central Florida...lumping Orlando in with London and Madrid is like lumping Rebecca Black in with Mariah Carey and Annie Lennox).

    The Bear City film seems more to the point, and essentially a very sweet story that doesn't pretend to define things so broadly. But that's the difference between good fiction and bad documentary.
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    May 22, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    I'll confess I don't understand what the "Bear" culture is all about.
    Are they trying to get/stay fat because they're attracted to other fat guys?
    Or is it more like they happen to be fat (like most of America) and they're trying to make the best of it?
    If you're into fat guys, does that mean you try to get even fatter because that will make you "hotter?"

    And how is being fat a culture at all? Most straight people are fat, but that doesn't mean two random fat people have much in common. icon_confused.gif
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    May 22, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    Don_Guerrilla_de_Sodom saidI actually envy bears. If I was more secure, I'd probably just say fuck it all, gain fifty pounds and find someone to hibernate with.


    You'd make a cute cub icon_wink.gif
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    May 22, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    I don't think it means fat ass more beefy/muscular yet not ripped and waxed from head to toe, which is hot. The guy above that's jelly rolls and manboobs is not a bear

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    May 22, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Lots of types of bears. I like the muscly hairy types with meat on them.

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    When I say I want a masculine man I don't mean a retarded "str8 actin" homophobe. I mean a big slab of hairy meat <3
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    May 22, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    I have bear potential (see new main pic), but I'm shaving that shit off in about 30 minutes.
    Body hair sucks. icon_lol.gif
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    May 22, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    mayBbignow said



    Not necessarily Both examples are definitions of extreme
    There are bears who fit neither
    Besides chunkstud looks like this... is this way past going to the gym



    Well it's an enhanced photo meant for getting a point across admittedly...

    If some fat dude wants to shove donuts in his face and rationalize it saying he's a bear and it's a look he chooses fine... but there's a range you can argue, for trimmed bear, chubby bear, cub etc and then there's just plain obesity icon_redface.gif
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    May 22, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    This documentary should be retitled:

    "What overweight gay men are doing in their 40s now that they're no longer young and thin."

    But really it's good to have SOME perspective of what happens when you're older, besides dying from AIDS.
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    May 22, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    JB82 saidThis documentary should be retitled:

    "What overweight gay men are doing in their 40s now that they're no longer young and thin."

    But really it's good to have SOME perspective of what happens when you're older, besides dying from AIDS.
    Pfft...I'm 40 and have better abs than you, bitch. icon_razz.gif
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    May 23, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidLots of types of bears. I like the muscly hairy types with meat on them.

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    When I say I want a masculine man I don't mean a retarded "str8 actin" homophobe. I mean a big slab of hairy meat <3


    Everything about this is SO right. I think I just developed a crush on you.
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    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    if someone ever called me a bear.....I would kill them.........
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    May 23, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    dekiruman saidif someone ever called me a bear.....I would kill them.........


    you're not fuzzy enough =o
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    May 23, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Eh....most bears I've seen or met have been overweight to obese, with or without hair. I'm not saying that's bad, I'm just saying being a "bear" never meant being muscular and/or attractive.....that's why they have the moniker "muscle bear", "muscle cub", etc. If muscle was implied by the term "bear" there would be no need.

    I thought the bear community would be somewhat inclusive and welcoming, because they are supposed to be laid back "bros" and all that, but they are as judgmental as any uptight and fastidious guy at the club....only with different rules. No better, no worse, no big deal.

    If you want to see what a regular bear looks like log onto bear411.

    I guess I'm kind of amazed that even the older guys here think that the term "bear" automatically means someone that is sexually attractive....which is far from the case....just like any subgroup, i.e. twinks, etc.

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    May 23, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
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    JB82 saidThis documentary should be retitled:

    "What overweight gay men are doing in their 40s now that they're no longer young and thin."

    But really it's good to have SOME perspective of what happens when you're older, besides dying from AIDS.
    Pfft...I'm 40 and have better abs than you, bitch. icon_razz.gif


    I said overweight men in their 40s, not just any man in his 40s.
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    May 23, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Don_Guerrilla_de_Sodom saidI actually envy bears. If I was more secure, I'd probably just say fuck it all, gain fifty pounds and find someone to hibernate with.


    I'm always there for you babay cub. but I am not a bear, I hope.

    Nar long blond curly hair, who looks like a skeg (Sufi) does not fit.

    But I'm always there for you babay cub.
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    May 23, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    I hate the way they woof at me.