Sunday, July 12, 2015

LGBT Movie Review: Bear City


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. 

My Review:

Now this is one refreshing, fun, and sexy movie! The synopsis sums up Bear City in a nutshell, but it's something much more. I felt like I was watching a movie that featured people I know or have known in the bear community. It showcases the bear community in a hilarious light as it also does in a serious one. The sex scenes are pretty hot and raw, but it's the relationships that really have the most punch. I bought every character, every scenario, and every relationship. It was so real to life, which made enjoying this film even more natural and instant. Is the acting the greatest? Not the worst, but not the best either. If anything, it's just...natural, like watching average guys on screen. Is there much of a plot? Not really. It has the feel of a sitcom or a TV series more than it does a movie, but that's okay. The most endearing quality about this movie most of all is that it doesn't pander to its audience, and it doesn't hinge on gay/bear stereotypes. It's true to life, in its many diversities. If you are familiar with the bear community and the bear world with all its colorful and wonderful muscle bears, daddies, cubs, otters, and much more, you'll feel at home, and also get a lot of chuckles out of it with its bear community innuendo and snarky jokes. If you aren't familiar with the scene, you'll still get something out of it. You'll learn, laugh, and have a good time. And get turned on. Seriously, this movie is HOT. All the men in this are sexy, proudly hairy, chubby, horny, and kinky, without apologies, which sums up the community at large (no pun intended there). And at the heart of it, there really is a sweet story and a lovely, positive message to be found in Bear City. I went into this movie with no expectations, but I'm sure blown away by this, and I hope you will too.

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