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It's summer in New York City, and the neighborhood bears are coming out of hibernation. A group of friends is getting ready for the annual week-long celebration of all things bear, but plans keep getting turned upside down. BearCity is Queer As Folk meets Sex in the City - only with more hair and tons of hot bear-on-bear action! Closet cub Tyler fantasizes about stuffing Santa's stocking and finding a Daddy bear to do more than cuddle. But as he dives into the bear community, he finds that it can be hard for a hairless guy to get some fuzzy loving. Scene stealers Brent and Fred are the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Of the crop of gay-centered features from TLA Releasing...the romantic dramedy BearCity certainly shows the most complexity."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Despite a schmaltzy original score and some clunky direction, the film's well-portrayed characters and spot-on depiction of the scene make this a pleasant enough romp."
‑ Beth Greenfield, Time Out New York
"Enjoyable. The script...features nice, authentic repartee among the guys but can't quite decide whether to show the bear lifestyle as wholesome or debauched."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"A film which is part coming out story, part romcom, and utterly uninspired throughout."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Douglas Langway's middling comedy is sort of a Sex and the City for big, hirsute gay guys and the younger cubs who fancy them..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...Sex in the City meets Queer as Folk in New York City's bear scene."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"With its voyeuristic gawking of faintly explicit sexual acts in a dark club setting, BearCity has more in common with William Friedkin's Cruising (made in 1980) than an upbeat modern film should."
‑ Adam Lippe,
"Eventually buckles under the weight of affable but unfunny camp."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Director Douglas Langway is aware that while bear-ness could be seen as a response to a culture obsessed with gender-conformant and hairless young bodies, it can also be a rather unoriginal one."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"There's probably an audience for this literally fuzzy slice of gay life, but as Sam Goldwyn was wont to say, include me out."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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