Bearcity (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Andy Webster
New York Times

Of the crop of gay-centered features from TLA Releasing...the romantic dramedy BearCity certainly shows the most complexity.

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Beth Greenfield
Time Out

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.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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...

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Sarah Boslaugh

...Sex in the City meets Queer as Folk in New York City's bear scene.

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Adam Lippe

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.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Eventually buckles under the weight of affable but unfunny camp.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

There's probably an audience for this literally fuzzy slice of gay life, but as Sam Goldwyn was wont to say, include me out.

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