I hope you had a cozy and fun holiday all you bear boys and their admirers. Since I was busy moving into my new digs last week, I didn’t do my usual review, so you get TWO this week! The first one is a DVD called BearCity! Think Sex in the City girls and give them one fur flying makeover! It’s a romantic comedy that gives you a pass into the tight knit group of NYC friends. They have it all, long term partners, muscle bears, twinkie bear chasers (yup they exist boys!), and a big ole “mama” bear. They all make a prime cut of movie beef. It has been blowing off the shelf, so snag a copy, as its good campy fun.
Directed by: Douglas Langway
Cast: Joe Conti, Gerald McCullouch, Brian Keane, Stephen Guarino, Alex Di Dio, Gregory Gunter, James Martinez, Sebastian La Cause, Christian Dante White, David Drake
Take the girls from “Sex and the City,” inject them with large amounts of testosterone, tape fur coats to their bodies and you have something almost as great as BearCity. In this quirky romantic comedy from director Douglas Langway (Raising Heroes) and co-writer Lawrence Ferber, viewers are given an insider pass to a burly, tight-knit group of New York City friends who are trying to make it through lifes twisted paths and loves absurdities without getting lost. When twinkie newbie and closet bear chaser Tyler (Joe Conti) joins the gang, he has no idea the impact his new friends will have on his life. Invited to move in with the group’s very own “Yogi and Boo Boo,” Fred (Brian Keane) and Brent (Stephen Guarino, “The Big Gay Sketch Show”), Tyler becomes a fast staple. As in any good romantic comedy, our hot young lead needs a love interest; insert Roger (Gerald McCullouch) the hot Casanova of muscle bears. The film oozes with sexual tension. It spills over with comic relief added by full-of-heart, “Mama-Bear” Michael (Gregory Gunter), BearCity is a prime cut of movie-beef. From society’s pressure to fit into a mold, to the trials and tribulations of a long-term relationship, rediscover the importance of true friendship in your life.
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