Entries in bears (9)
Well, it won some prizes at OutFest in L.A. this year, and the production values look pretty high. But if you're not into hairy fat guys kissing, we don't necessarily recommend watching this trailer for Bear City, a new movie coming soon to a gay ghetto indie cinema (or Netflix queue) near you. Hey, the bears deserve their own round of shitty gay rom-coms, right? We're actually surprised it took this long. [via JoeMyGod, natch]
Via Next Mag and photographer Joe Oppedisano we get these shots of bears frolicking around the Meatpacking District last weekend, in a part of town that was once a whole lot gayer, cruisier, and dirtier than the douchey playground it's become in recent years. For the record, if bears all looked like this guy, we'd have no problem joining their ranks. But a fairer representation of the crowd follows post-jump.
Le Fag caught wind of Walter van Beirendonck and his Spring/Summer 2010 collection "Wonderfur" back in December, via bear blogger Joe.My.God. He showed in Paris, and he brought the collection to the U.S. for the first time this past weekend for a runway show at the Berkeley Art Museum. All the bears in the Bay Area seemed to be there, as did a collection of fashionistas who wanted to pay their respects. It's not often that someone who shows in Paris makes a stopoff in Berkeley (or San Francisco) for that matter, so the crowd was notably excited. A few dozen looks later, everyone leapt to their feet with joy, and bears everywhere should feel a twinge of pride that one of their own is designing clothes just for them, even if some of them are a little goofy. The brightly colored flight suits are growing us. In fact, we want one.
Click here to see a full gallery of the scene outside and inside the May 9th show.
Should we have heard of fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck before? He appears to have been in business a couple of years, creating some kooky fashions, not just for bears, with collections called "Sexclown" and "eXplicit." This week he unveils his Spring/Summer 2010 line called Wonderfu®, which features some arguably fugly shit for the bear set. Sure, the one-piece flight suits are sort of hot, but we're mostly just sharing this video (after the jump) because we assume you'll enjoy the muscle bear underwear models at the end. [JoeMyGod]
We love it when bears/otters fag out and make YouTube lip-sync videos, Fire Island-style. In this case, the tune is Glee's version of "I Say a Little Prayer," and the trio calls themselves The Full Silkwood. They hail from San Francisco, and we'll be sure to keep you updated as their lip sync careers take off on the bear circuit.
In a week that saw the death of The Hose and SF punk-drag party Charlie Horse, we're hesitant to break the news that the world's most famous (and only?) all-bear, Dutch dance music quartet, Bearforce1, has broken up. We can almost hear bearish blogger Joe.My.God. weeping as he delivered the news (via another bear site, Bearotic). Don't get us wrong: their music was total shit. But wow... their Christmas video really added something special to our lives. Above, their first and only real hit, called "Bearforce 1," in which they break into a cover of "Mighty Real," among other things. After the jump, in memoriam, a picture of the boys in all their hairy chested glory.