Director Dan Hunt's documentary on the
gay bear community is set to have its premiere today on cable channel
Bear Run exposes the fabled urban polar
bear, cub, otter, and wolf. All playful nicknames given to describe
various body types found in the bear community.
“A bear run is a gathering of bears,”
Hunt tells Joe Solmonese and Mary Breslauer on XM Radio's The
And by following three bears as they
attend various bear runs, Bear Run gives the viewer an
intriguing look into the community.
Mikhael, a former trucker, is a
transgendered bear who is married to a woman. We get to know him and
his wife, Sylvia, in the movie.
“[Mikhael and Sylvia] are by far the
most compelling, most amazing people I've ever met,” Hunt says. “I
just had to tell their story.”
Louie is a young guy living in the
urban jungle, he considers himself a cub. And Mike is a black bear
in a relationship with John.
The film follows the men over a two
year span as they attend various bear runs – including Bear Albany,
International Bear Rendezvous, and Lazy Bear Weekend.
Hunt says he was drawn to the bear
community for their inclusive values of “celebrating your body the
way it is, and the notion of brotherhood.” He describes the
community – best known for bear hugs – as “fun and playful.”
Bear Run premieres on cable
channel Logo Saturday, August 2 at 8PM.
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