A BIG GAY HAIRY HIT! WHERE THE BEARS ARE: THE DOCUMENTARY
EDUARDO AQUINO | USA | 2023 | 91 MIN | ENGLISH
The hilarious and touching documentary, A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are tells the story of how three older, gay, “bears” working in Hollywood, tired of having their gay-themed ideas rejected by the mainstream, decided to self-produce their own web series.
Against all odds, the comedy series, Where The Bears Are, featuring three bear roommates like The Golden Girls solving crimes à la Murder, She Wrote, became a sensation online and one of the most successful web shows of all time. A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are: The Documentary takes a deep dive into the series, featuring new interviews with the cast and crew and lots of classic clips from the show. It examines ageism, body-shaming, sex-positivity, the creative process, friendship and community and how a show catering to a subset of the gay community, never expected to last beyond its first season, shocked its creators (and just about everyone else) by becoming an international phenomenon.