As a bear, seeing pure bear representation on mainstream television is slim to nonexistent. The reasons behind this exclusionary travesty are plentiful. For starters, people in Hollywood don't know what a ‘bear community' is. Yes, they know the look and maybe a basic amount of our terms, but they don't know our strife, or humor, or our creativity. Secondly, Hollywood tends to follow a sort of basic gay aesthetic with many gay series on TV like Noah's Ark, Queer As Folk, Will & Grace, etc... Don't get me wrong. I adore all the series listed. They paved the way for the explosion of gay content today, but they represented the generic portion of the community, showing the aesthetic of twinks, toned men, and maybe a muscle stud or two. They didn't describe, or rather celebrate, me or many chubby, hairy, bearded bears watching. Which brings me to my last reason: Marketability. Even though it is 2020, the year of our bear lord, the culture and Hollywood still don't see big gay men as sex symbols, at least not well enough for them to carry their own series or narrative. They are so set in their ways of thinking that it is hard for them to take a chance on a gay bear project. However, if Hollywood wouldn’t give us an opportunity, the Internet would with web series, which was where I caught my first glimpse of a TV series catering to the gay bear subculture.
I can remember when I learned of Michael Clarke Duncan's death. I didn't follow celebrities, but I couldn't pretend that his death didn't affect me. I was hurt. I actually cared about a person who I never met and would never know. I started digging to find out as much as I could about this man. I actually started to feel grateful the celebrity gossip rags for bringing all this information to me. For the first time I understood the obsession that is People and Us magazine. I often ridiculed them, but now I was turning to their reporting to learn everything I could about this man.
Maybe it's because there aren't many celebrities like Duncan that I never formed any attachments to movie stars before. I'm obviously into big guys and the media just wasn't offering up the people that interested me.
Singing is a talent not many people can do, however singing from the soul is a unique trait you can't fake and Markus "Aurelyus" Jackman has that trait in spades. When i first heard him sing it gave me chills, the runs, the power, and the ability to suck you into his world are wondrous. If you are looking for a new artist you can vibe to then Markus is your bear.
in this interview, Markus discusses his ideal perfect day, his battle with loving himself, and his upcoming music projects
Ever since Tumblr made their big announcement to "Delete" adult content of there site, the flood of explicit content to twitter was overwhelming, many creators planted roots and started posting there content again with no hesitation. with this explosion of new people, I came across a sexy looking bear if i can say so myself, and this bear is Beefy Bear 6 a well-built bear that posts himself on occasion showing what he is working with so if you trust my Bear Black Book opinion go check him out and enjoy this content.
Music is the heart and soul of our community; a channel to express ourselves and to create our little atmosphere of memory and emotions. So let me add to your playlist world with Jay Light, a Black Bear artist who is an awesome house and hip-hop artist and has been making his name in the music scene for years now. Known for his hits including ‘Sex Tape,’ ‘Run! featuring EarthTone & JwIB.m,’ as well as ‘Cloud 9,’ Jay has proven if you want to do what you love you have to take a chance.
In this interview with Jay Light, he discusses his new upcoming album, how the pandemic affected his creative process, his feelings on gay artists in the music industry, and much more. Click the link below for a good read:
People will always need to feel seen and appreciated , representation in media goes a long way in fulfilling that need especially for melinated chubby men.Chris Grafton is a person that has made strides in uplifting People of color with his amazing pin-up art. Primarily Showcasing Large men of color. Chris truly has an eye for showing the world that black big boy kings can be sexy and desirable. Chris’ eye for color and attention to detail is incredible!
In this interview with Chris Grafton he talks about knowing your worth as an artist, what does the term bear mean to him, and how his passion for art started
Gay Bear art and artist are becoming more prevalent in our media consumption through social platforms like deviant art, Rule 34, Twitter, and Tumblr. as more attention unfolds on the bara genre, we will soon see a new wave of content, and Don Chooi with his art brand D. CHOOI doodles he will be the one who helps pushes the bara media forward.
In this interview with Don Chooi we get to know his thoughts on New Zealand Bear Scene, His Coming Out Story and his passion for art.
When you think of great creative, high-quality bear content, Monstercub aka Hunter Scott is one of the best . Hunter has been in the industry for several years modeling, performing, creating, producing, directing as well as collaborating with well-known bear companies, in this interview i ask Hunter Scott about his first time on set, his coming out story and what makes him happy. To know the answer to these question and more check out the interview below
Guess what, Tony Banks aka Jay Light is back again but this time he is collaborating with well renown Dj Cozmic Cat to bring you a brand new music video that will have you moving and grooving
A couple of months ago, American Eagle Outfitters had customers and critics thinking they decided to show more of variety in their model selection by showing men of all shapes and curves modeling their new vibrant underwear. Sadly this wonderful idea was an April Fool's joke that enraged so many people and their reasons for the outrage were, and still are, valid.
People, including the bear community, were so happy to see bigger men finally included in a mogul fashion store like American Eagle and to see that it was a joke was not cute at all. But their message of male body positivity reigns true. As men of the plump nature, we don't have too many outlets telling us that we should embrace our bodies and a six pack is not everyone's symbol of beauty.
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