WE CAUGHT UP WITH DIRECTOR DOUG LANGWAY AND STARS BRIAN KEANE AND STEPHEN GUARINO IN NYC:
GO: Obvious question but as the spokesperson for the community… What is your definition of a “bear”?
DL: Well, I was told that a bear is two of three… Heavy, Hairy, Masculine. All three being the trifecta! 😉 Other people say it is a “state of mind”… a place of nurturing, self-acceptance and acceptance of others. For me its all of that wrapped around an idea that beauty is a wider concept than the mainstream would lead you to believe and this is a place to express that.
GO: Relationship was the core of BEARCITY. As the title suggests, gay marriage is the main theme in 2. Brian Keane, is this issue important to you?
BK: Obviously the struggle for civil rights is incredibly important to all of us, one of the interesting things that we explore in the new movie is; well, now that for many of us, we have the right to marry, is that what we actually want?
GO: Stephen Guarino, you created several shows, one being produced by Rosie O’Donnell. I even recognized you in “Shopaholic”, but only after your big gay hit BEARCITY. How has your life changed since 2010?
SG: Well I have been in a number of TV shows and movies, but its true my “fame” seems to come from either Happy Endings on ABC or BearCity and perhaps it is because on both of them I am playing a screaming bitter gay guy that you cannot ignore! I never thought an independent movie would be my ticket to glamour, but in fact BearCity ahs taken me to more parties, more countries, and given me more attention than anything on tv! I suppose this is because the bears are a well-organized and pretty well funded group that is very good to its members!
BearCity 2: The Proposal is screening September 18th through October 4th at the Cinema Village.