As a writer, one of the first things you learn is “Write what you know” and the bear culture is something all three of us, me, Ben and Joe have been a part of for years. We all initially identified with it because “bears” don’t necessarily fit into the stereotype of what a lot of people picture when they think “gay men.” I personally love the bear community because it upends expectations. And it reinforces the fact that gay men come in all shapes, sizes and colors. When we decided to do a web series, we were having cocktails in my hot tub in Palm Springs, and we knew we wanted to do a show about bears for the community, never expecting it to take off like it did. It wasn’t a conscious decision to highlight the bear culture for a larger audience. That wasn’t our goal. We just wanted to do something bears could identify with and laugh at. But we’re thrilled at the reception outside the community.
As for this season, a press release provides a breakdown of what fans can expect:
Season 3 follows the exploits of three gay bear roommates living together in Los Angeles, as they attempt to solve a string of murders involving young porn studio models. The season consists of 22 seven-minute episodes, with new episodes posted every Monday and Thursday. Season 3 is a romp through L.A.’s trendy neighborhood of Silver Lake, and eventually reaches its climax in the first-class cabin of a jumbo jet!
I was a little late when I first heard about ‘the Outs,’ but after a few nights of impatiently waiting for by boyfriend to come home, we managed to watch the entire series and it was all fantastic. The Outs, a youtube video series, spans drama and comedy with an incredibly modern hipster edge. It [...]