Released: Jun 01st, 2002
Running Time: 84
Director: Peter Romero
Company: Catalina Video
Cast: Mark Reed, Jim Slade, Scott Ramm, Buster, Steven Richards, Barry Barrett, Robert Black, Ben Archer
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Gay Specialty
Bear fans will probably find the anemically hirsute cast lacking the necessary physical qualities they desire.
Bear Chested opens with a ridiculous music video with the cast lip-synching and line dancing to a pop song, like a country/western version of a boy group. This has nothing to do with the plot of the tape, and only serves to obliterate the macho sensibility generally associated with bears. Granted, some of the cast members deserve the title of "Bear" including cover boy Barry Barrett and Robert Black, but most are poseurs. The plot revolves around an online contest to choose the sexiest bear, and one point when a contestant reveals his burly bush is downright laughable. Were it not trying to pass as a genuine Bear tape, Bear Chested would be fine.