An article about bears, in which they don’t speak with a single bear. I wasn’t aware that filmmaker John Waters was considered such an expert on bear culture, he of the pencil-thin moustache. But he seems to be the go-to guy for the entire article.
Waters: “I’m for [bears] because they have a sense of humor. They’re not muscle Marys. They’re faux–blue collar. Their fag hags are called ‘goldilocks.’ Every group has to fetishize itself. This one caught on because most people look like this. My generation has to eroticize everything. There’ll be back rooms at old-age homes.”
Grizzly Men [new york magazine]