It turns out that while most gay-themed entertainment seems to revolve around twinks and muscle, it turns out there are plenty of people out there who want something a bit beefier and hairier. Although most web series don’t make it past Season 1, Where The Bears Are is gearing up for Season 6 – having already scored more than 23 million views for its first five seasons – and have launched a Kickstarter to help get it made.
The crowdfunding campaign is now open and runs until March 17th, 2017, hoping to raise $150,000. It’s already off to a great start, having raise almost $50,000 in just 24 hours! However, it still needs plenty of help and is offering some healthy rewards for those give a bit of cash.
In case you haven’t seen it before, Where The Bears Are is described as ‘”The Golden Girls” meets “Murder, She Wrote” with big, gay, hairy men’.
“This kind of representation is important because you’re just not going to see a show on network TV or cable about a bunch of big, hairy gay men in middle age,” co-creator Ben Zook told Huffpo. “It’s just not going to happen. Our show is unapologetically gay, and sexy and funny and the world needs a positive depiction of gay men loving, having sex and nurturing friendships – especially in today’s current political climate.”
In Season 6 the show, ‘will thrust our hairy heroes into yet another thrilling mystery surrounding the death of one of Nelson’s co-stars on his TV series, “Law and Order: MRU.” Meanwhile, Reggie’s true crime show on the Inquisitive Channel is moving up in the ratings, thanks mainly to his new co-host…famous serial killer, Cyril Bowers! Reggie also will find love this season with a wealthy business man. At the same time, Todd is busy at the agency trying to foil a possible assassination attempt of a foreign dignitary. And, Wood decides to expand his brand by getting back into the gay bear porn industry! If that weren’t enough, Det. Winters and Martinez open their own detective business and hire former boss, Captain Coley as their assistant!
‘Season 6 will feature the usual parade of hot, sexy, hairy men that fans adore, the hilarious comedy everyone expects from the show, and a nail-biting climax which has made the show a worldwide hit!’