The Hairy Backstory of Ptown's Bear Week

8.13.2014

By Neal Broverman

The Fusion channel points its cameras on the bears of Provincetown.

It's Bear Week at the Fusion network, but they're not talking about actual grizzlies. The Millenial-skewing channel is taking a look at gay bears, that subset of LGBT culture where bodyhair and a certain fleshiness are fetishized.

Provincetown's annual Bear Week, a festival of brotherhood and partying, is a major boon to the tourist town of Provincetown, Mass., with bears dropping hundreds of thousands on hotel rooms, booze, and food. Fusion takes a look at how the once-sleepy fishy village became a haven for society's outsiders — initially artists and later gays and, specifically, bears. Click here to read about Bear Week's effect on Provincetown and watch Fusion's take on prepping for Bear Week below.

Tags: Provincetown
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