Kathy Najimy Heads for Bear City

By Trudy Ring

Originally published on Advocate.com July 20 2012 5:39 PM ET

When actress Kathy Najimy was asked to be part of a film about gay bears, she wondered if park rangers were discriminating against them or if Yogi and Gentle Ben wanted to get married — or so she tells talk-show host Chelsea Handler.

Actually, Najimy knows the bear subculture pretty well, as she indicates in this Chelsea Lately clip discussing Bear City 2: The Proposal, which is having its world premiere tonight at 8:30 at Los Angeles’s John Anson Ford Amphitheatre as part of Outfest. She portrays the tart-tongued owner of a Provincetown bed-and-breakfast hosting an altar-bound New York bear couple and their friends.

Also, check back to Advocate.com Monday for a blog by Bear City 2 star Gerald McCullouch. He’ll be posting for the week leading up to the film’s screenings at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre July 29.

Watch the video here.