Befriending Leathermen

I randomly came across this piece about the NYC Eagle and wanted to share with all of you.  Made in 2007 (the year Rick held the title of Mr. Eagle), the short documentary explores New York’s leather bar and is guided by gear fashion expert, Christophe, Mr Eagle 2006.  The filmmaker is a super awkward nerd, but also a good journalist who experiences and examines the Eagle with an open mind (and I know deep down inside he is thrilled by the explicit overtones of the scene).

Seeing nerdy journalist guy put on gear and a ball-stretcher, get a haircut from Jake the Barber, and dare to enter the upstairs bathroom (where naughty things have been known to happen) is heartwarming and adorable.  I also love that this little piece of the Eagle is preserved on film and shows how welcoming leathermen can be to those curious about our ways.

Watch and enjoy!

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3 Responses to Befriending Leathermen

  1. Buzz says:

    The youtube link says the video has been removed. Any idea where else one can find it? Thanks
    hardbuzzz@hotmail.com

    • becomingmreagle says:

      Not sure why but the video got taken down. I’ve searched for it all over but haven’t been able to find it.

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