Pedro (Jose Luis Garcia-Perez) is an attractive homosexual dentist who lives a sexually active lifestyle. He offers to take care of his 9 year-old nephew Bernardo (David Castillo) for two weeks while the child's mother, Pedro's older sister Violeta (Elvira Lindo), goes off to India with her latest "hippie" boyfriend. Pedro modifies his sexual behavior and lifestyle, but quickly finds out that Bernardo is accepting of his homosexuality; he loves him for who he is. When Violeta suddenly becomes detained in India for illegal trafficking, Pedro finds himself the boy's caretaker and must face the challenges of raising a child. As the relationship between uncle and nephew gradually becomes tighter through real love, friendship and affection, Violeta's estranged mother, Dona Teresa (Empar Ferrer), arrives to reclaim the grandson she hardly knows. But as she finds out more about Pedro's life, Dona Teresa believes that the upbringing of a child should not be left in the hands of a homosexual. Soon a battle ensues, and against all odds Pedro and Bernando prove the meaning of 'real family', loyalty and above all, love. Directed with startling honesty and sensitivity, Miguel Albaladejo's BEAR CUB is also a sweet and sexy charmer that has astounded audiences with its honest and real depiction of life for the modern day gay man.