Mr. Leather is an unforgettable journey into the
lives of today’s leathermen and the exciting, sexy and
hilarious world of Leather Contests. It is a touching, never
before seen view of an underground gay lifestyle that is as
funny as it is inspiring. From home, to work, to the bars,
to the sex shop we follow the nine contestants to see who
will be crowned the next Mr. Los Angeles Leather.
Mr. Leather tells the story behind the 2003 Mr.
LA Leather Contest, the largest leather gathering on the West
Coast. We follow the hopeful contestants from their local
feeder contest victories all the way to the final showdown
in front of thousands of Leathermen from all over the world.
We meet some of the Leather Worlds’
leading experts; from authors and psychologists, to doctors
and police officers. They help explain the appeal of this
mysterious and largely hidden community.
The documentary takes the audience deep into
the lives of the contestants as they reveal everything from
the most intimate to the most mundane facets of this little
understood lifestyle. We see the motivations and aspirations
which make these men seek the glory of being crowned by their
We witness the spectrum of sexual fetishes,
the love of leather and kink, and the appeal of this subculture.
Each man is different and we see the variety of lifestyles
which are embodied in our 9 contestants.
As the final contest looms the tension mounts.
They study leather history, practice their speeches, make
last minute purchases agonizing over their outfits and strategy.
They are as varied as nine men could be, but they all strap
on their jock straps and leather chaps, step up onto the stage
and compete for the title of Mr. Leather.