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About the Movie
Approaching a community filled with so many rumors and misconceptions is no easy task. Fursonas director Dominic Rodriguez is not without his own biases, but instead of attempting to deny this fact, he faces it head on, unafraid to be shot down by his subjects. Fursonas is a whistleblower film that oscillates between the fantastic and the unusual, with moments of awe and wonder slapped against harsh reality. The audience can delight in infiltrating the fun and sometimes-dark secrets of an escapist group. Whether or not you’ve heard of furry fandom, this documentary transcends its bizarre premise to tell a universal story of identity and community. Like a small town in Middle America, you’ll find friends in the most unusual places and unexpected enemies around every corner. Unlike a small town in Middle America, you’ll find furries.
I dislike furries...
But its something that people just dont understand and just let it slide. I really dont care. Oh and the movie is kinda good i guess...
A Total Hatchet Job
This documentary has practically nothing to do with “fursonas” as a concept. Instead, it focuses primarily on fursuiters, with a huge emphasis on “Boomer the Dog”, and lots of cuts to Samuel Conway, aka Uncle Kage- the extremely long term chairman of Anthrocon, in various chopped together clips from various panels he’s been on over the years. If anything could be gleaned from this film its that the director really, really, REALLY hates Kage. The focus on “Boomer the Dog” itself seems almost predatory, as he comes up again and again in the film from start to finish. As they are a person in their 50s who attempted to legally change their name to that, the directors focus on someone who is arguably mentally ill is at minimum in poor taste. The fact that Kage has negative things to say about that individual does not make them wrong! The audio cues used multiple times over clips of Kage speaking, deep cello thrums, are almost comedic in their attempt to paint him as a villain. Late in the film during one one of Kage’s ‘wine casts’ he asks if Anthrocon’s media policies really need to be so strict- Kage’s affirmative answer and the directors ‘gotcha!’ face in reaction really show how childish this whole exercise is. This is not worth $13.
Gripping, Hilarious, and Heartfelt!
It's an all access invitation to a world of humor, heart, and secret conspiracy. I didn't know anything about Furries going in, but this doc had me at the edge of my seat through the credits! It's not what I expected!
The polarizing reviews here seem to come from people within the furry community. It's a divisive movie within the community I'm sure! Much of the film focuses on furries and the media, a sensitive subject. From an outside point of view, the subjects are so fascinatingly rounded and fill a wide spectrum: boldly unique people -- inspiring.
Check it out!