We Interviewed An Actual Furry

Check out "Fursonas," premiering today

What do you do when you’ve grown up as a member of a subculture that the mainstream media has insisted on exploiting and misrepresenting your whole life? If you’re a furry in the second decade of the 2000s, you crowd source and make a film about it—which is exactly what Dominic Rodriguez did. What began as a thesis project soon revealed itself to be much more and grew into Fursonas, a feature length documentary that is beautiful to watch both for its visuals and the mindful approach it takes as it explores the multifaceted furry community. 

Rodriguez doesn’t shy away from asking the uncomfortable questions and the result is a nuanced film that both explores and educates. The film opens with various furries preparing their costumes and assuming their “fursonas” as they get ready for Anthrocon, the largest furry convention in the world. It follows its subjects over the span of four years and provides the viewer with an authentic glimpse into their worlds, allowing the “person inside the suit” to speak out and tell their truth. 

Gravitas Ventures will release the film on VOD and across all other digital platforms on May 10, 2016, but I had the opportunity to preview the film and speak with Mr. Rodriguez about it. Read on for the full interview.