Furries: An Inside Look Documentary

Posted on: June 1, 2011

I’ve always heard the word furries and furry fandom thrown around, but I never really knew what either was about.  So when I had the opportunity to watch “Furries: An Inside Look” I was hoping to get a good, balanced idea about what it means to be a furry.

A short documentary comprised entirely of interviews at Anthrocon (the largest furry convention to date), I think the goal of this documentary was to show the ‘normal’ side of furries. And overall, I think the documentary did a good job of putting a ‘human’ face to the fandom—one outside of the sexualized fur-clad persona it’s been given in popular culture.

The only thing that frustrated me about this documentary was that, even after all the interviews, I still didn’t have a clear idea about what it means to be a furry. While the interviewees definitely threw around the words “creativity” and “alter-ego” to describe the fandom and why they were draw to it, they never fully defined, in my opinion at least, what it means to be a furry and why.

The Bottom Line: Overall, this was an interesting documentary to pique your curiosity about the subculture of furries. While it might not be a great watch for those who don’t know much about the fandom, it would probably be a great watch for those who already know a little about the fandom and the misconceptions surrounding it.

You can watch the documentary here, or you can check out the embedded version of it below.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three


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