Though the media tends to cover furries, people who participate in the subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters, with a detached sense of amusement, the actual community is as diverse and complex as any other. A new documentary “Fursonas” examines the subculture by exploring the various participants and factions within the community, as well as the public’s perception of them and various attempts to control their image. Part of the film follows Boomer, an androgynous furry who sought to legally change his name to Boomer The Dog and disgruntled much of the community for giving them a bad image. The film tells a universal story of identity and community by turning its eye at specific fandom, approaching it with respect and gentle humor. Watch the brand new trailer for the film above.
Directed by Dominic Rodriguez, “Fursonas” premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, an annual festival that celebrates emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films. The film garnered much buzz and Gravitas Ventures secured worldwide distribution rights for the film.
Gravitas Ventures will release the film on May 10. Check out the film’s poster below.