Official Selection: Slamdance
Fursonas documents the world of furry fandom, looking at individuals who dress up and role-play in full-body anthropomorphic animal costumes.
Director Rodriguez takes the audience into this world, introducing diverse enthusiasts from Boomer the Dog, whose costume is not made from fun fur but shredded paper, and Chew Fox, who caused a degree of community outrage when she talked on TV about furry sexuality, something that many in the community deny exists.
None the less is it a question both the film and the audience asks and this and deeper notions of identity and belonging are explored throughout, and it’s that exploration that gives the films its wide-eyed innocence, honesty and growing international interest.
The strength of Rodriguez’s film is in his warm understanding of his subjects and many open up to him, discussing their interests in furry fandom and their own furry-personas.
Simultaneously joyous and fascinating, Fursonas offers a rare opportunity to enter a world most will never otherwise hear of.
This film is not suitable for children.