Hello, I am Renic, a young furry to the fandom, only been a furry for a few years, never really active in the larger community, never been to an event or convention ect ect ect. Anyway, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the Fursonas documentary. I know it has been out for some time now and the larger FA discussions over it are probably well dead. I have only recently watched it myself though and just feel inclined to share my own thoughts with the community at large. I ask that before anyone leaves a comment, to completely read this post. I know its a bit long winded but please bear with me. So, to begin, Lets start with Uncle Kage. Now, before anyone gets angry with me, I want to take a moment to note, I have the utmost respect for this man. What he does for the community can not be appreciated enough. I have heard some of his stories about him helping soldiers through airports and others, and being a soldier myself it touches me that someone so influential would stop and help. This being said, I do have an issue with some of the things that were brought to light about him in the documentary. My first thought is i feel the documentary team was right to refuse him editorial power in their movie in exchange for his interview. I fully understands he wants to censor the media to avoid putting his beloved fandom in a bad light, and this is all well and good. But that is not what the movie was about. It was about revealing all aspects to the fandom, both good and bad. To that end I feel they did a wonderful job and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. leading into him attempting to censor the media, I have heard him rant on and on about people having sex in their fursuits, how it seems to me, that it is a taboo subject for him. I personally do not own a fursuit, because of the costs involved. I understand just how pricey they can be, and my best friend owning one himself, I know how hot they can be. No way in hell would I ever want to try to have sex in that suit. But lets not kid ourselves. People do it. If this is you, that is your business. I feel that to try and hide the fact that is happens only serves to highlight that it DOES happen. I saw how people like Chew Fox was crucified both here and publicly by Uncle Kage, and I feel that it is unfair. So one person who enjoys fun inher suit admits to it. So what? It happens. Hiding it will only serve to put a spotlight on it, and now the common misconception on in is that everyfur does it. Our shame in thoes that do have sex in their suits, and thus attempting to hide it has caused the media to laser focus in on that aspect, and now, your a furry, you must have sex in your suit, cause i saw it on tv. We have cause this misconception by trying to hide this truth from the media. Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with Uncle Kage, Do not lie to the media! They WILL find the truth, and destroy you in the process. But don't beat around the bush. As my friend said, he would say to a reporter"There is one in every crowd" when asked. To me, If I were a reporter, that answer to me will sound like "yes, me and all my furry friends fuck in our suits." If you give a blatant answer, they cannot twist it. Now, don't get me wrong. There will be someone who will find a way to turn your words against you. Editing is an amazing thing. There is no perfect solution, and if someone really has their heart set on you saying yes, you fuck in your suit then that is all they are going to hear you say. Doesn't matter what you say. I just feel that us pretending that it doesn't happen just makes the media laser focus on the aspect of that it very much does happen. Now as I said, I do respect Uncle Kage very much, I think he is a wonderful man and does amazing things for the community. I just feel that the way he crucifies people he disagrees with draws more attention tot he problem. Granted, if you have sex in your suit, I think that should stay between you and your partner, and doesn't need to be publicly announced. But to deny it happens at all I feel just draws more attention to the very real fact that it does. I have one other point of discussion on that documentary, and that was the attention lent to Boomer the Dog. I personally feel that Boomer very much is a furry, but.... kinda out there. I personally wouldn't want to be friends with this person. I find the documentary put way too much of a spotlight on him, and he does not show the fandom in the best light. I would be happy if that documentary put less emphasis on him and focused more on others in the fandom, possibly showing more of the conventions. I really can't say much on Boomer though. I do think he needs some sort of help, and I genuinely hope he gets it, or is getting it. As for his suit, being made of paper is pretty sketchy, but it does at least look like his fursona, if a bit unimaginative. By that I mean he took a character from a TV show and believes himself to be the character rather than creating his own like the majority of us. I feel Boomer is closer to cosplay than he is to fursuit. Now I know I spoke alot on the fursuit sex issue and I know alot of you are going to hate me for what I have said, some of you will love me, alot of you will disagree with me. Some of you will agree with me. Whatever it is, please leave your thoughts in the comments below, and please, keep it civil. This thread is not started to cause a war. I will not reply to any rude or hateful comments. Thank you for reading all of this.