Rodriguez, who came out about his own furry identity during the making of the film, explains how he was drawn into the community, how members of the community have reacted to the film, and what it might take to make furries more than a punchline.WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.Furries are a fandom subculture that grew out of sci-fi and anime conventions in the early '80s and they're devoted to the celebration of anthropomorphic animals. Thanks to shows like, the furry community has been wildly misunderstood in popular culture.
That snowballs into tons of art and interaction shared amongst the group.In fact, the furry community is pretty much just a fandom, except that instead of being a fandom for an existing show, comic book, or video game, it's a fandom for sort of a loose concept, consisting entirely of original characters, and focused on creative expression and role play.There's no warehouse in Temecula that mass-produces fursuits.Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.