'True Life' still keen to film furs, but Brits want therians
This is a docu-series to chronicle the real life of a Furry. We have no intention of showing Furries in a negative light but instead hope to dispel some of the media myths out there about them.
The renewed casting call was recieved with scepticism on the furrymedia LJ community.
Meanwhile, UK-based Zig Zag Productions (whose shows are often "factual entertainment") hopes to contact a more rarified group – therians and otherkin. According to associate producer Farrah Jaufuraully, who is also looking for virgins (no, really):
I know there is a huge mistrust of the media but I'm not setting out to poke fun at anyone - we intend to make a programme that just explains what its like to feel like you were born into the wrong species (much like a transgendered person feels they are in the wrong body!) and the misunderstandings that come up in daily life and at work. It would be down to each individual telling their story to ensure they are not misrepresented as seems to be the fear of any Otherkin whenever TV is mentioned. [...] All I need right now is to have a chat over the phone with British Otherkin who'd be happy to talk about their way of life.
MTV's call is, as before, directed primarily towards younger furs, preferably those who are fursuiters or face "adversity" as a fur:
MTV and Emmy award-winning producers are now CASTING NATIONWIDE for FURRIES for our new documentary-style series, "TRUE LIFE: I'M A FURRY!" This show is a real "slice-of life" inside look into a misunderstood world. We want to show the positive aspects of the lifestyle (fursuiting, going to conventions, making friends, finding your own style, etc.) as well as the adversity you face. This straight-forward documentary-style show will let you educate our viewers and TELL THE WORLD YOUR OWN TRUE STORY!
• Do you dress up in a Fur Suit and have a Fursona?
• Did you go Fursuiting or meet-up with others?
• Are you tired of people treating you differently because you're a Furry?
• Do you wish everyone would finally understand what being Furry is really about?
Whether your friends and family know about your Fursona, this is your opportunity to show the world what being a Furry really means.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 25 and want to be part of this exciting opportunity, email us at TrueLifeFurryCasting@gmail.com
• Your name
• Contact number and email
• City/State you live in
• A paragraph about you and your Fursona!