Otherkin to feature in hour-long Logo 'What?!' documentary
The film promises to follow a teenager from Brunswick, Georgia, who believes he is a wolf, and is aiming to confirm this by changing his name legally to his wolf name, Shiro. It also introduces the viewer to a commune of ‘otherkin’ in upstate New York that includes a human ‘raccoon’ and ‘leopard’ in an “inter species poly-amorous relationship.”
Update (30 April): The documentary has been released.
While arguably exploitative (executive programming VP: “Logo viewers are fascinated with programming that explores extremes in our society”), the channel's own description highlights why they chose to buy the documentary:
At the end of the day all our programming is about being your fierce, unconventional self (it's true – think about it). We chose the name "Logo" because a logo is an identity and nothing's more important than having your own, unique identity, and making it work for you. For us, the word logo is about identity, about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about being who you are.
The What?! series invites viewers to "step outside your comfort zone"; it most recently covered funeral protester Fred Phelps and his family.
I have decided to speak to ZigZag productions about -MY- experience as a wolf therianthrope. This has nothing to do with the community at large. [...] By appearing in this film, I can assure that at least one perspective of a reasonable person in the community is represented.