The Media or should I say sex, lies and digital shooting
As it reported (see comments) the entertainment had pulled the plug on the Portland Furlandia shoot, but search around it seem there still keeping the project going on I noting the on Twitter they still asking for furries for True Life episode.
I had talked to those who ran the convention and look around at other post; there are two reasons I heard why the shoot was pulled. First the media company did not like the restriction the Furlandia placed on the media company and second we were boring. There were plenty of good positive footage on furries but it was not the hook they wanted: the wild and craze yfiff in fursuits angle of CSI, Sex 2k ….. Nuka of Taboo episode chimed in with similar comments how the Produces of National Geographic Taboo could not get the excitement they were looking for after four days of shooting.
So what do I get from all of this. As I said before, the media are not there to tell your story, the media is there to find somebody to fit theirs. Second being boring and showing the furry fandom is nothing like how the internet and CSI portrays us as a defense against media bias, but the media will just move on down the food chain to they get their person. Finally to the media, if you really want to know is join us attend out meets you realize we are neither like the internet nor what the creators of CSI makes us out to be. Do you home work first and if you insist on bias then I will be watching and will call you to the mat.
Update: hold the presses, they really did not mean they pulled the plug on project they only pulled the plug on the Furlandia shoot. Even after claiming they pulled the plug, the producer Alex Shaw was on twitter still looking for furries.
@fauxpawstudios Casting furries for True Life. Tasteful, informative and fun. Documentary.We’d love to focus on a wedding! firstname.lastname@example.org
— Alex Shaw (@alexshawtv) June 3, 2013
So what does say about her claim on Flayrah wanting “I ALWAYS look to tell a good, balanced story”, If that’s was true then why drop the Furlandia shoot? Why the vague deceptions and appeal to definitions. I believe the produce is trying slip down the furry food chain to find the person that fists the shows preconceptions of the fandom. The media company want to tell our story they should have used the Furlandia shoot and show we just a bit mundane and perhaps a bit boring. I have a lot doubts of MTV and producer’s honesty and I have history on my side; how many times we furs heard some reporter or producer wanting to tell our story and end up having the shoot used against and damaging the image of the fandom.