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Video: TLC's My Strange Addiction – Furry

This is an edited version (about 10 mins) of TLC’s My Strange Addiction: “Furry”.  The segments featuring the woman who consumed foam rubber has been edited out.  None of the actual interview with Lauren/Kiira has been edited.  We did remove the unnecessary “still to come” sections at the end of each segment.

If you have not had a chance to watch it, you can take time now.  The running time is just over 10 mins.

Things I noted about the production is the “stock footage” they used during her mentioning the “darker side of the fandom”.  There are some very well known fursuiters in that clip.  Four of them currently reside or have resided in the Atlanta area.  I would imagine some of these guys would be upset with their suits being seen while Lauren talks about fetishes.

I’ll leave it up to you all to make a judgement.  Comments are open.

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9 responses

  1. Lostfoxeh

    video does not play or show

    January 22, 2011 at 2:42 am

  2. Downloaded the video to watch. Leave it to TLC to ruin a good thing. D:<

    January 22, 2011 at 3:03 am

  3. Kb9vgr

    I am running ff 3.6.13 and have no problem with the video
    thanks for the edit but is there a download available because my internet is slow

    January 22, 2011 at 5:32 am

  4. Chetz

    I wanted to yell at her mother, look at her creativity and skill, do you know how much she could make from selling her suits? Wish I could make them -.-

    January 25, 2011 at 7:19 am

  5. Guest

    I’m also having trouble with the video. It starts to play fine but it always cuts off at the same point.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

  6. Lugiafan

    Her mom is so selfish, she ‘wants the old Karen back’ why not let her daughter be who she wants to be I mean being a furry actually helps her!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

  7. Dogbreath3721

    Her mom sounds like my mom. My mother is worried that I am in the fandom as a way to escape the reality of being gay and stuff like that. She is just worried about falling too deep in the fandom. But just like the girl I tell my mother that it is just for fun and another way to show your emotions.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:31 am

  8. I see two sides to this video.
    1. I dont like that they (as per usual) portray the furry fandom in such a dark light. It’s really not that fricken weird and her family needs to get over it.
    2. She does need help. It is obvious in her situation that not only has she not gotten over the loss of her father, but that she does have issues being comfortable in her Own skin.

    I dont think she needs to leave the fandom, but I do think she needs some help getting out of her depression and getting a real start in life.
    It’s fine to have fun, but she needs to get a job and learn how to take care of herself too.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:35 am

  9. “It is taking over your life”
    “You don’t have a job”
    “When your dad died you shut down”
    …What kind of mother is this? Fursuit making can be a job and it does not have to take over your life.

    A fursona is generally the positive side of you. Why would you make a negative side to it? It’s not just a costume – it’s a part of your personality.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:56 am

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