Exchanging Fluids on PBS: Your eyes will bug out at this WTF furry video from 1992!
by Patch O'Furr
It wasn’t a science show. It wasn’t mating season on Wild America (the naughtiest stuff PBS usually aired.) This is something more exceptionally special.
The video starts with happy old ladies in pastel sweatshirts, volunteering for a fundraiser. It just screams vintage 1980’s and early 90’s. It’s a sight that reminds me of church telethons, pancake brunches, and satirically-cast actors from John Waters‘ Baltimore. Nobody could make a better audience for a special surprise.
These exuberant ladies are applauding a fundraiser auction of donated art. It includes a serene mountain landscape, a traditional celebration of the season, and a tasteful portrait of a 1920’s flapper woman. Then there’s the gay Furry porn. On Public TV. In 1992. Before the internet gave dirty animal cartoons to the world. (I’m not even sure it was easy to show gay people at the time!) NSFW:
I’m incredulous… how does this footage exist? It’s alternate-reality weird, and I love it!
This surpasses what others call performance art or shocking radical art. Others can have their opinions, but I see the power of WTF that makes Furry independent and awesome. It’s pioneer stuff and the best kind of radical BAD taste. But the art is sweet in a pervy way. It seems like the kind of sincerity that built Furry fandom as an outsider, grassroots subculture. Consider trying to show gay people doing this. It makes you think about the power of cartoons. Making you think is what art is for, isn’t it?
The PBS station made sure to give you some nice close-ups, in case you wanted details to bid on it better.
The art got bids! Youtube has videos of the same art being auctioned every year from 1988-1992. I was wondering if he raised the WTF factor over the years to sneak it in, until they finally banned him. But no, it’s all somewhat racy. I guess someone prudish got an eyeful, and it was finally too much. Years of showing was a good run. Hats (or pants) off to you, Biohazard!
The PBS station was WITF TV. I was curious about whether they were near Pittsburgh, home of Anthrocon (in other media, known as the home of Mister Rogers and zombie movie master George Romero.) Nope, it’s not too close… but it was the base for TV coverage of Three Mile Island, America’s worst nuclear disaster. Is that why Biohazard chose his name?
Check his site for more shockingly cute, pervy adult stuff. I contacted him – it would be awesome if he comments.