Secret Life of the Human Pups
I always have a hard time reviewing these sorts of documentaries. It is obvious that these were created to bring people an insight into a different perspective on life but really all it’s going to do is make the person being talked about made into a laughing stock. Just having a quick scroll through Twitter shows a lot of peoples’ disgust at what they have witnessed.
Human Pups is a documentary on Channel 4 about men who enjoy dressing up and being treated like dogs. They have owners, like a master, who takes care of them and they basically live parts of their lives as a puppy. Yes, these people have normal jobs and yes, if you walked past them on the street you’d probably think they were ‘normal’ people. But what is normal anyway? One thing I noticed from this documentary was the contest at the end to find the puppy of the year. Spot, a British pup clearly cared about what he did and when he didn’t win you could see the sadness and disappointment on his face. He also had a proper dog suit that looked like a dalmatian while a lot of the other contestants had more of a BDSM look going for them. Clearly this was what the judges were looking for but Spot seemed to be more in a puppy mind set than the rest of the contestants that almost just liked something that was a bit freaky.
I think these documentaries are sad because people are going to ridicule these lifestyles when the people in the documentaries just want to show people a different way of living. It’s an odd feeling and to be honest, I don’t know how to take it. I think if these people enjoy what they do and it’s not hurting anyone else why stop them? I love watching gaming videos on YouTube and some people find that weird. These people like a bit of escapism from their human issues so what’s really different? They’re both forms of escapism just at different ends of the spectrum.
What did you think of Human Pups?
Until next time.