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Netflix’s Cat People is a six-part documentary that explores the close bond between cats and people. As a cat lover, there are stereotypes and humiliating stereotypes about “cat people”. But this series breaks the judgments and presents stories from people from all backgrounds and cultures. We see the unexpected: surf cats, rock cats and acrobatic circus cats. We also see cats revered as a fine art; A Japanese artist paints beautiful cat portraits while a rapper composes music about his beloved cat family. In addition, we see former military personnel who are fully dedicated to saving wild cats. As such, it questions gender stereotypes and promotes caring for animals – always a good thing.
Around the world, the bonds between cats and their humans are deep and beautiful, and often unexpected.
What inspired the Cat People series?
Cat People producer Glen Zipper previously simply produced a Netflix documentary titled Dogs, celebrating the bonds between people and their pups. After Dog’s release, cat lovers started popping up on his social media. Of course, they insisted that Netflix needed a show about cats too! Immediately he knew they were right. In one Pitch to Netflix, Zipper presented all of the tweets from people asking for a series about cats and it worked.
From the start, the science fiction writer wanted to make the show meaningful. By telling the stories of various cat lovers, he aims to break stereotypes. After all, all types of people love cats.
“We have episodes in almost all flavors and varieties with all kinds of fascinating characters.” says Zipper. These characters will “absolutely challenge your conception of what a cat person is”.
Cat people who rap
Cat People features two rappers, including Sterling “TrapKing” Davis and Moshow, the self-described “Premiere Cat Rapper”.
Moshow and his wife MC have five cats that give him a lot of inspiration. Now comes a source of income from that viral videos he creates over his furbabies.
Compassion is cool
Meanwhile it is trap king grew up as “the only guy in his neighborhood who loved cats”. Even in his early days, when he was cleaning litter boxes in an animal shelter, he realized how much he loved cats. Now he’s working to save cats while changing stereotypes about men in cat rescue.
“You don’t lose cool points for compassion,” says Sterling Davis, better known as the Original TrapKing. Through his work he builds a bridge between colored communities and animal welfare organizations, which are predominantly white.
The cat circus
In another episode we learn about a woman who runs a “cat circus”. Um, a cat circus? What is it?
“It’s hard to explain. But once you’ve seen it, you can never see it again,” explains Zipper.
Samantha Martin and her Amazing acro cats started when a cat named Tuna entered her life as a child. As a professional cat lady, Martin proves that cat ladies can be great and glamorous. Cats can also be born performers who are capable of much more than some think.
Of course, if you watch, you might have seen the Amazing Acro-Cats The late show (see below):
An idyllic cat refuge
In one episode we learn about a cat sanctuary on the island of Syros in Greece. In 2018 over 40,000 people from 90 nations applied for the idyllic cat refuge called. to operate God’s little people. And who could blame them? Live on a beautiful Mediterranean island and cuddle and care for over 50 cats? Yes, please!
For over 20 years, Joan and Richard Bowell helped the stray cats, where the cats roam free in the sun. Included gave up everything work tirelessly. As for the name of the rescue, the British owners said it was not a creed but a belief that “cats are important as individuals, with a right to freedom and care”.
It seems that the idea that life on Syros could turn almost anyone into a cat lover.
“I think we will all retire and want to move to this sanctuary, whether you are a cat person or not. It’s absolutely beautiful, ”said Glen Zipper.
More about the sanctuary of Wonderbot animals:
Surf support cats
In another sunny place, a world away, we find “Surf Cat Mav” or lonerriding the waves in Malibu, California. This cat loves water from a young age. Mavi has over 48K Instagram followers where to see this 2 year old cat named after a famous surf spot in Cali. Maverick and his human Nick Liam enjoy swimming, paddling and skating. Most recently they started surfing and caused a stir.
While Maverick surfs, he helps raise mental health awareness while Liam supports nonprofits.
“We’re trying to open a dialogue and put Maverick at the forefront and enable people to see that an emotional support animal or a therapy animal is adding so much to and enriches your life,” said Liam ABC10 San Diego. “It’s really important because a lot of organizations focus on suicide and depression and we’re trying to remove the stigma.”
Surf Cat Mav is not only committed to mental health, but also shows that cats can be safely active on the go. Now Liam says his surf cat inspires people to take their cats for a walk. During the pandemic, it has helped people spend more time safely outdoors with their pets.
See Surf Cat Mav by ABC10 news among:
Tear-in-the-eye answers in cat people
First the dogs Series melted hearts around the world. Now, After seeing Cat People, people everywhere were deeply touched. As cat lovers know, the loving bond between a cat and its human family is extraordinary.
On Twitter, people expressed the emotions they had after seeing Cat People.
“There’s a mini documentary series called Cat people on Netflix and tell me why I’m crying, ”wrote a twitter user.
Another person tweeted, “I watch Cat People on Netflix and cry about a cat just because it’s so beautiful.”
Whether your pet is a four-legged dog, cat, bird, turtle (we stand by turtles) or you name it, they touch our lives so much with their love!
“That’s what having a pet is about, this unconditional love,” says Zipper.
We can no longer agree!
See Zipper’s interview with Jenny Wilkowski below:
Selected image: Screenshots via YouTube
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