According to Patients Like Me, species dysphoria is defined as “the experience of dysphoria and dysmorphia involving the belief of one’s body being the wrong species. A person may not be happy with their body image and may hallucinate or think of themselves as an animal of some sort.” In Nathalie Biancheri’s latest film WOLF, the writer/director explores this through the themes of identity and trauma bringing to light an obscure illness many are unaware of.
For the release of WOLF, Nightmarish Conjurings’ Shannon McGrew had the opportunity to speak with actors George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp where they discussed everything from getting into the headspace of their animal counterpart to how Nathalie Biancheri helped prepare them for their roles.
For more on the film, check out our interview with writer/director Nathalie Biancheri. WOLF is now in theaters.