Books and film rarely give skateboarding the treatment it deserves. Sometimes the activity becomes inconsequential. Other times it’s treated with laughable sincerity. Corey Adam’s first feature film Machotaildrop seems to deliver the most appropriate image of skating: fun, slightly scary, and full of the potential to change your life. Adams’s short, Harvey Spannos, (which scored the funding for MTD) serves as a reserved precursor to the whimsical fever dream of his first feature. Can’t wait to see this one.

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An interview with Adams at Fecal Face.


  1. Hunter says:

    Looks good. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one.

    ‘Beautiful Losers’ was an interesting documentary that features the influence of skate culture on the 90’s art scene. It’s worth a look if you haven’t seen it. And, of course, ‘Gleaming the Cube’ brings the full-on cheese and merits a mention as one of the all time bad films to feature skateboarding.

  2. chris says:

    I LOVE Beautiful Losers. Gleaming the Cube is a classic, as is Thrashin’. But those movies only seem charming to me in their kitsch value. I’ve yet to see literature or film have an interesting go a modern day skating. MTD looks like it could do that without devolving a snooze fest of an anthropological or sociological case study.

  3. chris says:

    *a fictional narrative, I mean. As far as documentaries go, there’s loads of good skate docs.

  4. jman says:

    Careful with your expectations on this chris. Surprisingly enough i saw this at X-dance and it doesn’t quite deliver. Check it out though, I’d like to know what you think.

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