Boys’ Club is a short edit questioning the way traditional gender roles and a heterosexual ‘norm’ are propagated by skateboarding culture as a whole, bringing to the fore the question of how we can challenge this. In their own words;
“Skateboarding is commonly portrayed as a welcoming culture. A movement that promotes personal freedom and encourages creativity. At the same time we skaters have created a boys’ club, where sexism and homophobia is widely tolerated, sometimes even encouraged.
We have the power to break this system, but amongst us boys there is virtually no discussion about what values we project. We boys need to talk.”
Or, in the words of Kevin Seconds, “It’s not just boys’ fun”.