Lords of Dogtown Trailer


The trailer for the Lords of Dogtown movie is finally up. The movie officially comes out on June 3.

In the 1970s, a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as “Dogtown” in Venice, CA pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean pier, the Z-Boys, known for their aggressive style and hard street attitude, combined the death-defying moves of surfing with the art of skateboarding and became overnight sensations and local legends. With empty pools as their canvas, the Z-boys paved the way to what is now referred to as “extreme sports,” and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all of this fame would take its toll on the friendships that they thought would last a lifetime as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business.

I don’t really know what else to say about it – looks quite good even though it’s “based on the true story” which means that it’s brimming with fiction. And, no matter how entertaining it is, I still can’t shake the feeling that these kids (now adults) are still being exploited. It’s also difficult to imagine only concentrating on three Z-boys dealing with dialogue that probably didn’t happen. All that said, the visuals seem spot on – seems as if they got that “feeling” of the times right.

I wonder how many more young kids will be copying these Southern California skate icons after this movie comes out?

9 thoughts on “Lords of Dogtown Trailer”

  1. YOu saw the doc by Stacey Peralta–Dogtown and Z Boys,right? Wonderful film.

  2. Yes, I saw the film (own it) and know some of those guys personally…it’s very inspiring, features almost everyone, and it’s Peralta slanted.

  3. Looks like Peralta Slant, Part Deux. He’s the screenwriter on “Lords.”

  4. I was copying the Dogtown guys in 1980 after buying a copy of -Skateboarder- magazine at a Grocery near my house (a new band called -The Police- was featured in the magazine’s music section). This led to numerous custom skateboard purchases at the Fairfax Surf Shop (in landlocked Fairfax, Va…don’t ask). Finally saw Tony Hawk skate on a portable ramp at the Fair Oaks Malls in Fair Oaks, Va. when he was still signed with Powell-Peralta (?) in 1986. Then skateboarding went huge in the 90’s (Doh! the Humanity! :)

  5. “dogtown” looks a lot like san pedro in that trailer… i guess venice is too gentrified to film in now.

  6. I surf with some of these guys out at Ocean Park, some of the original guys. They’re an ok bunch. I hope theys profit from the movie. I liked Dog Town And Z Boys” I would think that the fictionization (sic) of an already good film is…are we surprised?…a bit redundant. Oh Hollywood!

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