Snapchat To Launch Female Centric Skateboarding Show.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


The new Snapchat show is called “Frogtown” and it's about an all girl skate crew. The series, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, (she directed Twighlight & Thirteen) is about a badass skater living in her car and she lands a second family when she falls in with an all-girl crew at the Frogtown skatepark in East Los Angeles.

I know you're thinking right now, "wait, we have BETTY on HBO..." and  you are right and let's not forget that Quibi didn't do so well for snack-able content - but keep this in mind,  Snapchat introduced scripted programs and docuseries in 2018 and unscripted shows in 2016 so they know what they're doing.

 And you know what else? 

Who says there can't be two shows featuring female skaters? It happens with shows with male leads and similar content all the time. We say, the more women skateboarding and seen, the better!

We can't wait to watch FROGTOWN and we will keep you up to date on the launch date and which female skaters it features (no news yet on that)!

Allysha Le in New #UnitedbyDickies Spot.

Monday, September 21, 2020


 

 Photo and video via Dickies


Nice to see Allysha Le in this new Dickies spot along with dancer + choreographer Derek Ma

  

The message of these video spots is; United by Inspiration, United by Dickies. Though we are all apart, we are united by one common language, inspiration. #UnitedbyDickies 

About Allysha Le: Allysha Le is a pro skater and the inaugural female on the Dickies Skate team. She been a contest champion for over ten years. Her dyed hair and insane roster of tricks are all part of her signature style. 

About Derek Ma Derek Ma is perhaps the most famous dancer and choreographer in China and is the founder of Hello Dance Studio in Chengdu. He exploded onto the scene after winning China’s World Of Dance competition and is the go-to choreographer for pop stars and movies there. 


Fashion Line, Imitation Of Christ, Features All Female Skateboarders.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

all images by Imitation of Christ

 
We are all about designers and fashion brands hiring and featuring females who really skate, instead of the poser models of the past.

Designer Tara Subkoff’s Imitation of Christ fashion line presented simultaneous shows in Los Angeles and New York this past Monday and featured many female skaters you may know or follow on Instagram.

We also love all the female skateboarders IOC also used in their photo and video shoot - which took place in Los Angeles, CA. back in August - masks and social distancing included!

And if you see something in the photos or video that you just have to have, The Real Real is selling the collection on-line, with part of the proceeds going to Greta Thunberg’s nonprofit Fridays for Future. 

 Skaters included:   __izzie_  @mangobaby.com @nellymorvillee @buttchugg @brookhoury @notcheetos @dalialundquist @hannah.tallman 

 









Imitation of Christ - Spring/Summer 2020 from AST.NYC on Vimeo.

Team USA Skateboarder, Minna Stess, Weighs In On Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2!

                                     Team USA's Minna Stess ~ Photo Bryce Kanights
 

You've heard how much all of us here at Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word love the new  Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2  game (rated T for teen by the ESRB)  and we are stoked that the youngest member of Team USA Skateboarding, Minna Stess, has now weighed in on what she loves about the new game as well.

 While the rest of us were having a relaxing Labor Day weekend (and playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2),  Minna was busy training for upcoming Olympic Qualifiers all weekend.

Minna is also a part of the new XSET gaming team, so when she finally had a few days off from park training she immediately revved up her PS4 and here is what a pro female skateboarder and gamer has to say about playing  Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2.



"I played as Bob Burnquist, Lizzie Armanto, Aori Nishimura, and Leo Baker. I like playing as Bob because I like his special trick the rocket air. I found the game super fun because I can do many tricks that I can’t in real life. Overall I really liked the game, it is super fun to play as skaters I look up to in skateboarding."

 

Catch us on Instagram and let us know how much you like the new game!

 

We're Cheering For Molly-Anne And her 800+ Mile Skate.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Molly-Anne   




 

Why would anyone want to try and skateboard 800+ miles during COVID, or for that matter any other time? Alone, just you and your longboard and a backpack on the road for days and days. Hoping to make it to the next designated stop you created for yourself so you can have a bed to sleep in and perhaps a shower before doing it all again the next day. It's grueling, and not for the faint of heart.  But after speaking with Molly-Anne off and on for the past couple of months, we could begin to understand why this was important to her and the time is NOW.

We're going to let her tell you in her own words WHY, and then we are going to be here to help follow her journey and share her thoughts, trials, and tribulations along the way.








I'm Molly-Anne and this is why I am taking on the challenge of skateboarding the Eastern Seaboard - alone.

I got sober not knowing that fear would still compel the person I thought could change fate all along. I wonder if life is exactly as it was. I identify with problems and answers because sober feels nothing more than learning to walk for two whole years.

I miss her some days. The untamed, unkempt one with a penchant for doing precisely the opposite of what was assumed. The funny one. The one who people loved and she never even knew it. Who ran to things because they were new and untouched and precious. That saw her power in the world and begged for more. Some days I want her back —  without the ashen face and sunken eyes. I want her bravery because I don’t feel brave anymore. I will stand up tall and ride the coast from Maine to New Jersey. Because skating will forever challenge the way in which we see the world.  Reclaiming an imagination that still lives in the woods and on roads with blackened sidewalk ledges. In snack shacks on the beach. In towns we escaped to when we had nothing.

I will skate to tell my story. Because changing the world is just about showing up. By refuting our folly with dignity. By refusing silence when the world tries to chain us to its false ideals. And if in defeat, we stay true to ourselves, maybe we’ll have been the change we’ve wanted all along. 



Molly-Anne has had some help getting this trip started from the good people at Riptide Sports. Tracey and Brad have sent her all the longboard bushings, pivot cups and misc gear she may wear out along the way. Pretty nice!

You can check out the route that Molly is committing to skate below, and for more details and to follow her on the ride check out this LINK as well. 






Also follow Molly-Anne on her new Instagram she set up, especially for this trip @concrete__junkie