The Lords of Dogtown

Greg Beato wrote in with a bunch of background information about the Dogtown film I talked about last week. Back in 1999, Greg wrote an article for SPIN magazine entitled, The Lords of Dogtown. The literary rights were eventually optioned by a studio with the intent to create a fictionalized film, and many featured skaters optioned their life rights as well, but not Stacy Peralta. Peralta decided to write and direct a documentary on the early days instead, scrounged up funding, dug up old archival footage of all of them skating and surfing back in the day, and the result was Dogtown and Z-Boys. Rad, as they say.