At a time when women's skateboarding seems bigger than ever, there seem to be fewer opportunities for girls to pursue the sport. How can this be changed?
Directed by Amelia Brodka and produced by Brian Lynch, the documentary Underexposed explores the past, present and future of women's skateboarding. It focuses on the current uprise of female skaters by featuring footage of girls ripping all over the world.
The film couples skate footage with interviews from the top marketing and media professionals of the skateboarding industry. Interviews include the heads of Thrasher, TransWorld, Etnies, Toy Machine, SkateOne and Hoopla.
By exploring the business side of skateboarding, Underexposed seeks to figure out how to generate more opportunities for women in skateboarding.
The film features Brodka and fellow skaters Mimi Knoop, Nora Vasconcellos, Allysha Bergado, Leticia Bufoni, Julz Lynn, Alexis Sablone, Gaby Ponce, CB Burnside, Lyn-Z Adams-Hawkins, Lizzie Armanto, Eliana Sosco, and Jen O'Brien.
Check out the Underexposed trailer:
EXPOSURE 2012: A Women’s Benefit Event
Want to do more to support women’s skateboarding—and help the non-profit Human Options? If you live in Southern California, check out EXPOSURE 2012 in Clairemont on Nov. 3. The event raises scholarship funds for victims of domestic violence.
EXPOSURE 2012 is open to all ages and abilities. Beginners can take learn-to-skate clinics, while amateur girls can compete in vert and bowl contests. More advanced skaters can compete in the pro division. For details and registration, please visit exposureskate.org.