GENERAL // 01 DEC 2022
MEDIA REVIEW WINTER 22
Looking for something to watch or read? Here’s some pieces I enjoyed over these last 3 months that I think you’ll like too!
Featuring and created by contributing writer Erin Spong, Quaintrelle is a celebration of female friendship in skiing. Capturing the shared season of Spong and Ana Eyssimont, the film explores the contrasting styles of the two skier and the connection found in these differences. Part of the growing movement of ski media created by women for women, Quaintrelle is a great addition to your snow stoke session. This edit not only gets me excited to ski, but it also gets me excited for all the memories to be made with friends in the snow.
Quick trivia question: what year do you think the women’s division of surfing started earning the same amount of prize money as the men’s division? The correct answer, is 2019. That’s right, three years ago. Girls Can’t Surf is a 2021 documentary that takes a deep dive into women’s professional surfing from the 1980’s to 2019. I learned so much while watching this movie. From all the BS competitors had to put up with, to the years of effort it took to achieve the equality we have today. An empowering and informative movie night pick.
New to the podcast scene, Out Outdoors is you auditory source to learn about and celebrate LGBTQIA+ outdoor athletes. Though not climbing specific, the pilot episode features climber, photographer, writer, and overall rad human being Nikki Smith. Em Davis, who hosts and produces the show, brings meaningful and insightful questions to the table, diving deep into some difficult topics. However, her tactful approach to her interview feels more like a heartfelt conversation with a friend at a coffee shop than an interrogation. With two episodes out so far, I personally can’t wait to see what the future holds for Out Outdoors.
With the astounding response to There Skateboards’ ‘Ruining Skateboarding’ in spring this year, it was hard to imagine how the team would follow up their success. But boy did they. Filmed over the summer of 2022 at several locations in Europe, Euro There 2 carries through There Skateboards’ signature queer joy energy. I find something about this film so comforting and nostalgic. At times it feels less like watching a skate edit and more like looking back at fond memories. Overall a fantastic addition to the There Skateboards lineup.