- Text by Alex Robert Ross
Apart from Sideshow Mel and the Speedo Guy in Bob’s Burgers, rollerskating isn’t as popular as it once was. Director Daniel Soares wants to tell a different story in his new video ‘Totally Free’, though. In a park in San Francisco, he catches up a group of skaters that have been getting together for years, asking each of them about their histories and their love for their sport. There’s a guy called Morpheus — who does actually look like The Matrix’s red and blue pill dispenser, a man who picked up skates because of OJ Simpson, and one character who likes to “smoke a joint and spin around fifty times.”
It’s a cool celebration of left-field culture and it’s a nice pick-me-up. Check it out above.