If you were into pop-punk, hard rock in the late '90s and early '00s and you didn't have access to Kerrang! TV, the only other way to get your hands on that kind of music - other than buying CDs or using LimeWire to download dodgy MP3s - was through the soundtrack for 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'.
The gaming franchise that successfully launched skateboarding into the mainstream and helped to turn Tony Hawk into a household name is now the subject of a new documentary called 'Pretending I'm Superman', in reference to the song by Goldfinger on the game's soundtrack.
The documentary tracks Hawk's original premise for the game, the game's producers and developers, and more importantly, how the game brought skateboarding out from the underground and into the mainstream in just a few short years - all down to the game's massive popularity and success.
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“Pretending I’m a Superman” is a new documentary about the THPS series, made by a former producer of the game. First screening will be at @mammothfilmfestival on Feb 29 and I’ll be there with Rodney Mullen and the filmmakers for a panel discussion afterwards. Join us there and/or at the afterparty with @thedownhilljam playing hits from THPS at @mammothrocknbowl. Tickets / info: @thpsfilm or mammothfilmfestival.org 🛹🎮🎬
Hawk announced the documentary's premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival this coming week, with the documentary itself likely to be online in some shape or form in the coming weeks thereafter.
In the meantime, here's the trailer for the documentary. Totally tubular, man.