Chicken is Not a Vegetable, Skateboarding is Not a Sport

Photo: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2017. Jordan David Allen.

In order to watch either Lakai’s The Flare or Antihero’s The Body Corporate on my laptop, I can’t help but notice that iTunes chose to categorize these films under the limp umbrella word: “Sports.” I have nothing against sports, to be clear, but as a lifelong skateboarder, I do have something against skateboarding being portrayed inaccurately in popular culture. So in this spirit, allow me to…