Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Other F Word

I haven't heard too much about this documentary yet, but growing up as a punk and now a father, it of course fascinates me. In my mind (though my parents probably think otherwise), I was pretty easy in terms of rebellion. Wearing stupid-looking clothes, dyeing my hair sometimes every day, listening to loud punk rock music, that was about the extent of it. It's hard to be totally disaffected with food on the table and life one mile from the beach in Southern California. It's interesting to watch the first glimpses of our kids finding themselves and to guess how and when they'll rebel, which they will, because they need to. Maybe I should become an alcoholic homeless type dude so they'd rebel in the other direction?

"This revealing and touching film asks what happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians – punk rockers – become society's ultimate authorities – dads. With a large chorus of punk rock's leading men - Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath - THE OTHER F WORD follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band's anthem ”F--k Authority,” to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood."


  1. That looks like a great movie! Parenthood can be quite an incrdible common denominator. Wonder if I will be able to get it on Netflix. Those kind of movies don't usually make it to our small theatre.

    I'm reading one of your recent book reviews (Run Like a Girl) and am enjoying it as well.

  2. I'd like to think that anyone from our generation who was involved in the punk scene or even the "college rock" scene at the time (e.g. before Sonic Youth signed to Geffen) are raising their kids to be a little more aware of the world and a little more healthily free spirited.

  3. Looks very interesting. I'll definitely add it to our Netflix
    (3 little kids = never seeing movies in the theatre)

  4. Looks really interesting! I love the last line about tattooing his forehead! :)


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