Yes, it’s true: Andy Warhol liked professional wrestling…or at least he said he did. Here is a clip from a 1985 show I’ve never heard of, The War to Settle the Score, which was a mixture of professional wrestling and MTV style pop music. Warhol appears towards the end, after a bunch of nonsense from Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, and Captain Lou. Good luck.
Click here to watch this because MTV is awful…or maybe it’s WordPress who sucks.
I think it’s hilarious that the modern version of skateboarding is just a variation of what was called Freestyle skating in the ‘80s. I’m not an expert on skating (I unsuccessfully dabbled in it briefly in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s) but I do enjoy watching ‘80s skateboard movies. Today I watched Thrashin’ featuring the now well respected actor Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, Milk, True Grit, The Goonies). Aside from being a film about rival skateboard gangs it also demonstrates how white suburban teenagers are inherently racist and how urban white kids are more racially tolerant.
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Tagged '80s, '80s movies, 1980s, Chrissy, Circle Jerks, Cory, David Winters, Hook, Josh Brolin, Jousting, L.A. Massacre, Los Angeles, Pamela Gidley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Rusler, Sherilyn Fenn, Skateboarding, skaters, SST Records, The Daggers, Thrashin', Venice Beach, Wild in the Streets