Director: Robert McGinley, 1990.
United States, 90 minutes.
On the surface it might look like an excuse to do a lot of skateboarding tricks in costume on a post-apocalyptic set, but this skateboarding adventure set in a world ruled by an evil oppressing television station contains a message about the mass media, corporate mind control, love and youth in a radical reconfiguration of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. To call it campy would be an understatement, but it's definitely all-original. Hell is a broadcast television station that never goes off the air, Orpheus must retrieve his love Eurydice from the underworld television studio. Campy acting, gnarly effect, sick tricks, and a radical soundtrack rolled into an unforgettable film. This retelling of a literary classic is definitely cooler than your high school English teacher trying to explain Shakespeare with rap.