He’s like, “So, so what do you do?”
I’m a skateboarder. Hey everybody my name is Eli Morgan Gesner and I’m the style editor here at UPROXX and today I’m doing an interview with Giovanni Reda
who just made a documentary about the legendary Nora Vasconcellos and we’re gonna be talking to them about Giovanni’s new documentary he’s done about this legendary little tank of a woman. you’re kind of in the in the cut
right you live in the country in Massachusetts you get into skating like
when I was starting out around that time my dad would take me to Skaters Edge
which was this indoor like gritty in like an old mill building and Taunton
but I would go there and I would go on Tuesdays because it was girls skate free
and I would show up there and I was pretty intimidated and I would just go
skate the bowl myself and then I was yeah and then… Because your bowl skills are phenomenal. Oh thank you but that’s I think why skate transition. I called her I was like “Hey so this is what we’re doing…” She was like, “Okay let’s do it.” I was like, I don’t know why you guys want to do this and this is one of those things I wouldn’t have done it with anybody else. You would only do it with Reda? Pretty much yeah especially based on like what he’s done in the past The Brian doc that was kind of like a big turning point for the skateboard
industry and then for Brian himself. 100%, it was seminal. I don’t mean this as a diss towards any other female skaters there’s always a certain like feminine
body mechanic. Literally the first time I saw clips of you I was s just like
“Oh look at this dude with the long hair.” Which I thought… People always tag me, well, I always I’ve seen photos of guys it’s like, is that me? It’s kind of hard to translate it to people that don’t skate like how important style is and especially Nora has this like unbelievably amazing style like what
we’re talking about. There was this weird thing that sort of happened in the early 2000’s where I would talk to kids who skate for me and they would be really
excited on someone’s style are you talking about his fashion style?
And they were like yeah I was like that’s not what skate style. Every other day I get hit up right now that’s like where do you get your pants specifically the
purple ones. Where do you get your pants? Where do you get your pants Nora? I make them. Well I don’t sew them but they’re white Dickies that I just
dye. Nora is the epitome of what a skateboarder is. You know every
skateboarder that I’ve looked up to from when I was a kid and the ones that are
like the most influential yeah I’m just saying like Nora has that like the style
she has the personality she has the tricks she’s an artist. One of the things
that I found shocking in red is doc is your slams
I love that sort of thing. There’s definitely more there’s a way more you
just need to be totally comfortable with the fact that you’re going to get hurt. Yeah well in the film she says. when it came to skateboarding she’s like yeah
bleed for this yeah that’s kind of like… Oh, I’m Giovanni Reda and you’re
watching UPROXX.

Nora Vasconcellos, The Story Behind The Female Skate Style Icon | Giovanni Reda Skateboarding Doc

3 thoughts on “Nora Vasconcellos, The Story Behind The Female Skate Style Icon | Giovanni Reda Skateboarding Doc

  • January 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    Thanks for the inspiration Nora!

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  • January 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    YES! We need more females to turn pro in skateboarding

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  • May 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm
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    Woah! That's the Reda from the Skate games!

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