The post-modernist, post-mortem of Dogtown careens down the tube towards either artistic infamy or commercial unrespectability
. When Hollywood director David Fincher passed on Mission Impossible 3 in favor of making Lords of Dogtown, the stage was set.
TM: You end the book by talking about taking "the risk of unrespectability." Can you say more about what you mean by that?
RM: Taking the "risk of unrespectability" means accepting the fact that somebody somewhere will always be bothered by homosexuality, will always consider it a "problem" for the larger culture.
Achieving mid-table unrespectability
is the Hand and Heart, consistently offering a fine, spiky selection of loud guitars and attitude and keeping up the good work this Saturday with a four band line-up of Drongos For Europe, Sister Automatic, Smoke Like A Fish and Four Foot Fingers.
This book examines the Hundred Years War between respectability and "unrespectability
" and how "by the late twentieth century, unrespectability
overwhelmed traditional respectability in American society" (p.