“We’re the skate witches and we don’t take NO crap from NO one.”
Punk rock auteur, Danny Plotnick shot his YouTube classic “Skate Witches” in one afternoon in 1986 on Super 8 film at a cost of $60. In it, a group of teenage female skatepunks (and their pet rats) terrorize boy skaters.
Mark Reiss interviewed the “Queen Witch,” Jenny Parker on his Bullshitting Meets Plagiarism blog:
Reiss: So, are the Skate Witches still around?
Are the Skate Witches-
Noooooooo…no. We haven’t talked since Slutty Sarah slept with my boyfriend at prom.
You guys went to prom? I figured that would be the last place you’d go to in High School.
Yeah, I mean, we were going TP the parking lot while everyone was dancing in the gym. Sarah and David lived on the same side of town so they came together. When I showed up they were screwing in David’s car.
Harsh. And that was the end of the Skate Witches?
Sorta. I had to repeat senior year. They graduated and moved on and I had to stay behind. It was a rough year.
I mean I caught those bastards cheating on me, and my rat died. It was a lot of stress no wonder I failed.
What was your rat’s name?
Willow. She was my best friend. I accidently sat on her.
Read more of the interview with Jenny Parker at Bullshitting Meets Plagiarism.
“Skate Witches,” with commentary is available on the DVD Warts & All: The Films of Danny Plotnick.
Thank you, Tara McGinley!