I Guess Someone Had To Turn Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" Into A Movie
On today's installments of Hollywood seemingly running out of ideas for any original IP (despite briefly piquing our hopes earlier this week when A24 dropped the absolutely dank trailer for Everything Everywhere All At Once), it seems we may soon say “see u l8r, boi" to living a world without a movie based on pop singer/notable Nickleback apologist Avril Lavigne's iconic 2002 hit, “Sk8er Boi."
“Recently with it being almost the 20th anniversary, a lot of people have been asking me to play on some TV shows, so it keeps getting brought back up and people will always reference it to me," Lavigne, who may or may not actually be a clone named Melissa if internet conspiracy theorists are correct (which they are probably not) explained during an appearance on iHeartRadio's She Is The Voice podcast. "And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film," she continued, adding that she plans to "take it to the next level."
Although the star remained tight-lipped about how, exactly, she plans on enhancing this already near-perfect aughts masterpiece as well as which actors, writers, directors, production companies, and distributors will be involved in bringing her absolute banger to life, it seems the question of what exactly this film will look like poses some interesting questions. Aside from whether this film will be set in the 2000's with the “Sk8er Boi” himself existing as a Mary Sue for Tony Hawk (let's face it, if it wasn't that'd be akin to a crime) the plot of the song also poses some questions.
Now of those of you who were busy doing God knows what when this banger first dropped (if I, who was six years old when “Sk8er Boi” was released and can still recite every word to this bop, anyone older than me has no excuse) the storyline of this song is relatively straightforward.
"The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl but like she’s too cool for him but then five years from now she’s feeding the baby and she’s all alone and she wishes she would have followed her heart and not tried to live up to society’s expectations,” Lavigne explained in the interview. So would this be a drama? A tragedy? A weird mix of both with Britney Spears somehow playing a critical role, ala Spring Breakers? I guess we'll have to find out.
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