Jaden Smith Stars in Upcoming Movie About New York City’s Women Skateboard Scene
Jaden Smith is set to star in an upcoming movie which chronicles the raw New York City subculture of skate queens. We've all seen skateboarders doing flips and tricks. It's like any park bench, stairway railing, or street curb becomes an opportunity to do something dangerous. But its not often we see girls skateboarding, and much less as a whole girl skate gang.
The as-yet-untitled movie is based on a real all-girl NYC skate team called "Skate Kitchen" which the director spotted in the city park one day and decided to document the girls on film. That documentary led to a short film called That One Day for Miu Miu's female filmmaker series and now has Jaden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is The New Black) starring in the feature. The cast also includes the real life members of Skate Kitchen, Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams and Jules Lorenzo.
The story follows Camille, a lonely suburban teenager whose life changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys into the raw New York City subculture, Camille begins to make choices that lead to a deeper understanding of herself.
The film just wrapped principal filming by director Crystal Moselle, best known for winning the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2015. This will be Moselle's narrative feature debut. Smith also just wrapped up production on Life In A Year with Cara Delevingne and Cuba Gooding Jr.