Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stacy Peralta's "Whopper Virgins" documentary for Burger King



Stacy Peralta and crew took a special portable Burger King broiler to remote areas in Thailand, Greenland and Romania, and gave people their first taste of an American hamburger. The resulting documentary is fantastic:



Here's the Whopper Virgins official site. I highly, highly recommend his surfing and skateboarding documentaries, on sale at Amazon.

*Previously: Gallery of vintage skateboarding stickers;

6 comments:

  1. I've been a fan of Peralta's work until just a few minutes ago. This was the most nauseating, soul-destroying bit of corporate propaganda that I've seen in a long time.

    So this Western crew goes to all of these amazing remote corners of the globe where the gracious members of the communities visited share their culture and their real food and in return we give them processed shit and gape with bemusement at the rubes and how mystified they are by this wonderous food item. What a piece of fucking garbage. Arrogant beyond belief.

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  2. why did he have to do this shite?, this is terrible. old age has him looking for corporate validation or what?

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  3. rip stacey peralta. His underground hard hitting and informative documentries are now being ruined by america's corporate money hungry fingers. When i saw stacey on tv and the web over the whoppervirgins site i couldnt believe he went this low. Cool video project dont get me wrong, but with stacey and skateboarding he always went for the corporate sponsors anyways. Not something to be shocked over.

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  4. I don't think he was ever shy about being the Z-Boy smart enough to make good money when the opportunity presented himself. I also think he could make an exciting documentary about paint drying if he wanted to.

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  5. I love that so many people are dissing Stacey for "going corporate". He was one of the heads of Powell Peralta fer christ sake. Talk about a corporate giant in its day. Skateboarding in general is big business. The trifling seems rather ridiculous. The ad is lame though.

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  6. What a bunch of grumpy fucks.

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