Web Series Highlight: Snowboarder Gabby Maiden Gets Black & Sexy TV Mini-Movie

A few years ago we introduced you to "Afropunk Royalty" Gabrielle 'Gabby' Maiden.  Gabby is dubbed the first African American Woman of Competitive Snowboarding (Black History Month Fact #1 of 2017). When Gabby isn't shredding down mountains, she is actively modeling and acting. Over the past two years, she's shown off her talent by playing the character Farrah on the Black & Sexy TV produced webseries "Sexless." In "Sexless," Farrah and her friends explore complicated dating, trails of love, celibacy and sexuality (no spoilers, watch the first season here). In the season 2 finale, Farrah succumbs to online dating via the platform "Hello Cupid" ( based on another B&S TV webseries). Hence, Farrah is getting her own self-titled Hello Cupid mini-movie and it is premiering just in time for Valentines Day.

According to the synopsis, "FarrahBear in these Hello Cupid streets looking for love in all the wrong places." In the trailer, Farrah is seen skateboarding down the streets of L.A. and interacting with potential love interests. 

Check out the first 15 minutes of the mini-movie below!

Support Gabby and check out the full mini movie here (it's only $3)!

Skate Away Post-Election Woes with BSC's Monthly Cruising Pick (November)

Dear BSC Family,  In March I moved to Nairobi, Kenya and it was a life changing experience. Upon returning to the USA, I was faced with the reality of a potentially dismal four years- though I am hopeful. Skate to clear your mind and organize to take control of your future. - Peace, BSC 

Skateboarding enhances your overall physical, mental and social health. The addition of music makes skating even more enjoyable. We're introducing the "BSC Monthly Cruising Picks," songs from artists incorporating elements of skateboarding in their music videos. Skate away the stress of post-election woes with the ethereal and tranquil vibes of  "Taboo (Taabu)" by Phy. 

Reppin the 254 (Kenya), Phy's music is a mixture of Afropop, RnB, Soul and Hip-hop. In an interview with HapaKenya, Phy explained the story behind "Taboo" off her debut album "Phylosophy," 

"I wrote taboo two years ago as an assignment is a music class. I was dating someone at the time but i was a bit of confused. I think everyone goes through it sometime, even married people. You might be in a loving committed relationship but still find other people interesting." 

(HapaKenya, Phy on Life, Music and the Story Behind Taboo, October 2016)

Phy's Facebook Page (2016)

Listen to Phy sing about the "taabu" ( meaning "trouble" in Kiswahili) of love, plus see some clips of skaters at the Aga Khan Walk in Nairobi. 

Check out more of Phy's music at here

BLACK SKATER CHICK's Top 5 Snow Day Movie Picks

Hey BSC Family, I know a lot of you on the East Coast are enjoying the blizzard. Here's some skating, snowboarding and surfing movies to check out over the weekend snow day.

1. Getting Nowhere Faster (2004)- The ultimate classic all girl skateboarding movie and one my favorites.  
Featuring: Amy Caron, Vanessa Torres,Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Alex White, Kenna Gallagher, Faye Jaime, Lauren Mollica, Van Nguyen, Elizabeth Nitu, Nugget, Stefanie Thomas,Patiane Frietas & Lauren Perkins

2.  White Wash (2011)- The documentary discusses the intersection of surfing, race and identity through the experiences of black surfers from the  continental US, Hawaii, Mexico and Jamaica. Available for only $1.99 on AmazonVideo. 

Featuring: Many surfers including, Andrea Kabwasa and Sal Masekela 

3. 12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldon Story- Another documentary about surfing and race, 12 miles North describes the life of Nick Gabaldon, the first documented surfer African-American and Mexican descent.

4. Too Hard (2012)- The sickest women in snowboarding shred it out on the mountains. 

Featuring: Gabby Maiden (the first African-American woman of competitive snowboarding), Danyale Patterson, Fancy Rutherford, Darrah Reid-McClean, Desiree Melancon, Joanie Robichaud,Madison Blackley, Merry Raid, Taylor Elliot, Alice Gorton, Alexa McCarty, Marie-Andree Racine, Joelle “JJ” Juchli,  Marie Hucal, Gillian Andrewshenko, Vanessa Moore, Sara Berdayes, Luci Imbach, and Jesse Huege.

5. Faces of Africa : Surfers Not Street Children (2015)- The documentary follows the life of Ntando Msibi, 18, who through the charity, Surfers Not Street Children, becomes a surfing star while overcoming the negative issues of growing up as kid living on the streets of South Africa.