Big Brother stands as one of the best skate magazines to ever exist. There was nothing like it at the time, and still nothing that compares today. It was so obviously run by skaters with absolutely no censorship or fucks given, running controversial stories and articles that included rip-off schemes like how to make a fake ID, step by step ways to commit suicide, how to make homemade bongs, and how to get away with underage, public drinking.
Big Brother's antics, outrageous moments, and boundary pushing content was the printed epitome of true skate life and culture, and now the doc “Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine” tells the journey that Steve Rocco and his band of merry lunatics (many of whom would go on to create Jackass) took the bland and drain-circling skate industry of 1991 (sound familiar?) and turned it on it’s goddamn head by being themselves: punk skateboarders.
There's a ton of solid interviews by Patrick O’Dell of Epicly Later’d fame and some hilarious stories of discovering weirdos we love like Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Pontius, Wee-Man, Chris Nieratko, Dave Carnie, Rick Kosick and more. Go scam one of your friends for their Hulu password and watch it here.