The movie revolves around a group of rock and punk musicians who spent their lives giving the finger to authority – of course, until they had kids and were the authority.
Other punk rock dads in the film include Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Everclear’s Art Alexakis and the Adolescents’ Tony Adolescent.
“A lot of parents try to be their kids’ best friend and it just doesn’t work,” Lindberg tells Keegan. “You have to teach them that the frying pan is hot, that they have to look both ways before crossing the street. You have to tell them what to do a lot and you become the authority figure for them.”
But is “The Other F Word” just about how punk parents make punk kids? Lindberg says no. “It is somewhat an adult film. I hope people don’t go thinking it’s ‘look how cute our kids are, we can dress them up in mohawks and Doc Martens.’ It’s a hard-hitting film.”
And that’s why the movie sounds awesome – it’s not just punks making little punks. It sounds like there really is a struggle in the movie in these fathers where they try to be the proud and admirable center of their kids’ lives while the rest of the world remembers them as the one flipping the camera off in their old poster.
You can catch a trailer for “The Other F Word” below, and then read the interview at the sauce.
Oh, and please note that the movie is directed and produced by mothers – awesome for them to be celebrating notable fathers like this!
Unfortunately, 8BitDad did contact the company awhile back for information, and heard nothing back. I guess authority doesn’t like us either.