He was a boy. She was a girl. Can I make it any more obvious? Avril Lavigne has plans to turn her hit single ‘Sk8er Boi’ into a feature film.
‘Sk8er Boi’ was the second single lifted from Lavigne’s 2002 LP, Let Go. The song’s popularity hasn’t waned in the ensuing 19 years, which is why Lavigne is now considering a film adaptation.
Lavigne revealed the plan in conversation with Lisa Worden for the She Is the Voice podcast. “Recently, with it being almost the 20th anniversary, a lot of people have been asking me to play this song on TV shows, so it keeps getting brought back up and people will always reference it to me,” she said. “And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level.”
The characters at the centre of the song come from different walks of life. He’s a punk, she does ballet. They dig each other, but her friends disapprove. “They had a problem with his baggy clothes,” sings Lavigne at the end of the first verse.
“You know what it was like in high school,” Lavigne told Worden. “You have all the different groups and cliques, and there’s like skaters, preps and jocks.
“The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl and she’s too cool for him, but then five years from now, she’s feeding the baby and she’s all alone and she wishes she would have followed her heart and not tried to live up to society’s expectations.”
Lavigne recently signed a deal with Travis Barker’s DTA Records and released the single, ‘Bite Me‘.