- Probably 90% of the audience for them are men.
- They can inspire you to try something new that you've just seen on the screen and never realized was even possible.
- You usually watch them as a substitute for the real thing. Or when you're not getting enough of the real thing. If you're doing a lot of amazing skiing of your own, you have little use for ski movies. But in the middle of the summer, you can watch ski movies to satisfy a craving.
- Sure, you can always fantasize about being that good. But the people in them are way better at what they're doing on camera than you'll ever be.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
why ski movies are like pornography
Last night my roommate and I went to see a screening of Matchstick Productions' latest movie, The Hit List (watch the trailer). It was a sweet movie, full of amazing skiing footage, and I even ordered the DVD. It occurred to me only later that evening how much ski movies have in common with porn: