Avril Lavigne has announced she’s turning her 2002 banger ‘Sk8er Boi’ into a film.
The pop-punk singer spoke on the iHeartRadio‘s She Is The Voice podcast that she has been toying with the idea of turning the song’s story, about a “missed opportunity at love,” into a movie.
The hit song will turn 20 years old next year, and Lavigne has been reflecting on her early music over the last few years.
“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,” Lavigne explained. “And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level.”
Lavigne shared more about the song’s inspiration. “You know what it was like in high school, you have all the different groups and cliques, and there’s like skaters, preps and jocks,” she said. “It’s kind of like a missed opportunity at love.
“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.”
Songs have been the inspiration for films for decades, making some of the most memorable movies in recent memory. John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink was inspired by a Psychedelic Furs song of the same name. ABBA’s entire discography inspired two Mamma Mia! films. Even Taylor Swift turned her own hit song into a short film.
Lavigne did not confirm if she’s had the idea green-lit by any film production companies, but it’s pretty clear this dream should definitely become a reality. Can we make it anymore obvious?