Iconic surf movie comedy franchise keeps legend alive!
Here’s a rumour, and a very good one, from a source lingering there in a shadow-haunted vestibule very close to the action, that rips the hem from recent negotiations between the WSL and Drive-Thru principals Greg Browning, Taylor Steele, Donavon Frankenreiter and Benji Weatherley.
Drive-Thru was a movie franchise from the early two-thousands that put five surfers in an RV and filmed their adventures over the course of two weeks to one month. It peaked in the first episode, one month in a van travelling California, and hit a nadir in the last, Drive-Thru Australia.
Many limbs pocked with sores oozing pus, ropes of dried semen looped on chins, the musical splash of turds in bowls etc.
Good times for participants and for viewers.
Its recent re-boot, we are told, was met with an offer to buy from the WSL.
Many important meetings. All systems go, as they say.
And, then, at the very end of the last meeting, papers ready to sign, Benji Weatherley, still funny and too beautiful to behold at almost fifty says, “Well it’s not like anybody watches the WSL anyways.”
A very good joke and clearly a joke for a quick search on SimilarWeb (a website that tracks internet traffic) reveals the WSL to be almost half the size of surf news behemoth BeachGrit.
But no laughs from WSL executives, apparently.
They want to move forward with project but not with Benji.
Greg Browning moves in, fights for Benji who is, let’s face it, the pulse-racing magic that defines the franchise, and, eventually, the WSL says yes.
But, first, Benji has to agree to special terms.
WSL CEO Erik “Elo” Logan sends Benji a list of things he can’t do on the show.
Benji, very much allegedly etc, sends Logan a photo of a penis.
And that was that!
According to our source,
“The next day FUEL TV called, made the boys an of an offer… And we’re off to the races!”
The first film is a doozy, stars Dane, Kelly, Griff, Donnie, Benji, Parker Coffin.
Trailer coming soon!