The vague sense of bafflement that the rest of the country holds for the enduring nature of the Goth subculture seems equally long-lived. An independant documentary company is working with Channel Four to produce a programme looking at the differences between parents and children in British family units. They’d love to include a family with Goth parents and definitively not Goth children! The Blogging Goth has been contacted by ZKK’s Executive Producer, Kathy, and we had an informative chat about the nature of the documentary, which addressed our concerns that it might be a ‘freakshow’ style lowbrow entertainment affair. We’re assured it will not be, so we’re happy to work with ZKK to arrange contact for this production. Kathy kindly gave us the following introductory statement for interested parties;
ZKK television are making a documentary about a variety of types of family relationships, and are interested in including…one family where the parents are Goths. It needs to be a family with children of around 15 – 25, who are not Goths themselves, and who might like to understand more about what their parents are getting up to in their spare time and what it all means. If you would like to be involved, or would simply like to know more about the film, we’d love to talk to you – there’s no obligation to get involved – it really helps us to speak to as many people as possible.
Kathy can be reached directly via her e-mail, or you can contact The Blogging Goth’s editor Tim Sinister if you would prefer to speak to us first. We’ll be following this project with interest, and we look forward to sharing more information as we get it.