Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story

Stay On Board: The Leo Baker Story
Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story. Leo Baker in Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

This is one of my favorite documentaries that came out last year. Following the story of trans pro-skateboarder Leo Baker, this doc allows Leo a chance to tell his story in his own words, from growing up in the skateboarding community to coming out to dropping out of the Olympics. Here’s the official synopsis:

“As he faces the sharpening stakes and intensifying disconnect between how the world sees him and who he knows himself to be, the pressure to keep on the course or be true to himself comes to a career and life-defining turning point. Stay on Board is Leo’s journey balancing the gendered world of sports, transition, society, and skate culture, which ultimately leads him to the punkest thing imaginable.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Leo, I interviewed him here.