Chucks in Movies, Explored by Eleven
It’s not a stretch to say that young actress Millie Bobby Brown has a bright career ahead of her. Her breakout role as the mysterious psychokinetic Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things catapulted her into the public eye and made a crowd favorite of her almost overnight.
While we fans still have eight months until Season Two of Stranger Things drops on Netflix, we can enjoy watching Millie Bobby Brown in her current project, Forever Chuck, a digital and social media series that examines three core cultural scenes that have made the Chuck Taylor shoe iconic. These are: film and TV, LA culture and style, and the world of fashion from runways to the streets.
Created by Converse and directed by award-winning filmmaker Karim Huu Do, Forever Chuck has Millie Bobby Brown (yes, her name is best dropped complete) hosting the first episode, asking the question: Why do iconic characters wear Chuck Taylors? She explores why characters such as Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and Ally Sheedy’s Allison Reynolds from John Hughes The Breakfast Club made lasting impacts in the world of cinema. Helping her understand the importance of costume and how Chucks can enhance a character is legendary movie and TV stylist Stephanie Collie.
“The Chuck Taylor has remained a symbol for underdogs, rebels and teen heroes – the characters we love and identify most with – in films and television,” said Julien Cahn, Chief Marketing Officer at Converse. “By pairing some of the most memorable scenes of the past with rising stars of today, we celebrate Chuck Taylor’s legacy and pay homage to its place within youth culture – both on and off screen.
Watch out for the series on Converse’s various social media channels. You can find them via the hashtags #MillieBobbyBrownxConverse and #ForeverChuck. Here’s a sneak peek.