“Hurtling metal, meat and rubber through the concrete jungle at dangerous velocities.” That’s how, in 1998, Ken Li described New York’s underground street racing scene.
His article for Vibe Magazine, “Racer X,” inspired the incredibly successful “Fast and Furious” movie franchise. And today, we bring it all full circle. Li, now the executive editor at Newsweek, joined us on the latest episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b to talk about the first “Fast and the Furious” movie, which neither Emily nor I had seen!
If you’ve also not seen the Fast and the Furious, don’t worry: It’s very easy to find! It’s available to rent or buy in all the usual places — Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu — and at least at the time of this writing it’s also available to stream on HBO Go if you have an HBO subscription.
However you choose to see it, go watch (or rewatch) the “Fast and the Furious” and then listen in on our very fun chat with the journalist whose article started it all!