Portland filmmaker zooms lens on Rose City Riveters

Entertainment

Lindsay Trapnell behind the documentary, 'Riveted'

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — With their drums, chants and banners, the Rose City Riveters are a mainstay at Portland Thorns matches.

Documentary filmmaker Lindsay Trapnell said she grew up playing and watching sports and saw how the Rose City Riveters built and found a community with their group.

“When I went to my first Thorns game I was just astounded, the level of support,” Trapnell told KOIN 6 News.The numbers were like 20,000 last year, so to see this kind of support for a women’s soccer team was just incredible.”

Lindsay Trapnell’s film, “Riveted,” looks at how the Riveters became the largest, loudest and rowdiest fanbase in women’s professional soccer, 2020 (Courtesy: Lindsay Trapnell)

Trapnell has been shooting footage at nearly every Thorns game for the past 2 seasons. Her film, “Riveted,” looks at how the Riveters became the largest, loudest and rowdiest fanbase in women’s professional soccer — and the intersection of sports and politics.

“They really promote inclusivity. They want a discrimination-free zone and the idea that everyone’s welcome,” she said.

Lindsay Trapnell: Riveted

Trapnell was recently awarded the PDX Women In Film $5000 vision grant to help complete “Riveted.” She hopes to finish before the 2020 Summer Olympics as the US Women’s Soccer Team has done a lot to drive the conversation about equal pay.

Documentary filmmaker Lindsay Trapnell, January 16, 2020 (KOIN)

“I mean, they’ve sold out games this past year. Like I said, more than 20,000 (fans),” she said. “That’s more than some Major League Baseball teams, some NBA teams. It’s not like that, unfortunately, across the league but it’s a growing sport.”

Lindsay Trapnell’s film, “Riveted,” looks at how the Riveters became the largest, loudest and rowdiest fanbase in women’s professional soccer, 2020 (Courtesy: Lindsay Trapnell)

Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather

App

Download our FREE news and weather apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletters.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Twitter News Widget