Rolled, Film About an LA Secret Society Dedicated to Toilet Papering

Rolled by Whit Scott is a documentary about a secret society of Los Angeles high school students that has been toilet papering houses for more than 32 years. We first wrote about the film while Scott was raising funds for the project on Kickstarter (the project was funded). The finished film is available for download on a pay-what-you-can basis.

In 1979, a kid from a small town outside of LA got together with three of his friends to toilet paper a house. One of the kids filmed it. They continued this mischief throughout their high school years. When one graduated, they replaced him with a new member to carry on a specific job in the group. These jobs included the “historian,” who photographed or filmed every house they hit.

In the late 90s, I joined this group as the historian. I recently convinced my three compatriots to recount their experiences. We collected some great stories and met the group’s founding member. I then went back to Claremont to meet and film the kids currently in the group, in order to see how it was doing since we left in 2000.

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