Movie – Whip It

Sitting here in my hotel catching up on email and other work and I see a preview for the movie Whip It.  I actually saw this movie on DVD a few months ago (before my local video hire shop went the way of the dodo).

Now given the themes of some of my recent posts I dare say you are expecting a bit of S&M here, but not at all.  In fact there is no sexual theme here at all.  Whip It is a movie about Roller Derby.  I love Roller Derby.

From the Whip It Wikipdeia entry:

Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on Cross’s novel Derby Girl. The film is directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page as a teenager from a small town who joins a roller derby team.”

And if you are wondering what Roller Derby is …

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a scoring player (the “jammer”) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer —in effect playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by more than 1,000 amateur leagues on every inhabited continent. [ed. – and is mostly a female dominated sport – go girls!]”

Also from Wikipedia!

Whip It was a lot of fun.  If you are looking for something to watch on one of these wet cold summer night, then I recommend Whip It!


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