Whip It is a movie directed by Drew Barrymore and starring Ellen Page that chronicles a young girl’s journey to become her own hero via roller derby. Drew’s been promoting the heck out of it by making out with Ellen in Marie Claire, and showing up at the premiere in wearing a dress that puts Georgia O’Keefe to shame.
Here’s the official synopsis from Whip It’s site:
The directorial debut of Drew Barrymore, stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby. Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock) plays Bliss’ disapproving mother, while Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) and Juliette Lewis (Old School) play roller-derby stars. Also starring Eve, Jimmy Fallon, and Daniel Stern.
The best part of the movie’s site is the game where you can randomly generate derby names. Some of the ones I got: Dirty Anna Dread, Madame Brawly Crush, and Bloody Trash. Bloody Trash is my favorite.
Here’s the trailer:
Drew Barrymore has called the soundtrack to Whip It her mixtape to us. Aww. I like mixtapes, so I checked out what she put on it. Not bad. My alter ego Bloody Trash would listen to it while she kicked a couple of girls in the kidneys. I’d have to listen to the whole thing, but right now my favorite tracks are tracks 8 & 9. Peaches followed by Dolly Parton, that’s too awesome for words. Somebody pass the estrogen, Bloody Trash is about to slam some punks against the wall.
|1. Pot Kettle Black – Tilly and the Wall|
|2. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones|
|3. What’s the Attitude – Cut Chemist, Hymnal|
|4. Bang on – The Breeders|
|5. Dead Sound – The Raveonettes|
|6. Blue Turning Grey – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah|
|7. Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman|
|8. Learnalilgivinanlovin – Gotye|
|9. Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches|
|10. Jolene – Dolly Parton|
|11. Caught Up in You – .38 Special|
|12. Never My Love – Har Mar Superstar feat. Adam Green|
|13. Black Gloves – Goose|
|14. Crown of Age – The Ettes|
|15. High Times – Landon Pigg, Turbo Fruits|
|16. Unattainable – Little Joy|
|17. Lollipop [Squeak E. Clean & Desert Eagles Remix] – The Chordettes|
|18. Doing It Right – The Go! Team|
|19. Breeze – Apollo Sunshine|
~ Carrie Glass