Whip It

Based on the novel Derby Girls by Shauna Cross, the directorial debut of Drew Berrymore, 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. Whip It hits theaters October 9, 2009. Visit the official Whip It movie website for photos, trailers, and more.

Bliss tries out as Babe Ruthless for a team named the Hurl Scouts, where she hopes to skate alongside the likes of Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig) and Smashley Simpson (Drew Berrymore). The movie also features Marcia Gay Harden as Bliss’ disapproving mother, Jimmy Fallon who is a cheesy hungover announcer named Hot Tub Johnny, Zoe Bell (skate name: Bloody Holly), Eve , and Juliette Lewis  (skate name: Iron Maven) play for the Hurl Scout’s rivals, the schoolgirl-themed Holy Rollers.


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