This weekend I saw the movie Whip It (directed by Drew Barrymore) and I give it a good ol' fashioned thumbs up. Roller Derby is the main focus, but I fully enjoyed the story and I recommend this goody gum drop for sure.
I think the story speaks to young, alternative girls who never felt they fit in with the normal crowd (yours truely included). [As a kid I played a mean defense on the girls soccer team, built tree forts with my cousins (all boys), always had cuts on my knees, and liked to play punching games that left my arms and legs bruised for weeks. Is that considered a tom boy? anywayssss...]
Even though I skate pretty well, I think I'm too accident prone to actually participate in roller derby. I stick to cheering from the sidelines at the Gotham Girls bouts and supporting movies like Whip It instead!
The Plot: In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin. Staring Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Marcia Harden, Jimmy Fallon, Eve, Juliette Lewis, Landon Pigg, and Har Mar Superstar.
BTW, the Whip It soundtrack is pretty good too. Take a look at the tracklist below.
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