Derby Girl by Shauna CrossMeet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas.
Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.
Bliss escape? Take up Roller Derby.
When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.
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The right music goes a long way toward enticing me to watch again. So I watched it again. You have been warned. From the outside, Whip It is a fairly typical coming of age story. Bliss Cavendar Ellen Page is a misfit indi-rock teen girl who lives in a small Texan town.
Bliss Cavendar Ellen Page is a misfit in the small town of Bodeen, Texas, with no sense of direction in her life. Her mother, Brooke Marcia Gay Harden , a former beauty queen, pushes her to enter beauty pageants despite her lack of interest. During a shopping trip to Austin with her mother, Bliss encounters three roller derby team members. Intrigued, she and her friend Pash attend a roller derby bout under the pretense of going to a football game, where they see the Holy Rollers defeat the Hurl Scouts, a perennially unsuccessful derby team. Returning to Austin, Bliss lies about her age and tries out for the Hurl Scouts, discovering her natural skating abilities in the process. After realizing she needs to be ruthless in roller derby, Bliss also sees she needs to take charge in other aspects of her life. One involves Bliss' love interest, a lanky young rock guitarist and singer named Oliver Landon Pigg whom she meets via her exposure to roller derby.
Whip It is a American sports comedy-drama film directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut and written by Shauna Cross , based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is co-produced by Barrymore and Barry Mendel.
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