Find Your Tribe With WHIP IT! Trailer
The trailer looks incredibly peppy and fun, which is exactly what I was hoping for from the quirky film starring Ellen Page. I love that it’s sort of a sports movie, sort of a romantic comedy, but mostly a coming-of-age story that’s definitely rocking it’s own non-traditional style. For those just catching up, the story follows petite, “indie-rock loving misfit” Bliss Cavendar, who finds an escape from her smalltown roots and disapproving mother when she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin, Texas. Taking on the rink name of Babe Ruthless, Bliss actually joins up with one of the teams, the Hurl Scouts, and discovers a passion for something that she never knew she was capable of feeling.
The film co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, Alia Shawkat, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Zoe Bell, Eve, and Jimmy Fallon. It’s based on the book Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, who also wrote the screenplay.
Whip It! rolls into theaters on October 9, 2009.