Pop-Culture | Posted by Nellie B on 10/4/2009
Jos at Feministing already has a great review of Whip It posted, and I don’t want to ruin the plot for those readers who have yet to see the movie. Here’s
a review in brief: Go see it. Now.
I went to the local premiere with my 11 year old sister’s Girl Scout troop. It was the best Girl Scout field trip ever — I’m so glad that the troop saw such a pro-girl movie. Whip It’s plot is based off the young adult novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, who also wrote the screenplay. The book’s influence is clear: exposition, character development and the plot arc all play like a YA novel, not a
traditional movie. Whip It is unusual in that it pauses the action to take its …