Pop-Culture | Posted by Nellie B on 10/4/2009

Whip It!

Whip It: Be Your Own Hero

"Whip It: Be Your Own Hero"

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 …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/16/2009

Whip It!

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE. I love Ellen Page. If they made a movie that consisted entirely of her eating soup and talking to a cat, I'd see it. And I'd love it. I'm weird, moving on. Drew Barrymore directed, and joining Ellen are Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat (Maeby from Arrested Development!) Totally girl-centric (not just that but super-talented girls, as well) and looks like it paints these girls as passionate and powerful. I'm psyched! Thanks to Appetite for Equal Rights for the heads up!

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