Whip It is the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. It stars Juno‘s Ellen Page as Bliss, a teen who is constantly pressured to participate in beauty pageants by her mother (played by Marcia Gay Harden) so she joins the roller derby instead. Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) co-stars as her best friend. Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig and R&B singer Eve star as her teammates.
Whip It seems like an enjoyable girl power kind of movie. It will be released in theaters October 9.