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Title Whip it
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 111 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page Academy Award nominee*) dreams of escaping her tiny Texas truck-stop town. Unfortunately her devoted, beauty pageant obsessed mother (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) is convinced Bliss can only succeed in life if she wins the crown at the local Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant. But the awkward outsider knows there is something bigger and better out there. And in the big city of Austin she discovers a world unlike anything she could ever imagine; roller derby, with its girl-power-meets-punk-rock spirit and its liberating celebration of wild individuality. Inspired by the likes of Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig) and feisty Smashley Simpson (Drew Barrymore), Bliss tries out for a spot on the Hurl Scouts, a rag-tag team of scrappy underdogs. Soon she's trading in gowns and crowns for skirts, skates and scrapes becoming her alter ego, Babe Ruthless. Leading a precarious double life as a waitress by day and the fastest thing on eight wheels at night, Bliss is doing things she never dreamed of - including fearlessly facing off with bad-ass rivals like Iron Maven (Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis) and falling for a boy in a band (singer/songwriter Landon Pigg). But when her secret gets out, Bliss will face her toughest fight yet - to take control of the future... on her own terms!
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Roadshow Films in 2009
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Texas -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Texas -- Drama.
Friendship -- Texas -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Psychology -- Texas -- Drama.
Roller skating -- Tournaments -- Texas -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Barrymore, Drew, director, actor
Page, Ellen, actor
Wiig, Kristen, 1973- actor
Kanopy (Firm)