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Whip It Featurette: Drew Barrymore’s Austin-Set Film Has Girl Power

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Fox Searchlight has released a brand new featurette for the upcoming roller derby movie Whip It, from first time director Drew Barrymore. Narrated by Ms. Barrymore herself, the featurette shows that this Austin-based film, which tells the story about a small-town Texas beauty queen (played by Ellen Page) who turns to a rebellious life as a roller derby girl, is full of girl power. It sports a great cast — Kristen Wiig, Barrymore, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell to name a few — and is based on what we hear is a good book (“Derby Girl” by Shauna Cross). Also, we love the sound of girls on skates beating the ever-loving shit out of each other.

Check out the new featurette below, courtesy of Apple. Whip It skates, kicks and punches its way into theaters October 2, 2009.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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