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Drew Barrymore WHIP IT! Damn if that isn't a recurring dream of mine...

Hey folks, Harry here with a trailer that I just love. Living here in Austin, you can not escape the glee and insanity of our Roller Girl leagues. I have friends that are girls, that kick ass with skates on - a move that is decidedly yummy! Anyway, sometimes Austinite, Drew Barrymore has decided to direct her first film - and the subject matter is Roller Derby in a feature called WHIP IT! That her team brandishes fetishized Girl Scout uniforms as their outfits... well, it is so wrong in all the most right ways. Give it a look and see what you think:

Go on and WHIP IT, WHIP IT real good!

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  • July 16, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by I am Jacks Wasted Life

  • July 16, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

  • July 16, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry- will AICN be covering the EMMY NOMINATIONS this year?

    by YackBacker

    Just wondering...

  • July 16, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page has my old Stryper t-shirt!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I've been looking for that thing since 1988! Stryper's new CD comes out this month and I need that t-shirt back to wear to the new tour!

  • July 16, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Where'd It Go?!

    by LaserPants

    I haven't seen it but it sounds like fap material, def.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Harry, you forgot to mention that

    by Sonny_Williams

    although this film is about the Texas roller derby scene, it was filmed in MICHIGAN due to their superior film incentives. Maybe Texas' experience with this film helped the legislature realize they needed to up the ante to attract film makers back to the so-called "third coast"!

  • July 16, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Why do fat guys...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    almost always, especially in Harry and Quint's cases, describe women with food analogies? It's gross.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    But Roller Derby is hella fun. It's a big deal here In St. Louis. But the film looks ok.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar


  • July 16, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I Predict that Roller Derby will get really popular

    by eric haislar

    after the release of this film. Girls all over will be doing this new trend.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I would do horrible things to Ellen's vag

    by semisaj

  • July 16, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    What the hell...

    by codymr

    is it with AICN and dead QT links? Over the last month or so when I click on a QT URL in an article the embedded movie file won't load. I just get that damn "Q". <P> Is it just my computer or has anyone else had this issue?

  • July 16, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Karl Childers

    Ellen Page bowed out of Drag Me To Hell for this mess?

  • July 16, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    It's not just you, codymr...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    it's a Harry thing.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    codymr working link

    by eric haislar

  • July 16, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    codymr - YEAH, SICK OF IT TOO!

    by Mennen

  • July 16, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    erichaislar - thanks.

    by Mennen

  • July 16, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by dioxholster

  • July 16, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    dioxholster is flange fluid

    by semisaj

  • July 16, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by robhouston

    ...or does this look kind of good? Maybe I'll just blame the music - that's always a good excuse.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Harry don't you think it sucks they shot it out of state?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Seriously lame that it didn't shoot in Austin or surrounding area. Rollergirls are definitely a cool subculture to be a part of imo.

  • July 16, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page is most def hot

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Drew Barrymore is most def not...

  • July 16, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Let's hope this isn't the same...

    by Disco_sucks

    as all Page's other sarcastic teen roles. She's always looked talented to me but she's got to avoid taking the Christina Ricci route and being typecast for the rest of her career. Too early to tell whether this is the same kind of thing but seriously, what she needs is a role that really stretches her. Be a waste otherwise.

  • July 16, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, how about some EMMY NOMINATIONS?

    by D.Vader

    Where's the story on that? Huh? Its just sad that the entire day has gone by and still, no story.

  • July 16, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Did Al Gore invent the internet fifteen minutes ago?

    by SmokingRobot

    Is that why this site has SO FUCKING MANY BROKEN LINKS?

  • July 16, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Oh, its now up in the Coax section...

    by D.Vader

    I swear it wasn't there earlier today. My bad.

  • July 16, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Was there a role for Racquel Welch?

    by skimn


  • July 16, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    Otherwise I will have to politely decline. A shower scene perhaps?

  • July 16, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Harry has "friends that are girls"

    by FameThrowa

  • July 16, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Drew's double chin

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    She hasn't been hot since about 1999.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Emmys are TV - take it out on Hercules...

    by palimpsest

    Tho it's being covered everywhere, so why worry?

  • July 16, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Hahaha, thank you TBers!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    "Did Al Gore invent the internet 15 minutes ago!" and "Harry has "friends that are girls"" has given me my good laugh for the day. Thank you Talkbackers, as usual you are the only reason I can make it through my average American mundage fucking office work day.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Ah, they're there now

    by palimpsest

    A place for you to grumble etc has been created.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by funnynamehere

    Meh . . . has she been attached to anything decent in the past twenty years?

  • July 16, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST



    actually most of my friends are female. And that's not even counting the pussys that happen to have penises.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore is a fuckin' goddess

    by SoylentMean

    I don't care what all you assholes think.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore is a fuckin' goddess

    by SoylentMean

    I don't care what all you assholes think.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    That statement deserved a double post

    by SoylentMean

  • July 16, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Barrymore should direct a Stephen King movie

    by SoylentMean

    make the circle complete

  • July 16, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Harry, the correct plural of pussy is pussies

    by SoylentMean

    Pussys is just wrong, yet so, so right.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    More grating than goddess

    by funnynamehere

  • July 16, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore, the director?

    by SoylentMean

    I actually wonder if this movie could be kinda good, I mean the cast is pretty good. Too bad I'll most likely never see it.<P> Now if those chicks were skating sans tops, well then I'd probably have to see it.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    funnyname, aww, you're stupid

    by SoylentMean

    Don't be dissing my first movie crush motherfucker!

  • July 16, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    No Diss Intended

    by funnynamehere

    I will jump in the wayback machine about 15 years and crush right along with you but since then . . .

  • July 16, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    True, the wayback machine would accentuate the crush

    by SoylentMean

    But then again, every movie is a way back machine, now innit?

  • July 16, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Ugly Drew Barrymore, ugly Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Who's actually pretty hot, but somehow they uglied her up too. No hotties allowed in our GO GIRL! movie. Yeah... this is going to suck.

  • July 16, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore is too skanky

    by ReportAbuse

    And Ellen Page is mostly attitude which will wear thin in a few years or a couple of bad movies. Barrymore as directrix? I don't see her as the next Sofia Coppola, seems more of a "I wanna do this" kind of thing that actors sometimes get.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    It seems like everyone I know that...

    by jimmy_009

    ...listens to Wilco also is a "big fan" of roller derby. I predict it will expand in popularity from just hipster douches to the mainstream. Then hipster douches will curse Drew Barrymore and this movie and no longer be into because it will be "discovered" and no longer good.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Ugly Drew Barrymore? Ugly Drew Barrymore?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by SoylentMean

    Bruce, you suck.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore is too skanky? Too Skanky?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by SoylentMean

    ReportAbuse, stop touching my feelings for Gertie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 16, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    You should Whip it! Whip it Good!

    by Yeti

    Duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duh duh duh,

  • July 16, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    She can't act worth shit

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I don't get her fanbase? She's ugly and has no talent.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    It's supposed to be skanky

    by kafka07

    It's rollerderby, beeotch!

  • July 16, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg is a giant elephant douche

    by SoylentMean

    and cleanses elephant vaginas! He cleanses them! Cleanses!

  • July 16, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Your mom says hi,

  • July 16, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I am an extra in this.

    by rayseedy

    They shot a few scenes from this flick at the bar I use to work at,so I got to be an extra. They told us to stand around and look "hip" and "indie". Meeting Drew Barrymore and Eve(the rapper) was nice, but I think the movie is gonna suck.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Austin Roller Girl leagues... wow. Scary.

    by Heckles

    Bet those beefy chicks sure can whip it. And super size it.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Which one, lockesbrokenleg? I have so many mothers.

    by SoylentMean

    That's really the best you got after I called you an "elephant douche"? Elephant douche says "Your mom says hi,"<P> Also, look at that comma, like you were gonna say something else but just couldn't do it.<P> Must be all that pachyderm pussy juice.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    What the hell isn't there to do in Austin?

    by SoylentMean

    It sure does sound like one kickass town. I should get a travel brochure sent to me from Austin. <P> Austin.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Did someone say Ellen Page is hot?

    by Heckles

    Yeah, when she saunteres up with that body of a pre-teen boy and her lesbo-in-training flannel shirt, hottness is the first word that comes to mind.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    It doesn't surprise me at all that she made this as her Directorial debut. Drew's always fancied herself as a RIOT GIRL and still thinks it's the 80's when roller derby's and Cherrie Currie were all the rage. She needed to make Charlie's Angles 3 in 2006 and finish it off as a trilogy.

  • July 16, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Enthusiastic Derby Fan

    by Balcony Fool

    My girlfriend introduced me to the sport, and I haven't missed a bout since. Awesome game, awesome girls, awesome culture. Sadly, 99% of the participants could be charitably described as "homely." <P> Looking forward to the film, but hoping it doesn't initiate a stampede of bandwagon douchebags. It's hard enough to get seats in the crash zone. :)

  • July 16, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    You could surf in Austin if somebody brought the ocean

    by SoylentMean

    Summon down a hurricane or something. Surfing isn't a sport. Surfing is teasing sharks.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    You have so many moms? Shit, I have fun ahead tonight

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 16, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Freddy Got Fingered !

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    True Story...

  • July 16, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Had to stop it at the part where she fell over and had her ass i

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • July 16, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    in the air on the skating track. for obvious reasons.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • July 16, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST


    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • July 16, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, wow that took forever

    by SoylentMean

    Are you crying?

  • July 16, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    No, but your mom is moaning.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 16, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page Is One Cute Lil' Pixie

    by LaserPants

    I think she's kinda gorgeous actually and I'd spin that spinner upon my GIGANTIC LASERCOCK like there was no tomorrow if given half a chance. But, I'm pretty sure she's into girls. Exclusively. Makes me wish I was a girl. You know, more than usual.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    "pussies with penises"...

    by -guyinthebackrow

    Stay classy, Knowles.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, But PG-13?

    by LaserPants

    Not a deal-breaker for me in other contexts, but with something like this? Kinda limits the fetish possibilities, doesn't it? Meh.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'd bang her silly/

  • July 16, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    You can only satisfy one of 'em Lockesbrokenleg?

    by SoylentMean

    It's the one with the arm stubs and the two glass eyes, ain't it? That moaning means she has to take a shit dude.

  • July 16, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Access Denied

    by mascan42

    Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:50:52 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 401 Access Denied

  • July 16, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Lucy Liu's Is Here Right Now

    by LaserPants

    Her mouth is full at the moment, she'll be right with you.

  • July 16, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Real roller derby girls are usually fugly.

    by Dingbatty

    Weird this is getting a movie. The new, new roller derby trend is four years old.

  • July 16, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    link isn't working

    by BadMrWonka

    anyone got a link?

  • July 16, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I got you jewels Betty!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    ....I got you jewels! Ah-Heee!

  • July 16, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page ...

    by ReportAbuse

    I'm not sure if I'm impressed with her acting or not...when I saw Hard Candy I was impressed, but watching Juno and The Tracey Fragments I started feeling like she was basically just being the same character in every film, that sarcastic overly clever teenager. I think that act is not going to wear well as she gets older so it remains to be seen if she has the acting chops to mature or just keeps repeating the same routine. BTW, is you haven't seen 'Mouth to Mouth' go Netflix it now. Great flick about a bunch of homeless kids in Europe who get mixed up with a cult and go on a wild road trip across Spain. She's not as snarky in this one as she usually is for some reason.

  • July 16, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page was great as Kitty Pride/Shadowcat tho

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    One of the only things I really liked about X3.

  • July 16, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I always think of Smithers version

    by ricarleite2

    When I think about that whip it song.

  • July 16, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    this looks fun.

    by ironic_name

  • July 16, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I love those "she's not hot" posts. if you were in 4 feet of her

    by ironic_name

    you would be crash tackled by her security, because you, yes you, you gargantuan tub of lard, are the ugly one in this slice of life.

  • July 16, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Harry, just stop with with the 'I know girls' thing...

    by quantize

    you sound like a sad fucking douche bag with a micro penis...

  • July 16, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Juno Was Shit, But I Loved Hard Candy

    by LaserPants

    I couldn't stand Juno. Hated it. I loved Hard Candy, though. It was kinda ridiculous, but awesome ridiculous. Juno was just irritating.

  • July 16, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Thx man you are a gent.

  • July 16, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore = Talentless Cow

    by Horace Cox

    Mooooooooooooooooo!!!<p> She would not have a career if her name wasn't Barrymore. Thank God for Hollywood nepotism.

  • July 16, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Barrymore Was Good in Grey Gardens

    by LaserPants

    She kinda totally nailed the role. If you've ever seen the original documentary, you'd see. She really nailed it. I was surprised as anyone cause usually she's friggin' terrible. Give it a looksee if you haven't yet. Actually, watch the original doc and then watch that and you'll see what I mean.

  • July 17, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page,

    by jae683

    for some reason she reminds me of a young Janeane Garofalo. I don't know why.

  • July 17, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russel already did it

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

  • July 17, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    E/T. rules.

  • July 17, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by DrMorbius res/14525841/standardformat<P>Take out the space.

  • July 17, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    so hold on, i want to fit in

    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

    am i supposed to like this or trash it? i'll wait to see what Quint says.

  • July 17, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Fine, then...

    by Slaphappy Slim

    We've established that Drew Barrymore is not hot, but Ellen Page might be in some quirky sort of way. I have determined that I should penetrate both of them repeatedly in the name of scientific research. Verily, I shall twist their nipples. Heartily I shall cackle as I defile them both.

  • July 17, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    I worked with a Roller chick....

    by Damned if I can login

    She taught aviation, was hot like *fuck*, and had a very atheletic body. She was married with two kids, and drove a long bed 4-wheel drive truck to work, which always made me wonder if she subbed for the other team on occasion.<p>I always had this strange little daydream of her body-checkin' the frag outta me while ordering me to commence with the carpet munching.<p>Yep, a sick puppy I am....but in the immortal words of Dan Fielding:<p>"I gotta be me."

  • July 17, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Drew is hot

    by liljuniorbrown

    To each his own I guess. Also,I'm on the side that thinks Ellen Page may be the next Jodie Foster...meaning never over rated as an actress and never wanting to know the touch of a man.

  • July 17, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I don't know what derby leagues you nerds have near you...

    by John Maddening

    ...but "the vast majority" of derby girls are not "fugly" by any stretch of the imagination. They're a cross-section of girls, The Vast Majority could kick your mom's-basement-dwelling ass.<br><br>700 leagues around the world, a central rulemaking association (WFTDA), the top leagues pulling in 3000+ fans a night... hopefully this will drive more fans to see real derby (which doesn't generally include punches to the face).

  • July 17, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Soylent, are you kidding or what?

    by Damned if I can login

    If you think surfing isn't a sport, try paddling out through the impact zone during a 6-8ft swell, wearing a full wetsuit with a board leashed to your ankle. It'll change your opinion, I guarantee.

  • July 17, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Stop with the Hot or Not! I'll Fuck Anything that Moves!

    by conspiracy

    And while that is a bold fucking is also for the most part true. Sure...Drew, depending on med levels and time of the month, can be a little bit of plumper...and she does have a somewhat Downs Syndromish face when her weight is up. But lets be honest; I'm a red blooded guy...and I'd pork her pudgy, pursed pooper from here into next week. From all'd be a pretty good Roll in the sack. Drew started screwing at 11, and was coked up at 12...the girl has some serious skill in the art no doubt. So no...she ain't "Hot"...but I'd do her..and so would you.

  • July 17, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy, I couldn't agree more, man...

    by Damned if I can login

    The "she's fugly" posters would be the first to jizz their jeans if she walked within five feet of included.<p>But 11 yrs old??? She popped it at 11? Wow. I've heard lots of gals say 13, but never 11. I'm starting to fear for my 5 yr old daughter.

  • July 17, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    this looks to be very lame.

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Banked track Rollerderby is so 1970's. And those helmets are too big. I guess Drew and her Hollywood pals have to make sure you see their pretty faces.

  • July 17, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Over rated as an actress.

    by liljuniorbrown

    And Never wanting to know th touch of a man, That was supposed to be my comment on Ellen Page and her likeness to Jodie Foster. Thats what happens when I try to type fast while posting from work. Also Conspiracy is right, I would gladly fuck Drew,Ellen Page,maybe even Ellen Degeneros. Atleast i'd have something interesting to talk about at parties.

  • July 17, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    conspiracy and Damned if I can login

    by thedoctor28

    You guys are my new heros! FUKIN A MAN!!!!!

  • July 17, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Little hipster would get thrown around like a rag doll.

    by GQtaste

    She couldn't do that for one minute w/o getting her teeth knocked out or a broken leg. She's a fucking midget.

  • July 17, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Damned if I can login

    by DrMorbius

    That is why people don't consider surfing a sport.<P>Only pussies wear wetsuits!

  • July 17, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I'd fuck Drew Barrymore circa 1995

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    But other than that i'd run from tubesock tits lady.

  • July 17, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I'd fuck Drew circa 17:14:57

    by TedKordLives

    That's what the clock on my computer says RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

  • July 17, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Damned if I can log in, yeah I'm kidding

    by SoylentMean

    Of course surfing is a sport, it's just that I don't think I'd put myself out there as bait like surfers do. Although I'm a little surprised we haven't come up with a fullproof shark deterent to keep them at bay. We come up with something like that and I'll try your sport. <P> Hell, there's enough stuff to kill us on land and we belong on land.

  • July 20, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    "THINKS YOU CANT DO IN AUSTIN" <P> Too fuckin funny... LMAO!

  • July 20, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I never surf without...

    by Damned if I can login big aerosol spray can of Bat-Shark Repellent. It's been available since the late 60's...