History Film / WhipIt

22nd Dec '16 2:25:20 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* HoYay: Lots of it. Some of it even made it into the film (Ari Gaynor's played Eva Destruction as a lesbian seductress).
16th Nov '16 9:39:19 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* NotSoAboveItAll: In spite of herself, Brooke finds herself drawn into her daughter's championship bout.
16th Nov '16 9:24:33 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Less subtly, a few jams of play show scores that shouldn't be possible - the very first jam shown ends after a single scoring pass with a score of 7-0, the maximum possible score with one scoring pass is 4-0 (5-0 with the jammer lap point, if the opposing jammer is stuck in the pack).
14th Nov '16 6:52:41 PM creader
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* AdaptedOut: Bliss' life in Bodeen is a much smaller percentage of the film's running time; an understandable reduction considering the visual appeal of roller derby vs. the prosaic nature of Bliss' hometown.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the alternative store in Austin, Brooke spies some bongs and comments, "Ooh, pretty vases!" The staff think this is hilarious, then one of them quips that, "They're great for tulips, really." One wonders how many of the censors realised a "Dutch tulip" is a fancy way of rolling a joint...


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Except for Creator/DanielStern and Creator/MarciaGayHarden, NO ONE can hold a Texas accent, and most of the cast [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent don't even bother]].
14th Nov '16 4:47:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The film supposedly takes place in the Austin, Texas area in late-October/early-November, yet the trees are still green and no one is seen dressing warmly (Bliss even takes off her shirt while outside in the morning air, and suffers no visible discomfort).
** And the funny part? It actually ''was'' partially filmed in the Austin area--just not around the time of year that the plot is set.
** RealityIsUnrealistic: Austin usually ''is'' still fairly warm in late October/early November, and the leaves usually don't start changing color or falling until Thanksgiving or so. That said, just because it's warm doesn't mean people in Austin don't bundle up. At least in Houston, everyone is bundled up once it's below 75.
* ArtisticLicenseSports: A subtle one: All the members of the Hurl Scouts are wearing the same skate - the [[http://www.roller.riedellskates.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductName=Wicked Riedell 265 Wicked]]. While the Wicked is a popular skate for roller derby, the nature of roller derby as a do-it-yourself amateur sport means that skaters' equipment is entirely left up to personal choice and the skater's budget, and a derby team will typically have a mix of skates from varying manufacturers.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The film supposedly takes place in the Austin, Texas area in late-October/early-November, yet the trees are still green and no one is seen dressing warmly (Bliss even takes off her shirt while outside in the morning air, and suffers no visible discomfort).
ArtisticLicenseSports:
** And the funny part? It actually ''was'' partially filmed in the Austin area--just not around the time of year that the plot is set.
** RealityIsUnrealistic: Austin usually ''is'' still fairly warm in late October/early November, and the leaves usually don't start changing color or falling until Thanksgiving or so. That said, just because it's warm doesn't mean people in Austin don't bundle up. At least in Houston, everyone is bundled up once it's below 75.
* ArtisticLicenseSports:
A subtle one: All the members of the Hurl Scouts are wearing the same skate - the [[http://www.roller.riedellskates.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductName=Wicked Riedell 265 Wicked]]. While the Wicked is a popular skate for roller derby, the nature of roller derby as a do-it-yourself amateur sport means that skaters' equipment is entirely left up to personal choice and the skater's budget, and a derby team will typically have a mix of skates from varying manufacturers.



* AutoErotica / DontComeAKnockin: Subverted. Bliss sees her dad's van rocking, and hears him yelling "YES! YES!", but it turns out he's watching a really exciting football game on a small TV in the van.
* BadassBeard: Razor.

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* AutoErotica / DontComeAKnockin: AutoErotica: Subverted. Bliss sees her dad's van rocking, and hears him yelling "YES! YES!", but it turns out he's watching a really exciting football game on a small TV in the van.
* BadassBeard: Razor.Razor has one to indicate how he's the team's hardass coach.



* BillyElliotPlot: Inverted. Bliss wants to do roller derby, but her mother wants her to participate in beauty pageants.

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* BillyElliotPlot: Inverted.Female example. Bliss wants to do roller derby, but her mother wants her to participate in beauty pageants.



* BoisterousBruiser: Smashley Simpson.
* BumblingDad: Mr. Cavendar
* CaliforniaDoubling: Aside from a few scenes filmed in Austin, the majority of the movie features Michigan doubling for East Central Texas.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Bliss's family has herself as the brunette, her little sister as the blonde and her mother as the redhead.
* BoisterousBruiser: Smashley Simpson.
Simpson who talks lots of trash. She and her fiancee have a SlapSlapKiss relationship naturally.
* BumblingDad: Mr. Cavendar
* CaliforniaDoubling: Aside from a few scenes filmed
Cavendar is laid back and rather meek in Austin, the majority of the movie features Michigan doubling for East Central Texas.contrast to his fiery wife.



* ComingOfAgeStory

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* ComingOfAgeStoryComingOfAgeStory: Bliss finds she fits in with the roller derby girls and makes peace with her mother.



* CoolMom: Maggie Mayhem.



* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Rosa Sparks is a black girl with her hair bleached blonde.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Bliss showing up to a pageant with her hair dyed blue pretty much tells us everything we need to know about her character.



* FriendlyEnemy: Rival captains Eva Destruction and Iron Maven are relatively friendly to their opponents, and it seems a lot of the roller derby teams hang out together after the games. Even when they get into a food fight, they're laughing their asses off the entire time.
** This is TruthInTelevision. Most roller derby leagues train as a league and friendships stay constant even as teams shuffle their lineups. Few if any rollergirls are only friends with their teammates, and one's [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Derby%20wife derby wife]] can be on a different team or in a different league entirely.

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* FriendlyEnemy: Rival captains Eva Destruction and Iron Maven are relatively friendly to their opponents, and it seems a lot of the roller derby teams hang out together after the games. Even when they get into a food fight, they're laughing their asses off the entire time.
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time. This is TruthInTelevision. Most roller derby leagues train as a league and friendships stay constant even as teams shuffle their lineups. Few if any rollergirls are only friends with their teammates, and one's [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Derby%20wife derby wife]] can be on a different team or in a different league entirely.



* InformedAbility: Pash is apparently smart enough to get into some fairly prestigious colleges, but we never see anything to indicate this.
** She does mention earlier in the film that she has straight A's, which keeps her parents happy enough to not be watching too hard for their Austin excursions.
** Completely averted with Ellen Page's portrayal of Bliss - Page actually got quite good at roller derby during the filming of the movie.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone

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* InformedAbility: Pash is apparently smart enough to get into some fairly prestigious colleges, but we never see anything to indicate this.
** She does mention earlier in the film that she has straight A's, which keeps her parents happy enough to not be watching too hard for their Austin excursions.
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Completely averted with Ellen Page's portrayal of Bliss - Page actually got quite good at roller derby during the filming of the movie.
* IvyLeagueForEveryoneIvyLeagueForEveryone: Pash stresses about getting accepted into an Ivy League school and ends up getting into Columbia. She does mention earlier in the film that she's a straight A student, justifying the trope.



* MaleGaze: Quite a bit of it at that.

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* MaleGaze: Quite a bit of it at that. There are a few shots of legs and asses for {{Fanservice}} purposes.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Iron Maven dares Bliss to guess her age. Bliss gives her a generous 'twenty seven'. She's actually thirty-six.



* PunnyName: Seems to be a staple for the roller derby girls. You have Babe Ruthless, Rosa Sparks, Smashley Simpson, Iron Maven, and Eva Destruction.
** A case of TruthInTelevision. Punny names are a staple of organized roller derby.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Hurl Scouts. Implied to be the case with the other derby teams, as well.
** Also TruthInTelevision: A roller derby team can have on it a stay-at-home mom, a banking vice-president, a physicist and many, many other kinds of women who are bound together by their common interest in the sport.

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* PunnyName: Seems to be a staple for the roller derby girls. You have Babe Ruthless, Rosa Sparks, Smashley Simpson, Iron Maven, and Eva Destruction.
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Destruction. A case of TruthInTelevision. Punny names are a staple of organized roller derby.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Hurl Scouts. Implied to be the case with the other derby teams, as well.
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well. Also TruthInTelevision: A roller derby team can have on it a stay-at-home mom, a banking vice-president, a physicist and many, many other kinds of women who are bound together by their common interest in the sport.



* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Bliss, at age 17, claims to be 22 years old.

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* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Bliss, at age 17, claims to be 22 years old. Ellen Page actually ''was'' that age at the time.



* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Played straight with Razor, but subverted with the rest of the Hurl Scouts (that is, until Razor gives another team one of his plays--''then'' the Hurl Scouts start getting their act together).

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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: SecondPlaceIsForLosers:
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Played straight with Razor, but subverted with the rest of the Hurl Scouts (that is, until Razor gives another team one of his plays--''then'' the Hurl Scouts start getting their act together).



* TeamMom: Maggie Mayhem.

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* SweetAndSourGrapes: A wedge gets drawn between Bliss and Pash after the latter gets arrested at a game, fretting that this will ruin her chances of getting into an Ivy League college. Bliss eventually apologises for everything - and Pash reveals she did get accepted to two Ivies after all.
* TeamMom: Maggie Mayhem. She's also a literal example, as she has a young son of her own.



* TimeMarchesOn: You can make a drinking game of the rules of roller derby that have changed between the 2007 setting of the film and the present day, and get quite sloshed by the end of it.
** The sheer number of elbows and punches thrown (both fouls, the latter an automatic expulsion), by themselves make for an extremely inebriated two hours.

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* TimeMarchesOn: You can make a drinking game of the rules of roller derby that have changed between the 2007 setting of the film and the present day, and get quite sloshed by the end of it.
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it. The sheer number of elbows and punches thrown (both fouls, the latter an automatic expulsion), by themselves make for an extremely inebriated two hours.hours.
* TokenMinority: Rosa Sparks is the lone black girl on the team, unless the (white) New Zealander Bloody Holly counts as well. There are also two minor characters who are deaf.



* TwoPersonPoolParty: Bliss and Oliver.

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* TwoPersonPoolParty: TrueBlueFemininity: Bliss's mother - who wants her daughter to be more feminine - is frequently dressed in blue outfits. Even her work clothes are blue. Bliss's blue hair at the first pageant is ''not'' an example however.
* TwoPersonPoolParty:
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Bliss and Oliver.Oliver sneak into a local pool and have one.
14th Nov '16 12:17:59 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** The sheer number of elbows and punches thrown (both fouls, the latter an automatic expulsion), by themselves make for an extremely inebriated two hours.
14th Nov '16 9:42:16 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* AttackPatternAlpha: All of Razor's plays have fairly esoteric names.


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* RealityEnsues: Babe Ruthless hitting the rail after a fierce hit leaves her stunned on the track for a few moments afterward.
14th Nov '16 9:32:14 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* DarkestHour: Bliss' skates are taken away, Pash has told her all the wrong things she's done over the last few months, she ran away from home and was forced to admit to her team that she lied about her age, losing her skating status... and then she discovers that Oliver's been cheating on her. When next we see her, Bliss is curled up on the floor at home in front of her fridge, stress-eating a bowl of leftover casserole.


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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: After Bliss' skates are confiscated by her parents, who have just found out in the worst way possible that she's been lying to them about where she's going and what she's doing during her "SAT class," Bliss is disowned by Pash in a cutting "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
14th Nov '16 8:31:46 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** The fighting actually isn't. Texas Roller Derby is a "renegade" league, which permits fighting under certain circumstances.
30th Jul '16 3:52:16 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: After Bliss and Oliver's Night Out, Bliss is walking back up to her house, wearing Oliver's [[{{Daria}} Green Jacket, a Black Skirt, and Black Boots (with Long-ish Brown Hair)]]. [[http://justinblythe.webs.com/whip-it-daria.jpg See?]]

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* ShoutOut: After Bliss and Oliver's Night Out, Bliss is walking back up to her house, wearing Oliver's [[{{Daria}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Green Jacket, a Black Skirt, and Black Boots (with Long-ish Brown Hair)]]. [[http://justinblythe.webs.com/whip-it-daria.jpg See?]]
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