History Trivia / WhipIt

19th May '17 10:56:05 AM lbmcc2000
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* DirectedByCastMember: Drew Barrymore directs the film and also has a small role as Smashley Simpson.

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* DirectedByCastMember: Drew Barrymore directs the film and also has a small supporting role as Smashley Simpson.
22nd Nov '16 7:01:41 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* TropesAreNotBad: Invoked by Creator/RogerEbert in his review of the film, pointing out that first-time director Barrymore had demonstrated a strong understanding of why things work the way they work in a sports movie.
16th Nov '16 9:48:30 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For someone who follows UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, there are numerous things shown in the movie that pin the events of the movie to a period in the mid-2000s; most notably, fighting has gone from largely ignored to explicitly forbidden, and the two-whistle start seen in the movie has disappeared in favor of a single whistle releasing both the pack and the jammers.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For someone who follows UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, there are numerous things shown in the movie that pin the events of the movie to a period in the mid-2000s; most notably, fighting has gone from largely ignored to explicitly forbidden, and the two-whistle start seen in the movie has disappeared in favor of a single whistle releasing both the pack and the jammers. More generally, the film's fashions and music are loving homages to the mid-2000s indie scene.
16th Nov '16 9:44:16 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* CastTheExpert: Aside from the actresses playing their respective team captains, most of the skaters in the fictional TXRD are played by actual UsefulNotes/RollerDerby players.

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* CastTheExpert: Aside from the actresses playing their respective team captains, billed actresses, most of the skaters in the fictional TXRD are played by actual UsefulNotes/RollerDerby players.
16th Nov '16 9:43:29 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* CastTheExpert: Aside from Juliette Lewis, the Holy Rollers are played by actual Roller Derby players.

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* CastTheExpert: Aside from Juliette Lewis, the Holy Rollers actresses playing their respective team captains, most of the skaters in the fictional TXRD are played by actual Roller Derby UsefulNotes/RollerDerby players.
14th Nov '16 4:57:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Maggie tells Bliss (Creator/EllenPage) that [[{{Juno}} having a kid changes everything.]] Bliss smirks in response. She also claims to be 22 when she is actually 17, alluding to Ellen Page's very youthful looks.
* DawsonCasting: Twenty-two year old Ellen Page playing seventeen year old Bliss (who pretends to be twenty-two in order to get on the UsefulNotes/RollerDerby team, hilariously enough).
* NamesTheSame: Bliss shares her field name, Babe Ruthless, with a monster from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. It's also the name of an actual Roller Derby skater.
* RealLifeRelative: Bliss' younger sister Shania was played by Eulala Scheel, who happens to be Marcia Gay Harden's real-life daughter.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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Maggie tells Bliss (Creator/EllenPage) that [[{{Juno}} having a kid changes everything.]] Bliss smirks in response. She also claims to be 22 when she is actually 17, alluding to Ellen Page's very youthful looks.
** Maggie also tells Bliss that she can never have enough Lash Blast. That's a Cover Girl product, of which Drew Barrymore is a spokeswoman.
* CastTheExpert: Aside from Juliette Lewis, the Holy Rollers are played by actual Roller Derby players.
* DawsonCasting: Twenty-two year old Ellen Page playing seventeen year old Bliss (who pretends to be twenty-two in order to get on the UsefulNotes/RollerDerby team, hilariously enough).
enough). And averted with Juliette Lewis - who was thirty-six years old, just like Iron Maven.
* NamesTheSame: DirectedByCastMember: Drew Barrymore directs the film and also has a small role as Smashley Simpson.
* NamesTheSame:
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Bliss shares her field name, Babe Ruthless, with a monster from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. It's also the name of an actual Roller Derby skater.
** Singer {{Music/Eve}} who plays Rosa Sparks used the RedBaron 'Eve of Destruction' when she first started out. A player in the film is called Eva Destruction.
* RealLifeRelative: Bliss' younger sister Shania was played by Eulala Scheel, who happens to be Marcia Gay Harden's real-life daughter. This lends some RealitySubtext to Shania being Brooke's preferred daughter early in the film.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The book is inspired heavily by Shauna Cross's own experience in roller derby. Maggie Mayhem was her stage name.
12th Apr '16 1:15:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: An easy, easy pass as this movie is all about relationships between women.
12th Apr '16 1:15:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/HomeAlone Daniel Stern]] and [[Film/{{Flubber}} Marcia Gay Harden]] as Bliss' parents.
** [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Kristen Wiig]], Eve, Creator/DrewBarrymore, and Creator/JulietteLewis as roller derby girls.
** Creator/HarMarSuperstar appears as the bench coach of the Fight Attendants.
** Creator/ZoeBell appears in ths film.
** [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Johnny Rocket.
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Maeby Fünke]]
** For a local HITG, many of the supporting skaters were actual skaters from the Los Angeles derby scene.
19th Mar '16 5:59:46 PM RoseAndHeather
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* RealLifeRelative: Bliss' younger sister Shania was played by Eulala Scheel, who happens to be Marcia Gay Harden's real-life daughter.
13th Feb '16 2:16:42 PM MarkLungo
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* DawsonCasting: Twenty-two year old Ellen Page playing seventeen year old Bliss (who pretends to be twenty-two in order to get on the roller derby team, hilariously enough).

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* DawsonCasting: Twenty-two year old Ellen Page playing seventeen year old Bliss (who pretends to be twenty-two in order to get on the roller derby UsefulNotes/RollerDerby team, hilariously enough).



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For someone who follows RollerDerby, there are numerous things shown in the movie that pin the events of the movie to a period in the mid-2000s; most notably, fighting has gone from largely ignored to explicitly forbidden, and the two-whistle start seen in the movie has disappeared in favor of a single whistle releasing both the pack and the jammers.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For someone who follows RollerDerby, UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, there are numerous things shown in the movie that pin the events of the movie to a period in the mid-2000s; most notably, fighting has gone from largely ignored to explicitly forbidden, and the two-whistle start seen in the movie has disappeared in favor of a single whistle releasing both the pack and the jammers.
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