* AdaptationDisplacement: Few people seem to know that the movie was an adaptation of a novel.
* 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.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The pool scene. It breaks the flow of the movie, accomplishes little narratively, is very fantastical in a cinematographic sense while the rest of the movie is fairly realistic, and basically exists to fill screen time.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Bliss knocks [[BitchInSheepsClothing Corbi]] off a railing after she and her boyfriend make fun of her and Pash.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: At the very end, when Bliss' mom reads her daughter's Bluebonnet Ball speech. [[spoiler:It turns out that Bliss names her mom as the person she admires the most.]]
** Eva Destruction and Rosa Sparks.
** A little between Pash and Bliss, who are bullied by gaybashing schoolmates for their close and exclusive friendship, and are shown to be quite touchy feely with one another.
** In general, the film is tailored to the female eye, being a story about a girl finding her place in the world, and mainly aimed for female viewers. The point of the main character's relationship is essentially "boyfriends actually stink so stick with your ladies".
** If you listen to Eva and Rosa's conversation, they flirt with "there's some stuff I'm pretty sure I could teach you". How does the final encounter between Bliss and Iron Maven go? Maven, who has been relatively antagonistic towards Bliss the whole film, compliments one of Bliss' moves and Bliss responds that she'll teach her sometime. If the subtext of the line is consistent, that would definitely shed an interesting light on many interactions between [[FoeYay Bliss and Maven]], especially when the food-fight scene ends with the two of them rolling around on the floor and Maven laughing as she's pinning Bliss down. It may be that this film is intended more for the gay audience than most people realize.
* 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]].
* RomanticPlotTumor: Bliss' romance with Oliver has very little bearing on the rest of the plot--it gives her a reason to ditch Pash, and a reason to reconcile with her mom, and that's about it. Though it does provide a neat deconstruction of the SatelliteLoveInterest.