Trivia / Whip It

  • Actor Allusion: Maggie tells Bliss (Ellen Page) that 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.
  • Dawson Casting: 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).
  • Name's the Same: Bliss shares her field name, Babe Ruthless, with a monster from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. It's also the name of an actual Roller Derby skater.
  • Real-Life Relative: Bliss' younger sister Shania was played by Eulala Scheel, who happens to be Marcia Gay Harden's real-life daughter.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: For someone who follows Roller Derby, 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.