In honor of Drew Barrymore‘s directorial debut Whip It starring Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis and Barrymore herself, Fox Searchlight has just released a new “girl power!” featurette, with a bit of behind the scenes footage from the film and a few words from Barrymore about why she chose to get behind the camera.
Check out the featurette below…
Hopefully the films captures Barrymore’s positive energy and spirit! When I first heard about Barrymore hanging out at roller derby’s it made perfect sense, when I later found out that she was doing it because she would be taking the director’s chair, I wasn’t sure about what she could produce. But, the more I watch, the more I realize that she more than anyone knows the industry and has been able to stay positive throughout it all. If anyone is able to create a fun heart-warming romp filled with positive estrogen, it’s her!
The film is about a rebellious Texas teen (Page) who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby. Bliss’ disapproving mother (Harden) continues to try and get her to go down “the right path.” Bliss joins the teams in hopes of one day skating with her heroes Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig), Smashley Simpson (Drew Barrymore) and Iron Maven (Juliet Lewis).
The film will be premiering later this month in Toronto, and will be in theaters October 6th.
Who’s ready for some real girl power?