looking again at “Whip it”


This film created a lot of interest in Roller Derby, and it gave the sport a huge burst.

And although it used the game as a consistent backdrop, it really was about one young girl finding her own place in the world.

And by the way, are Ellen Page and Mel Mellfire the same person?

And ironically it was the banked track game they skated, with a lot of showmanship thrown in.

So what is the point?

The film was 5 years ago, and today something has to get the game out to the public more. ┬áIt seemingly has become even more internal, with the primary viewers at the games friends and family, as well as pretty much the same demographics watching on the now limited live streaming because of DNN’s disappearance.

You may say there are now more leagues than ever, but is that really an indication of the game’s popular appeal, when attendance seems to be declining in many venues.

You have to decide if that is even important and what is the problem if there is one.