How well does the movie “Whip It” portray roller derby?

The release of  “Whip It” in 2009 sparked an interest in roller derby across the nation. As more people were made aware of the sport, attendance to bouts spiked. But was the movie more Hollywood than reality? An article on Derby News Network explores the answer to that question. is your source for news in the roller derby industry, as well as tips and information about track tapes (gaffers tapefloor tapeduct tape, and vinyl tape.) Share your comments and questions with us.

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