Roller derby girls are the coolest. So you know that when a derby girl Pinky La Pain (real name: Sarah Hamrick) from the Greensboro Roller Derby League was getting hitched, it was going to be amazing.
With the help of local photographers Frayed Edge Photography, Pinky’s team, The Battleground Betties, and their arch nemeses/friends The Mad Dollies suited up for a derby-themed bridal suit. It’s feminine and tough in the coolest of ways. I especially love the juxtaposition of the French manicured nails over the beat-up helmet. Click through to see a bunch more of Pinky’s pics! [Frayed Edge Concepts via Buzzfeed]
Yay! The trailer for Ellen Page’s newest movie, “Whip It,” is out and it looks ambrosia for any stifled suburban girl, even if you’ve never broken some chick’s collarbone in a roller derby.
With Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Juliet Lewis, Eve and Ari Graynor (the drunk friend from “Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) all playing bad-ass roller skaters named Smashley Simpson, Dinah Might and Malice In Wonderland, how can you go wrong? Keep reading »
I’m a huge Drew Barrymore fan, and I simply adore Ellen Page. So, basically, “Whip It” is destined to be my next favorite movie. In this comedy about the roller derby, Page plays Bliss Cavendar, a 17-year-old who rebels against her mother’s pageantry wishes by joining a derby team called the Hurl Scouts. Yes, they wear demented Girl Scouts uniforms. With characters like Smashley Simpson, Babe Ruthless, Bloody Holly, and Maggie Mayhem (which is an ode to the screenwriter’s real-life derby name), this film is practically guaranteeing hilarity. And as for the name of the movie, “Whip It” has nothing to do with the Devo song—it’s actually a move used in the sport to get ahead of the pack. Keep reading »
I am admittedly not the most athletic lady alive. Last time I was on wheels was at a friend’s 8-year-old birthday party at the local roller rink. I held onto the outside rail and eventually ditched the rink altogether to eat a soft pretzel on the sidelines. That’s why I am obsessed with the roller derby, which the New York Times is dubbing a new trend even though it’s been back with a vengeance for years. It’s awesome to watch girls tearing it up out there on the rink—even if I can’t. From the punk-meets-club kids style to the quirky team names (Texecutioners, Mason Dixon Roller Vixens), roller derby is faster and sexier than it was in the ’70s. Here’s what you need to know about “jamming.” [New York Times] Keep reading »