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Whip It is a American sports comedy-drama film directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut and written by Shauna Cross , based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is co-produced by Barrymore and Barry Mendel. It stars Elliot Page [a] as a teenager from the fictional town of Bodeen, Texas , who joins a roller derby team. Bliss Cavendar Elliot Page is a misfit in the small town of Bodeen, Texas , with no sense of direction in her life. Her mother, Brooke Marcia Gay Harden , a former beauty queen, pushes her to enter beauty pageants despite her lack of interest. During a shopping trip to Austin with her mother, Bliss encounters three roller derby team members and finds herself intrigued by the sport in which teams and players are given pun names that highlight the violent aspect of the sport. Fascinated, she and her friend Pash Alia Shawkat attend a roller derby bout under the pretense of going to a football game, where they see the "Holy Rollers" defeat the "Hurl Scouts", a perennially unsuccessful derby team. Returning to Austin , Bliss lies about her age and tries out for the Hurl Scouts, discovering her natural skating abilities in the process. Joining the team, Bliss is given the derby name "Babe Ruthless.