There are only 13 (lucky!) days remaining until Whip It! is released to a theatre near you! And, the best part is – a woman directed the film. And not just any woman, the great Drew Barrymore. Here they are, the director and her star, Ellen Page, on the cover of Marie Claire (heck, I didn’t even know that mag was still around – well, good luck to them for surviving in a bull market!).
This is incredible! In this year alone, three films (The Hurt Locker, Bright Star, and Whip It!) have been directed by women! These achievements are near and dear to my heart because there are still so many fields and industries that need to be diversified. And naturally, as an older sibling, I want the path to be as smooth as possible for my sister.
Whip It! looks fun and entertaining, hopefully the coveted 18-24 male demographic will come out in force since movies are made for this ‘oh-so-discriminating’ population.
Whip It! comes out October 2nd!