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  • In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up?

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  • In Bodeen, Texas, a teenage girl named Bliss Cavendar is sick of her mother, Brooke, forcing her to compete in beauty pageants. While shopping, Bliss finds herself in the world of roller derby. She lies about her age and joins the team. Through the time, she falls in love, betrays her best friend, and gets betrayed herself. Then, her mother finds out about the roller derby and all.

    - Written by oliviagrace4154
  • Bliss Cavender, a seventeen year old girl living in the town of Bodeen, Texas, is sick of her mother's obsession with her competing in beauty pageants. When shopping in Austin for new shoes, Bliss picks up a leaflet for an all girls roller derby team and decides to try it out. She finds herself a natural and decides to join the team. With the help of her best friend Pash, can she navigate love, friendship, lies, all without her parents finding out?

  • In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

    - Written by IMDb Editors


Whip-It opens at the scene of a beauty pageant for teenage girls. The organizer is making sure all the girls are ready...

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