Whip It Good!

by Eliza C. Thompson

Strap on your helmets and lace up those skates, ladies! Drew Barrymore is rolling into the Bonaventure Skating Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan this Friday for a red-carpet bash to celebrate the upcoming premiere of her new movie Whip It! If BUST could fly the whole office to Detroit we’d totally be there, too. Anybody got a bus we can borrow? It’s only a 12-hour drive…

Bonaventure will only let the first 955 people in, so if you’re in the area and plan to get your roller derby on with Drew, our advice is get there early! Admission is free if your bring your own skates, or you can rent a pair for a few bucks. Extra points if you invent a badass derby moniker for yourself, i.e. Malice in Wonderland (Kristen Wiig’s name in the movie).

Whip It, Drew’s directorial debut, premieres October 2, and is absolutely filled with fabulous female stars: Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Juliette Lewis, Eve, Kristen Wiig, and Ari Graynor (the hilarious drunk friend from Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist). If that list didn’t make you hit up Fandango immediately, check out the trailer here and get back to us. We’re already counting down the days!

photo courtesy iwatchstuff.com

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