Whip It did not do well at the box office over the weekend; it came in at sixth place and was crushed by Zombieland. Women & Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein writes, "I'm sad." That makes two of us! Here's what's weird:
How's Drew Barrymore's directorial debut? Well, some critics say it's a bit slow and predictable. However, all agree that despite its faults, the rollerderby film is "unreasonably entertaining" and more intelligent and empowering than most films marketed to women.
Conan's first guest since his concussion was Whip It! director Drew Barrymore. Drew shared a montage of ladies falling during filming that would seem misogynistic in any other context, and she and Conan bonded over post-concussive stupidity. Clip above.
Real life BFFs ("we text") and Whip It! stars Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat talk about leeches, feeling sorry for the guys on the set of Whip It!, and their interesting movie choice on a recent trip to (wink) Amsterdam.