Whip It (1)
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One of the things I enjoy most about writing is the often great conversations that result from readers getting in touch – and Channillo is no exception. So, when Feminist Flicker subscriber Briana Bryon (author of Channillo series There’s A Monster In My Bed. Oh Wait. It’s A Baby) requested that I write about a film that actually gets the representation of women right, I was only too happy to oblige. So here we are. Let’s talk about Whip It.

I have long argued that Whip It is a strong contender for the title ‘Ultimate Feminist Movie’. It is a story about women, told by women – but that’s not what makes it a success in terms of the depiction of the feminine. That success lies in the fact that the women in the film a...

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