American Women Athletes Part Five: At the Movies
EDIT: So I deleted this cause I was having trouble cutting the post, saw nojojojo and decided to leave it deleted, but it got crossposted anyway. Whoops.
Have a midweek linkspam. (Alas a blog? This post is video heavy)
I went to see Whip It a few weeks ago. It was absolutely wonderful! The Roller Derby scenes in particular left me cheering and full of adrenaline, and the fact that the movie made the love story a secondary plot and focused on her sporting evolution was the icing on the cake! And it got me thinking, of course. Sport movies featuring men are a dime a dozen. Sports movies featuring women? Not so much. So I went looking and came up with these. Note ye the overwhelming whiteness on the list. If I have missed some, let me know in the comments?
Whip it Roller Derby
Bend it like Beckham Football
Stick it Gymnastics
A League of Their Own Baseball
Million Dollar Baby Boxing
Blue Crush Surfing
Kansas City Bomber Roller Derby