USA Today recently rolled out the first set of photos from the Drew Barrymore directed Whip It! Barrymore appears in the film starring Ellen Page.

Ellen Page, center, with Drew Barrymore, left, and Kristen Wiig, plays a teen who joins the derby to rebel against her mom

<strong><em>Whip It!</em></strong>

<strong><em>Whip It!</em></strong>

<strong><em>Whip It!</em></strong>

<strong><em>Whip It!</em></strong>

<strong><em>Whip It!</em></strong>

Marcia Gay Harden plays an overbearing ex-beauty queen who would rather see her daughter, Bliss (Page), in pageants than skates. Wiig (Saturday Night Live) plays Bliss' rowdy mentor, Malice in Wonderland. Lewis is Dinah Might, the star of Austin's top team. Bell plays a medical technician moonlighting as derby star Bloody Holly.

Whip It! comes to theaters October 9 from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Evan Jacobs