They say that our parents know best. They have gone through the teenage years, bypassed the awkward phases, gained invaluable insight and wisdom and it is their duty to then pass it on to us. But I am sure I speak for many of us when I say that we can relate to the feeling of wanting a different life for ourselves than the one our parents seem to have planned out for us. On October 2nd, Fox Searchlight Pictures present to you in Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It, a girl who wants a different kind of life.

For years, Bliss Cavender (Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page) has been dreaming of escaping her tiny, truck-stop of a town Bodeen, Texas.  Unfortunately her devoted, beauty pageant obsessed mother (Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden) is convinced that Bliss can only succeed in life if she wins the crown at the local Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant, but the awkward outsider knows there’s something bigger and better out there.  When Bliss sneaks off to the big city of Austin with her best friend Pash (Alia Shawkat) she discovers a world unlike anything she could ever imagine:  roller derby, with its girl-power-meets-punk-rock spirit and its liberating celebration of wild individuality.

Saturday October 3rd, in honor of the release of Whip It, there will be an event at Hot Skates in Lynbrook, where the Long Island Roller Rebels will make an appearance! Bring in your ticket stub from opening night of the movie, and you will be eligible to receive a free drink.

And we’re going to up the ante even more now. Fox Searchlight Pictures and The Campus Socialite are giving our readers the chance to win a special Whip It themed prize package. Interested? Here’s all you have to do. We all have that one dream, something that may seem a little outlandish and crazy, but no matter what we will always cling to it, with the hope that one day we may catch our big break. Tell us yours by sending us an email at and you will automatically be entered and have the opportunity to win.  Remember to include your mailing address so we know where to send your prize!

For more information on the movie check out and remember to go see the premiere of Whip It opening night, Friday October 2nd.

*Prize Package Disclaimer: No Purchase Necessary. While Supplies Last.

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