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"Whip It" stars on local stages

Posted by: under Movies, Music, Celebrities, Minnesota musicians, People, Red hot, Tickets Updated: October 1, 2009 - 1:36 PM

Juliette Lewis whips it out in St. Paul Saturday.

By Colin Covert
“Whip It,” Drew Barrymore’s terrific new roller derby comedy is stocked with musicians in supporting roles.
Juliette Lewis appears as the tough girl antagonist to star Ellen Page, and upbeat singer-songwriter Landon Pigg plays Page’s love interest.
In one of those impossible coincidences that make us suspect Illuminati conspiracies at work, both stars hit local stages back to back Friday and Saturday.
That'll do, Pigg,
Pigg’s tousled hair and goofball grin melt hearts like a blowtorch in the film, though Page learns the rocky side of dating a rocker (something Drew knows a thing or two about.)
He appears with fellow Nashvillian Erin McCarley Friday at the Varsity Theatre, 1308 4th St. SE in Minneapolis.
The 18+ show costs $12 in advance, $15 day of the show. Doors open at 8, music starts at 9. For more info: (612) 604-0222.
Actress/banshee rocker Lewis, whose band opened for The Pretenders on their last tour, shares the stage with L.A. beat-punks The Ettes and American Bang on Saturday.
They’re at Station 4, 201 E. 4th St. in lowertown St. Paul. It’s 18+, $13/$15, half off with a “Whip It” ticket stub. Doors 7, show 8.
Har Mar co-stars.

Also appearing in the movie are Twin Cities legend Har Mar Superstar as coach of the league’s top team, and rapper Eve as derby jammer Rosa Sparks.  Har Mar, Pigg and The Ettes also scored tracks on the film's soundtrack album.

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