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Old 01-03-06, 11:30 AM
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Anyone watching "Rollergirls" reality tv on A&E?

I taped the show last night but haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

It's on Monday nights at 10pm EDT and they're playing an encore tonight at 10pm EDT.

http://www.aetv.com/rollergirls/

A friend of mine was a big fan of rollerderby action from the 70's so I'm curious to see it.

The ads look funny and the names of the girls are cute. Venus Envy, Cha Cha, Miss Conduct, Punky Bruiser, etc. I was kidding my wife that Mrs. Pusser would be a good name for a rollergirl. Or maybe not.





For those who plan on loving it you can order the DVD set.

http://store.aetv.com/html/product/index.jhtml?id=75243


http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4819

For a limited time, receive a FIGHT LIKE A GIRL silicone bracelet FREE with every Rollergirls store purchase.

Traveling around the banked track at breakneck speed, the women of Rollergirls™ do whatever they can to help their team win and to sideline their opponents. One false move -- a slip, a trip, or a push -- can lead to a penalty or a painful injury. This is a sport in which bones can easily be broken.

Lux, Sister Mary Jane, Punky Bruiser, Miss Conduct, Venis Envy, Cha Cha, and the rest of the Rollergirls put their all into each bout and sometimes don't let little things like the rules get in the way of their quest for victory. In each episode, these feisty, independent women show the world that they know how to play hard.

For all of their rough play and tough talk, these women lead very different lives out of the rink. One is a maternity nurse. Another is a special education teacher. Several work as waitresses. So what brings them all to the rink? For these women, putting on the skates offers them a boost in confidence, a source of excitement, and a chance for adventure.

Follow the exploit of these fearless females as their teams compete in the league created by the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls, an Austin, Texas-based sports and entertainment company.

DVD Features:

This 4-disc set will contain the 13 episodes of season 1.
Bonus features are TBD.
Old 01-03-06, 11:31 AM
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Here's some more info:

Step inside the fast-paced, dangerous world of roller derby. Traveling around the banked track at breakneck speed, the women of Rollergirls™ do whatever they can to help their team win and to sideline their opponents. One false move—a slip, a trip, or a push—can lead to a penalty or a painful injury. This is a sport in which bones can easily be broken.

Lux, Sister Mary Jane, Punky Bruiser, Miss Conduct, Venis Envy, Cha Cha, and the rest of the Rollergirls put their all into each bout and sometimes don't let little things like the rules get in the way of their quest for victory. In each episode, these feisty, independent women show the world that they know how to play hard.

For all of their rough play and tough talk, these women lead very different lives out of the rink. One is a maternity nurse. Another is a special education teacher. Several work as waitresses. So what brings them all to the rink? For these women, putting on the skates offers them a boost in confidence, a source of excitement, and a chance for adventure.

Follow the exploit of these fearless females as their teams compete in the league created by the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls, an Austin, Texas-based sports and entertainment company.









Punky yields a bat almost as good as Buford Pusser:





sans bat:











She calls herself Jailbait:




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Old 01-04-06, 03:03 AM
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So, what was your review of the show???
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Originally Posted by AudioWizard
So, what was your review of the show???
I watched it. It was pretty interesting for this first hour. Nice build up to the final "bout" for the Rhinestone Cowgirls vs. the Putas del Fuegos.

Cha Cha definitely went a little overboard psycho on her teammates who seemingly "replaced" (i.e. forgot about) her after a certain injury last season took her out of the game. She was obviously overly bitter - I mean that IS how teams work. They can't just drop out of the league because someone got hurt and can't continue to play. They need to find a replacement and train with the new person.

Also I have a feeling this "pilot" episode was a little watered down. I would imagine there is a more butch, lesbian aspect as well as more recreational drug use involved with the sport that is going to show up later (the preview for next week's installment somewhat alleges this to be the case).

I will watch it again. It is definitely an interesting sub-culture that is entertaining to learn more about for at least a season.
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my girlfriend's sister is on a rollerderby team in denver colorado (rocky mountain rollergirls). i went to one of her bouts in november and partied with the girls afterward. definitely a lesbian/bi element, a goth/emo influence too, but most of the the girls are just straight tomboys. didn't see any serious drug use, just a lot of drinking and smoking. my girlfriend's sister is a devoted mother, doesn't smoke, doesn't do drugs, avoids red meat, works as a waitress, can't get her boyfriend to commit, etc, etc. just like anyone else.

btw, she had tried to register under the name 'Venus Envy' and discovered it had been taken (by a girl featured in the pilot episode).

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Shit, I remember Roller Derby from back in the 70's. Didn't they try to re-hype it in the late 80's and 90's? Anyway, I saw a bit of this tonight and it seemed like show that might be very interesting.

So what's the deal? Do they mix Rollerblades with conventional skates? Ihear dmention of Rollerblades but the pics Buford posted have conventional skates in them. I would think Rollerblades would be easier to use. Hell, even I skate better on Rollerblades than old fashioned skates.

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Old 01-06-06, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
So what's the deal? Do they mix Rollerblades with conventional skates? Ihear dmention of Rollerblades but the pics Buford posted have conventional skates in them. I would think Rollerblades would be easier to use. Hell, even I skate better on Rollerblades than old fashioned skates.
So say you! Do you know how the bout is played? Rollerblades would NOT work too well. In fact, a lot (if not all) of the girls have these conventional skates without the ankle support (so it is more like a shoe or mid than a high top).
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Man, I want to go to my trashey rock n roll rollarskating derbies without any gay rollarblades.
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I taped this but haven't watched it yet. I'm expecting to LOVE it!!!

Where can I watch actual matches in the LA area?!?!
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Originally Posted by Peep
I taped this but haven't watched it yet. I'm expecting to LOVE it!!!

Where can I watch actual matches in the LA area?!?!
http://www.derbydolls.com/
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Man, I just noticed PBR does sponsership for the Derby Dolls, awesome!
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I thought this activity was gone years ago. I almost can't believe A&E is showing this trash. Where is the Arts in Arts & Entertainment?
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Originally Posted by big whoppa
I thought this activity was gone years ago. I almost can't believe A&E is showing this trash. Where is the Arts in Arts & Entertainment?
Yeah, I remember when they used to show ballets and operas and stuff.

Used to be, they took roller derby off the air because it wasn't economically viable, i.e., the people who watched it were too poor and stupid to afford to buy anything advertised. Now I guess people will just watch any trashy shit.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Used to be, they took roller derby off the air because it wasn't economically viable, i.e., the people who watched it were too poor and stupid to afford to buy anything advertised. Now I guess people will just watch any trashy shit.
Threadcrap much? Don't you think you ought to watch it before designating it as "trashy shit"? Go back to watching Yes, Dear.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan Go back to watching [b
Yes, Dear[/b].

Oh snap! No you didn't!!
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Oh snap! No you didn't!!
He really meant to say watch the last season of seventh heaven.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
So say you! Do you know how the bout is played? Rollerblades would NOT work too well.
Bullshit. I know I've seen them used in Roller Derby. Perhpas no in the recent version, but I know I saw the in the past.
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I'm not a fan of the new school "shoot" style derby ( too much of the "smark" vibe going around) & this show does NOT help change my mind.
I think time is better spent ( if you are a derby fan) watching the "Demon of the Derby" DVD.
Even in her 70's , Ann Calvello could beat the crap outta those women give a wink & a nod to the smarks & not kayfabe (while flirting with all the men in the audience).

Inline can work for the jammer BTW.
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I am going to define you Wenders and buy a pack a PBR once I am able to borrow the money from my sister.
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Finally saw some of this today. I can describe it as a very poorly done Curb Your Enthusiasm. At least they could have put some actual Roller Derby into it. Or at least skipped the extremely phoney melodrama. "Their lives and sport are real." The sad thing is it felt like there could have been a good show made out of this world.
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Question: why do they use old-fashioned, 4-wheeled roller skates instead of roller blades? Aren't roller blades superior, speed-wise?

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