Saturday, October 03, 2009

Stitch it

On the movie beat and pointing out instances of knitting in films...

The roller derby movie Whip It briefly shows a grandmother type knitting on a bus while seated next to the protagonist. Considering the film's feminist nature and embrace of a subculture, I'm a little surprised that director Drew Barrymore didn't tie in the crafter movement in some respect. (Think of the punk attitude underlying Stitch 'N Bitch.)

For what it's worth, the movie is on the sitcom-y side but is mostly well-acted--Jimmy Fallon, I'm looking at you as an exception--and has its heart in the right place.

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