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By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:30 AM on 04th September 2009
To promote her directorial debut Whip It, inspired by the true story of a Texan roller derby league, Barrymore and her co-stars showed off their skating prowess in a sexy feature for Vs magazine.
Wearing skimpy outfits and roller-skates, Barrymore joins Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page and Zoe Bell as they recreate the action scenes from the forthcoming movie.
Get your skates on: Drew Barrymore shows her form as she promotes her directional debut Whip It for Vs Magazine
Barrymore, 34, shows off her slimmed down figure in a variety of sexy, punk outfits as she dresses like a raunchy roller derby girl.
The film stars Juno actress Page as misfit Bliss Cavender, who resists her mother's attempts to force her onto the beauty pageant scene.
Instead, she joins the Texas Rollergirls and becomes Babe Ruthless.
Roller derby is an American contact sport, in which opposing teams try to score points by overtaking each other on a circuit track.
Girls on top: A scantily-clad Drew crashes on top of co-star Ellen Page
Wild thing: Drew substitutes her skates for a £895 paid of leopard-print Christian Louboutin ankle boots with a 5 1/2 inch killer heel
In one shot, a scantily-clad Barrymore - who plays Ruthless' teammate Smashly Simpson, crashes on top of Page on the roller rink floor.
Wearing a pair of pink hotpants and a leather basque, Drew feigns shock as she sits astride her floored co-star.
In the colourful photos, shot by acclaimed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, Lewis flaunts her slender figure in black bra, tutu and transparent body suit as she 'hangs out' in the locker room.
Girl power: Barrymore, Page, Zoe Bell and Juliette Lewis demonstrate their prowess
Hanging out: Lewis flaunts her slender frame in a transparent bodysuit
The full photoshoot and interview is in the new issue of Vs magazine
In the film, singer/actress Lewis plays rival roller derby player Iron Maven.
Playing up to the violent injuries players can often end up with in the game, Barrymore and Page pull their saddest faces as they hold ice bags to their 'bruised' face and ankle.
Barrymore admitted making the movie was a painful process and she regularly ended up with skating injuries while shooting the action scenes.
She told Time Out New York: 'What I love about the sport is that it’s real and high stakes. And by the way, it’s scary as s**t to do.
'I wouldn’t have guessed that the first film I directed would have a sports element, but then again it doesn’t surprise me, because I love girls getting to do what boys do.
'I love when [women] get to be women and not feel like they have to become a man in order to play in a man’s world.'
Playing tough: The group grapple on the floor
Battered and bruised: Roller derby is a messy game, but someone's got to do it
After 26 years in the film industry in front of the cameras, Barrymore admitted it was difficult to be the one in charge for a change - especially because she naturally rebels against authority.
She said: 'I wanted to throw myself in there so I could really go through what the girls were going through. I didn’t want to be that guy who said, “Just get in there.” I hate that - I hate dictatorship, I hate hierarchy, I hate sideline.'
Meanwhile, as well as promoting the film, Barrymore has also been filming Going The Distance with on/off boyfriend Justin Long.
Team work: The girls have a good hug
Despite splitting last year, the couple have frequently been spotted together in recent months, prompting speculation they have reunited.
Coy Barrymore told Time Out: 'We’re friends, and we love each other, and that’s all we know.'
To see more of the Whip It photo shoot in Vs magazine, visit the publication's website www.vsmagazinelive.com.
Whip It is released in the U.S. on October 2.
Flexible: |Bell warms up with some stretches
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