MINNESOTA MEAN – Review by April Neale

Minnesota Mean is a documentary directed by Dawn Mikkelsen that follows six members of Minnesota’s all-star roller derby team during their 2017 season. These Minesota Mean teammate women skate through personal and athletic challenges throughout the year to make it to the world championships. Following the individual stories of the team members with names like “Shiver Me Kimbers,” “Brickyard,” “Diamond Rough,” “Smoka Hontas,” and my favorite name, “Hurtrude Stein,” it’s easy to fall in love with their path to toller derby domination.

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