Those demure Lonestar Rollergirls -- among them Honey Homicide, Scarlett O'Terror, Miss Conduct and Helena Handbasket -- may get some help this year with their oversized bills for fishnet stockings and dog collars.
They've been optioned to do a cable television show, says Frazier "Fritz" Blaw, one of the league's referees (and the intrepid owner of Austin's Motorblade Postering Service.)
"We have been moved from a ratty old warehouse to a movie sound stage," he says. "Look for me (on A&E) in the fall."
No doubt the audience will be more interested in watching the rollergirls, who hail from teams with such sweet and virginal names as the Cherry Bombs, Hellcats and Putas del Fuego (Whores of Fire).
Among the contestants will be Jail Bait (pictured above). She wears the prim Catholic school uniform of the Holy Rollers.
She also has a touching life story, which you can read on the Lonestar web site.
Here's how it begins:
"She was born in Austin, but at the age of two, her parents moved her to New Mexico. They figured the small town atmosphere would be a good place to raise a little girl ... Boy, were they ever wrong!"
(posted on February 19, 2005)
Copyright © 2005 by Robert Burnson