'A League of their Own' meets 'Hairspray', High Heels on Wheels is the story of a young woman’s quest to be a roller derby skater.
It’s 1965, and Doris Selander is the best carhop in town. When she learns there’s an open spot on the local derby team, Doris knows this is a chance to make her dream of being a skater come true. Her mother wants her to be ladylike and learn a skill, but what lady wants to type? She falls for Sally Lustin, the Derby's biggest fan and world famous folk singer, but this must be kept secret. Doris is accepting of her attraction to women, but Sally's husband and manager, Stu, won't let a romance wreck Sally's career and his lavish lifestyle. When the Derby Team travels, they are also known as the “Sanger’s Bangers” and deliver birth control to states where it is still illegal. Bucket Seat Betty Doris enlists Doris to join them to prove her worth. This is a story of a young woman staying true to her dream of wearing High Heels on Wheels, when the roller derby was one of the few places a woman could excel as an athlete and shine.