The Hooping Life

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The Hooping Life
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Film poster
Directed by Amy Goldstein
Produced by Amy Goldstein
Anouchka van Riel
Starring Hoopalicious
Art Linkletter
Shaquille O’Neal
Michelle Obama
The String Cheese Incident
John Savage
Garry Marshall
Music by Basement Jaxx
Cinematography Amy Goldstein
Gina DeGirolamo
Dean Chapman
The featured hoopers
Edited by Dawn Hoggatt Hollier
Span Productions
Distributed by Cinedigm, Passion River
Release date
  • February 2014 (2014-02)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Hooping Life is a 2014 documentary film directed by Amy Goldstein.[1][2] The film had its world premiere in April 2010 at the Sarasota Film Festival,[3] and focuses on the history of hooping.[4][5]


The film takes a look at the subculture of hula hooping, which was primarily spearheaded by women. Narrated by Shaquille O’Neal, the documentary follows several people who participate in the subculture, incorporating it into their daily lives in various different ways.


  • Shaquille O’Neal as the Narrator (voice)
  • Hoopalicious
  • Baxter
  • Hoopgirl
  • Tisha
  • Jeffrey
  • Karis
  • Groovehoops
  • Sass


  1. ^ Young, Kevin. "Kevin Young weighs in on the Charleston International Film Festival". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Kurtz, Rod. "Hula Hooping craze comes to Edmonton! (interview)". Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Weingarten, Abby. "Buzz flicks at the Sarasota Film Festival". Herald Tribune. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Hill, Angela. "Hoop-hoop and away: The hula hoop has taken on a new life". Mercury News. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "UPC brings film, performer to educate about hula hooping". The Collegian. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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