Outside the Ropes Presents: Divas, Glitz and Glamour - The Untold Story of Women (2008)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Extreme Sports  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

To most people, the mere mention of professional wrestling conjures up images of ridiculously large men in silly costumes beating the life out of one another, but in this documentary viewers are invited to witness the feminine side of sports entertainment. Back in the so-called Golden Era of wrestling, fans would have likely scoffed at the idea of female fighters. Then in the 1940s, audience expectations were turned upside down when Moolah and Young came along to prove that females can crack skulls just as much ferocity as their male counterparts. It was Moolah and Young who paved the groundwork for such brawling babes as former Playboy model April Hunter, and WWE superstar Joanie Laurer (aka Chyna). From the WWE to the WCW, ECW, and even TNA, this lively look at the world of female wrestling speaks with over a dozen lethal ladies in order to explore all the temptations and politics that go along with being the "fairer sex" in what has historically been a male dominated industry.



women's-sports, wrestling-professional