Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling (2004)

Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling

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Critic Consensus: This documentary on the early days of women's wrestling features an array of colorful, compelling personalities.


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A handful of pioneering women wrestlers look back at the wild and wooly days before "sports entertainment" was a multi-million-dollar business and female grapplers were regarded as a novelty (or worse, a freak show) in this documentary. Lipstick & Dynamite examines the history of women on the professional wrestling circuit (dating back to 1939) and focuses on eight female fighters, two of whom -- The Fabulous Moolah and The Great Mae Young -- are still involved in the fight game. Offering a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Leitman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Runtime:
Koch Lorber Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (21)

Fails to deliver much in the way of engagement or thrills.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Leitman gives these golden girls a voice -- that is the film's success. The failure is the narrative.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Globe and Mail
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Leitman gives us a comprehensive array of pinup photos, news clips and wrestling footage from these women's younger years, and gives the women plenty of camera time to emerge as individuals and personalities.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Don't expect the inside scoop so much as an unsatisfying slice of life.

Full Review… | June 11, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Hugely entertaining.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

What we get is essentially the press-book version of their careers, which is harrowing enough.

Full Review… | June 2, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling

You have to love these ladies. Where are on earth did these lasses come from? How do you end up being a wrestler for goodness sakes? Touching and memorable.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

So what if you're not a wrestling fan? These broads kick ASS, honest to God they do. Couple of em remind me of my grandmother, haha.

loserlessthan3
Deidre Louthen

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