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Lipstick & Dynamite the First Ladies of Wrestling

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Release Date: March 25, 2005Running Time: 83 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $26,073.00
Genre: Documentary, Sports

Gladys Gillem
The Fabulous Moolah
The Great Mae Young
Ida May Martinez

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A chronicle that shines a spotlight on the forgotten first ladies of the ring who travelled carnivals and side shows of the 1940's. Gladys 'Killem' Gillem wrestled women, men, alligators and bears. At eighteen, Ida May Martinez took to the road to flash the only thing she knew--how to kick, punch, and defend herself. Narrowly escaping date rape at sixteen, Penny Banner trained for survival. Still kicking butt at age eighty, 'The Fabulous Moolah' and 'Johnnie Mae Young' live together with midget wrestler sidekick 'Diamond 'Lil', and continue to take bumps in the ring. Each woman reflects on her own remarkable life with fond and bitter memories, reconciling a wild, flamboyant youth with the re... Full Summary >>