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

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  5 May 2004 (USA)
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Ring legends such as The Fabulous Moolah and Gladys "Kill 'Em" Gillem Long provide candid insights into the history of women's professional wrestling.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gladys Gillem ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler 1942-1962 (as Gladys 'Killem' Gillem)
Lillian Ellison ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler 1949-Present (as Fabulous Moolah)
Mae Young ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler 1940-Present
Ida May Martinez ...
Herself, Girl Wrestling 1952-1959
Penny Banner ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler 1952-1971
Ella Waldek ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler 1952-1971
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Albano ...
Himself (archive footage)
Mars Bennett ...
Himself, Promoter
Maria Bernardi ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler
Eric Bischoff ...
Himself (archive footage)
Freddy Blassie ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Classy Freddie Blassie)
Janet Boyer-Wolfe ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler (archive footage)
Mildred Burke ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler (archive footage)
June Byers ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler
Rita Cortez-Lee ...
Herself, Girl Wrestler
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Ring legends such as The Fabulous Moolah and Gladys "Kill 'Em" Gillem Long provide candid insights into the history of women's professional wrestling.

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5 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Lipstick & Dynamite  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,982 (USA) (29 April 2005)

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$26,073 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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Trivia

Alt-Country singer Neko Case, who performs on the soundtrack, discovered while watching a rough cut of the film that one of the wrestlers, Ella Waldek, is actually an aunt of hers whom she had never met before. They subsequently met for the first time at the film's premiere. See more »

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Features What's My Line? (1950) See more »

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Grandma Vs The Crusher
Sung by (Reverend) Billy C. Wirtz
Published in the album, "Songs of Faith and Inflammation"
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These women were great!
3 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a wrestling match with women. I don't know how common it was in the early seventies when I used to see some wrestling on TV when sitting at the bar on Sunday morning, but there was never any on. I have never seen the cuties that wrestle for the WWE now. So, I have nothing to compare, but I was just simply fascinated listening to these women and seeing clips from their matches in the 40s and 50s.

These women were the real thing. They were out there putting their bodies on the line and giving it all they had. Some complained that they were financially abused, but then I see them talk about all the things they could now buy that they couldn't before, so I don't know.

These were athletes in every sense of the word; not bimbo's that are doing it just to titillate.


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