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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)
Freddie 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)  »

Also Known As:

Lipstick & Dynamite  »

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Playback (2012) 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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the way it REALLY was
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Here's a story we haven't been told repeatedly, a story of the way it really was "way back when."

"Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling" interviews the rather plain spoken, straightforward women who were the pioneers of women's wrestling, back when it was know as "the girl wrestlers." Anyone who wonders just how far the women's rights movement has actually come needs to watch this, and then be thankful that these 'tough broads' paved the way for women to be what they want, just like men-- and just like men, no matter how stupid the goal, it gets to be their choice.

I want this doc on DVD. Tough, brutal, plain, and worth every moment. .


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