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Gaea Girls (2000)

A look at the tough world in which Japan's Gaea Girls pursue a career in the wrestling and the training regime that all must pass before becoming professional.
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Credited cast:
Chigusa Nagayo Chigusa Nagayo ... Herself
Meiko Satomura Meiko Satomura ... Herself
Yuka Sugiyama Yuka Sugiyama ... Herself
Saika Takeuchi Saika Takeuchi ... Herself
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A look at the tough world in which Japan's Gaea Girls pursue a career in the wrestling and the training regime that all must pass before becoming professional.

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October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Intimate look at trippy Japanese sub-culture
26 October 2000 | by hammy-3See all my reviews

Just when I thought I'd seen all the weird stuff that japan has to offer, this study of female "wrestling" comes along. It concentrates on a number of trainees who are just breaking into the professional form of the "sport" and their androgynous trainer, who looks like she gets through a whole whale every month or so.

At the start of this movie I was pretty cynical and detatched but it succeeded in drawing me into their demi-monde. There's one particularly moving scene where a trainee faces her coach and is brutally beaten up,which made me recognise how seriously they treat wrestling, no matter how shallow or merely entertaining it may appear from the outside.


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