Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Things have changed significantly for women in the industry of professional wrestling since 2014. That’s thanks to a deep roster of committed, athletic women who refuse to be bound by the old stereotypes made popular by the ’90s Attitude Era and that lingered on decades past their welcome. From about 1999 until all-too-recently, the typical woman’s match would involve the words “cat fight” and/or “bra and panties.”
What made America’s sports entertainment titan WWE change its approach to women’s wrestling? In 2014, a revolution of sorts began to stir down in NXT, WWE’s developmental promotion. Triple H, a veteran of the Attitude Era and son-in-law of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, guided NXT to recruit some of the best female wrestlers he could find and groomed them to change the way the world looks at women in the industry. The most famous of these women are the self-styled “Four Horsewomen,” Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch, but it goes beyond just them in the new era of many women becoming full-fledged superstars. Let’s take a look at all of the key players in this brave new world of non-sexualized female wrestling.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
SRD’s Movie Night is BACK BACK BACK! And boy do we have an entry for the ages! It’s the 1978 cult classic STARCRASH! This will be the first time Vinny and Chris have seen this disaster piece, while Dave has seen it once before. We won’t spoil any of it for you because it must be seen to be believed!
- Movie on YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqcGK72XYQ)
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Okay, so this will be a quick post about something I feel is important to say, because this thing has completely taken over my immediate world, but I won't say too much because I'm going to be writing about it in a more in-depth and comprehensive way on a website with far more reach than my personal blog. Consider this a preamble for what is to come soon...
A few hours ago, I watched what is probably the best new documentary I have personally seen in at least five years. It's called Room Full of Spoons, directed by debut filmmaker Rick Harper. It documents and explores the making of the cult phenomenon The Room, starring and written by the legendary Tommy Wiseau.
Now, there have been so many projects parodying and examining The Room phenomenon since it's release in 2003, but there have always been a lot of unanswered questions, a lot of mysteries surrounding it. Many of these mysteries were put to bed with Greg Sestero's amazing book, The Disaster Artist, but most of the big ones remained. Where is Tommy from? What's his life story? How did he get six million dollars to bring The Room into existence? These are questions most of us had long ago concluded would remain mysteries.
However, Rick Harper, a very dedicated fan, decided that he would be the one to not only make the single most comprehensive and definitive exploration into the world of The Room, but also to answer all the lingering mysteries of surrounding Wiseau himself. And he succeeds in spectacular fashion. Most projects like this simply acknowledge the mysteries and offer no answers, but this is where Room Full of Spoons sets itself apart. This. Film. Has. Answers!
Not only that, Room Full of Spoons is easily the most compelling and engaging documentary of this decade, and that is not hyperbole. All fans of The Room need to see this, support it and spread the word. It's up for pre-order now, and believe me when I say it is absolutely worth it. It will not disappoint you, rather it will surpass any expectations you have.