Writer: Francesca Zappitelli (Screenplay)
Plot: An underground, underdog story of the prolific journey that women take to follow their dreams and find their way in a male dominated fight industry.
Runtime: 1 Hour 18 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Insightful Documentary on Tough Industry
Story: Ballerina I’m Not starts as Francesca tells the story of what gave her motivation to dream of becoming a wrestler, being able to follow in the footsteps of the legends of the likes of The Fabulous Moolah, we the struggles at home she faced and the training to undertook to start in the industry.
We see the different styles of wrestling that Francesca learns through the years, we also see the professional friends and enemies, the hardships and sacrifices she has made along the way for her dream.
Thoughts on Ballerina I’m Not
Documentary/Sports – Women’s wrestling is one of the hottest discussions in the biggest industry in wrestling today, the WWE. It has been years of the women trying to prove themselves as athletes over just eye candy and now they are finally getting taken seriously. With this documentary we get to learn about the women who have not made it to the big leagues and must try to make a name for themselves in the independent industry where the other competitors will do anything to get to the top. This is fresh to see because we seen clips of the men who have gone all over the world and found it easier to gain respect but seeing the women side of things we get to see how much tougher it is for them.
Scene of the Movie – Proving herself fight.
Final Thoughts – This is a film that shows how difficult the wrestling industry is for women, we she how they don’t always get treated equally even with the women getting taken a lot more seriously at the top of the industry. If you have ever wondered how difficult the independent wrestling scene is, you will learn a lot, you will also learn how the athletes will continue to learn their trade through the years.
Overall: Documentary fans and wrestling fans should be watching this one.