The true stories of The First Ladies of Wrestling.

If pro wrestling is filled with over-the-top characters today, they can't hold a candle to the larger-than-life personas of the past. During the '40s and '50s, many female wrestlers fought to make names for themselves. Some -- like Gladys "Killem" Gillem, The Fabulous Moolah, and The Blond Bombshell -- certainly did.

'Lipstick and Dynamite' is a documentary by Ruth Leitman that takes us back in time to hear true stories from the female wrestlers who lived them, tales that are sometimes tragically cold ones of exploitation, rape, and horrendous mistreatment.

Containing amazing and rarely seen archival footage of the dawn of pro wrestling, 'Lipstick and Dynamite' is an outstanding, entertaining documentary that packs a real punch. Watch the film in full, or snag it onto your own site, from

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