Friday movie: Girlfight
The film Girlfight directed by Karyn Kusama was one of the first films out about girl boxing. Released in 2000 it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Girlfight stars Michelle Rodriguez as Diana, an angry high school senior who is struggling to find her place in the world. As a boxing genre film, it shares some of the elements of the classics, the wrinkle of course being that Diana must also contend with the being a woman in the ring. It should be remembered that the film came out only a few short years after women began competing in the Golden Gloves, so some of the issues dealt with were still as raw as portrayed.
As far as fight movies go — this one’s fun and well worth adding to your queue on Netflix.