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April issue, FHM Magazine
"Meet Lillian Ellison, Lipstick & Dynamite's 81-year-old wrestler..."
March 17-23 , Time Out New York
Darren D’Addario’s “The Hot Seat” with Moolah runs with images from the film.
March 13 , New York Times Style Magazine (Men's Fashion Spring 2005)
Steffie Nelson’s item on the film in the front-of-book’s “The Remix” section runs with a photo.
March 13 , New York Daily News
Graham Fuller ran a very large photo from the film in Sunday’s Now section under what to “Look Out For.” Text written by Christopher Pacetta.
March 2-8 , Village Voice
Lipstick & Dynamite is listed in the paper's Spring Film Preview.
March issue, O Magazine
"documentary Lipstick & Dynamite focuses on the founding mothers of ladies' pro wrestling... who, back in the 1940s, went to the mat, literally, for gender equality."
March issue, Details Magazine
A great archival photo of Moolah ran with a quote from her in the “Know + Tell” section of Details magazine.
Entertainment Weekly: "When alt-country dynamo Neko Case sat down last year to watch a rough cut of the lady-wrestling documentary Lipstick & Dynamite, she... didn't expect to find a long-lost relative..."
L&D rocked the Miami Film Festival in February!
February 4 and 5
See Lipstick & Dynamite at the Sarasota Film Festival.
October 24, 2004
See Lipstick & Dynamite at the Hamptons Film Festival!
October 7, 2004
Lipstick & Dynamite was a big hit at the Chicago Film Festival.
View photos from the event
June 12, 2004
Lipstick & Dynamite rocked the Atlanta Film Festival in June!
May 24, 2004
The Fabulous Moolah and Johnnie Mae Young were on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, May 24, 2004.
May 23, 2004
IndieWire: Koch Lorber Films has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights (excluding pay television rights) to "Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling." To read the article, click here.
April 8, 2005
Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan reviews Lipstick & Dynamite, a new documentary about the brash and brassy women wrestlers of the '40s, '50s and '60s.
To hear the clip, click here.
March 21, Sports Illustrated
Nancy Ramsey’s very nice review of
the film runs in the “Scorecard” section.
To read the review, click here.
March issue, Independent Film & Video Monthly
Lisa Selin Davis’ feature on Ruth runs in the “Women on the Verge” special issue.
February 24, 2005
Journal News Q&A with Kevin Canfield: "Ruth Leitman's 'Lipstick & Dynamite' is a rollicking and respectful ode to the pioneering women of pro wrestling..."
March issue, Blender Magazine
Blender magazine review: "Utterly enthralling... the first film ever to appeal to feminist study groups and Hulk Hogan fans alike."
February 4, 2005
The Miami Herald review: "They were athletic, agile and often (but not always) beautiful. They were exploited by their managers, adored by fans and without conscious intent or purpose, did their part in upending stereotypical ideas of what a woman's place in society was." To read the review, click here.
New York Times Review: "A handful of pioneering women wrestlers look back at the wild and wooly days before "sports entertainment" was a multi-million-dollar business and female grapplers were regarded as a novelty" Read the review, click here.
May 4, 2004
The Hollywood Reporter sez: "Make no mistake, these First Ladies of Wrestling are some tough old broads. 'We were no goody-two-shoes,' boasts Penny Banner... 'We were the baddest of the baddest!'" Read the review, click here.
April 29, 2004
NOW Toronto: "In a scene from Ruth Leitman's documentary about girl wrestlers of the 40s and 50s... They're dressed in immaculate pantsuits and chunky jewellery, looking like grannies fresh from the salon..." Read the review, click here.
April 29, 2004
Variety film review: "Smart assembly of terrific archive footage is matched by spirited interviews with the tough old broads today, as they look back on their years in the ring when they pulverized the Donna Reed stereotype..." Read the review, click here.
April 20, 2004
Slam! Sports writes: "Leitman makes good use of rare archival footage from the 1950s, juxtaposing the present-day interviews with her subjects against clips of their younger selves, ... kicking, choking and body-slamming each other in front of cheering crowds." Read the review, click here.