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OUT IN THE RING The LGBTQ+ Wrestling Documentary


Out In The Ring: The First LGBTQ+ Wrestling Documentary

Out of the Ring is a new documentary that explores the history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

Using a combination of interviews with LGBTQ+ wrestling talent, allies and historians, the documentary uncovers the unique history of the industry and the rise of visibility for performers and fans around the world.

The film is slated for completion in spring of 2021 and is currently seeking to get our completion funds in place for the film (Editing, animation/motion graphics, sound mixing/editing, legal and publicity).

The film features a long list of stars and experts which includes:

  • Current AEW superstar Sonny Kiss
  • Current AEW Women’s star Diamante
  • Current Impact Knockout Kiera Hogan
  • MLW/Evolve/All Japan pro standout Mike Parrow
  • Former NWA women’s champion, WWF/WWE star and wrestling legend
  • Susan “Tex” Green
  • Former EVE Women’s champ and featured NXT UK performer Charlie Morgan
  • Shimmer, EVE and Ring of Honor star Kaitlin Diemond
  • Global Indie wrestling sensation, multi promotional champion and promoter, EFFY (Effy’s Big Gay Brunch)
  • Hoodslam co-founder/promoter and trans wrestling trailblazer, The Dark Sheik
  • Chocolate City Wrestling champ, Co-promoter of Prime Time Pro Wrestling (DC) and groundbreaking creator of LGBTQ+ wrestling shows Butch Vs.Gore and Paris Is Bumping, Billy Dixon
  • Australian Indie wrestling star “The Samoan Diva” Jason Dewhurst
  • Texas-based indie women’s star Reiza Clarke
  • Wrestler and Pride Championship Wrestling promoter (The longest-running LGBTQ+ helmed and themed wrestling promotion in North America, founded in 2012) , Iggy “Madness” Mendoza
  • Fast rising women’s star and groundbreaking trans performer, Lola Starr
  • Multi promotional indie wrestling champion and featured NXT UK star AC Mack
  • 25+ year veteran indie wrestler and historian, Scott “Sgt. Dickson” McEwan
  • Canadian indie star Tom “The Cadet” Morton
  • Former wrestler and Shawn Michael’s Wrestling Academy trainee, Steven Blair
  • Florida tag team wrestling star Kiki Roberts (One half of Fabulous Fitness)
  • Multi time indie wrestling champion Ashton Starr
  • Rising Midwest indie sensation DJ Summers
  • Out wrestling journalist and founder of Pro Wrestling Torch, Wade Keller
  • Wrestling Journalist/historian, author ( The Wrestling Hall of Fame series, Benoit for ECW press) and founder of Slam! Wrestling, Greg Oliver
  • Renowned author/historian (The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Mad Dogs Midgets And Screwjobs), and biographer for LGBTQ+ wrestling legend Pat Patterson (Accepted), Bertrand Hebert
  • Noted historian and author Pat Laprade (Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle, The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Mad Dogs Midgets and Screwjobs)
  • California indie wrestling star and historian Kurt Brown, AKA Vandal Drummond
  • Florida tag team star Big Kahuna Khan (One half of Fabulous Fitness)
  • Drag superstar and noted wrestling writer (Huffington Post, etc.) Pollo Del Mar, AKA Paul Pratt
  • Former WWE/TNA IMPACT women’s wrestling champion and legend Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria/Tara)
  • Former TNA IMPACT star SoCal Val (Valerie Wyndham)
  • Demand Lucha promoter/co-owner and Mexican wrestling historian, Jordan Marquez
  • Wrestler and Smash Wrestling promoter/owner Sebastian Suave

Check out the trailer below and be sure to also check out the crowdfunding page here.

First trailer: OUT IN THE RING from Ryan Bruce Levey on Vimeo.

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