Dangerous Stunts, Life-Threatening Injuries... STUNTWOMEN Crashes VOD Today!
September 22, 2020 by Screenmag
JOHN WICK, WONDER WOMAN, TOTAL RECALL, TRUE LIES, BLACK PANTHER. Many of the most awe-inspiring stunts from these iconic thrillers were performed by women, and the story of stuntwomen in Hollywood has yet to be told. Until now. Directed by Chicago native April Wright, narrated and executive produced by FAST AND FURIOUS star Michelle Rodriguez, the new documentary STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY will thrill you then inspire you with its eye-popping stunt footage alongside the inspiring journey of stuntwomen battling for equality in the industry.
Here is your first look at the film...
Directors Paul Verhoeven, Paul Feig, and Anne Fletcher share their own experiences on the topic, while TCM staple Ben Mankiewicz offers an educational glimpse into the early days of female stunt work. The actual stunt experts highlighted in the documentary include alums of WONDER WOMAN, JOHN WICK, TOTAL RECALL, TRUE LIES, BLACK PANTHER, and VENOM, among other films.
“These unheralded heroines are the generations of stuntwomen who risked their lives in front of the camera, while behind it they fought for equal rights with male stunt performers, battled sexism and harassment, sustained life-threatening injuries and returned to the fray after each battle,” reads a statement from the producers.