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Thanks to Justin’s long time friend, Kwalified, a diehard wrestling fan and dope emcee hailing from Hawaii, for our great intro song.
On this 11th episode, we move from our standard format for a special interview with the filmmaker of the new documentary Out in the Ring and a few of the wrestlers featured in the film. Joining us for this episode, recorded while the crew were together at Fantasia, are director Ry Levey and LGBTQ+ wrestlers Sonny Kiss, Mike Parrow, and Dani Jordyn. The 3 wrestlers and Ry talk about the film, the process of making the film, and what it’s like to be a queer wrestler in the evolving world of pro wrestling.
This was a very special one for Doug and Justin, who really felt like the film and this conversation shed a lot of light on things a lot of folk probably don’t think about. It was truly an honor to have this quartet of awesome folks join the Jerks for a little over an hour. Hopefully, they can all come back and talk more about their experiences and maybe even a few of their favorite films.
Make sure you follow al of the great guests at their social media links below and come back next month when we return to the “regularly scheduled program” for another great (or not-so-great) movie and more great (or not-so-great) wrestling.
And follow the details on where and how you can see the film at the film’s official Twitter page, too!
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