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New Girls in Town: A Resurgence in Women's Wrestling

Maker of the Black Reel Awards nominated film "Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation," Rebel Life Media presents "New Girls in Town: A Resurgence in Women's Wrestling."
In this documentary a diverse collection of women share successes and aspirations in their chosen field of professional wrestling. It stars nationally televised performers Mia Yim also known as Jade and her former tag team partner Marti Bell. Kelly Klein, who is featured in Ring of Honor's successful Women of Honor Wednesdays online series, co-stars in this project. Also included in the film is mixed martial arts and UFC competitor Shayna Baszler, who is a member of the Four Horsewomen crew that includes Ronda Rousey. The first ever Heart of Shimmer champion Nicole Savoy and several other women round out a group of athletes that are helping to further the progression of women's wrestling. This film also includes a theme song by platinum selling recording artist Adina Howard, entited "Bad 4 Me."

  • Gezus Zaire
    Director
    Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation
  • Gezus Zaire
    Writer
    Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation
  • Kelly Klein
    Writer
  • Gezus Zaire
    Producer
    Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation
  • Stephanie Bell
    Key Cast
    TNA Impact! Wrestling
  • Martibel Payano
    Key Cast
    TNA Impact! Wrestling
  • Shayna Baszler
    Key Cast
    Entourage
  • Nicole Matthias
    Key Cast
  • Kelly Klein
    Key Cast
    Women of Honor Wednesday: Ray Lynn Vs Kelly Klein
  • Dori Elizabeth Prange
    Key Cast
    Women of Honor Wednesday: Veda Scott vs Heidi Lovelace
  • Lindsey Kerecz
    Key Cast
    Women of Honor Wednesday: Veda Scott vs Heidi Lovelace
  • Sarah Bridges
    Key Cast
    Women of Honor Wednesday: Leah Von Dutch Vs Crazy Mary Dobson
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    September 22, 2016
    Theatrical Premier
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Console / Handheld Device
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Console / Handheld Device
    Country: Japan
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Gezus Zaire

Gezus Zaire is a 2016 Black Reel Award nominated film director.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the community of East Cleveland, Zaire is also the founder of the award winning media outlet Rebel Life Media.
In 2015 he released "Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation" which was nominated for the Outstanding Independent Documentary category at the 2016 Black Reel Awards.
He is a nationally published journalist that has worked in television, film and radio. Bringing a diverse field of expertise that ranges from sports, politics, music, activism and history among many other topics, Zaire applies his experience and education to his documentaries to give them a unique feel.
Zaire is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts & Science in communication from the University of Toledo. He was a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter.

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