Sunday, March 06, 2005
Million Dollar Bully
I noticed Million Dollar Baby when it first came out, but didn't see it. I like Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, but I don't like female boxing. All I've ever seen of professional female boxing is a ten-second clip in a commercial for a fight, and it was one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen. Two women with blood all over their faces pounding each other...call me a wimp, call me squeamish, call me whatever you want, but that's not something I want to see. I don't even like watching male boxing. But when MDB won the Academy Award for Best Picture, I decided to go see it. But I stumbled across this article at the Washington Monthly with the title "Battered Women: Female boxing is brutal and hopeless." I know nothing about pro women's boxing, so I can't judge the quality or accuracy of it at all, but it does confirm something I suspect - female boxing is glorified catfighting, and Million Dollar Baby just puts a pretty bow on it. So I think I'll skip it. Either that or just rent Girlfight. Michelle Rodriguez is pretty hot.