Watch Elvire Emanuelle take on Boys in Wrestling in Olivia Newman’s ‘First Match’ (Trailer) on Netflix



“We talked about this, he’s not your legal guardian anymore.” Hardened by years in foster care, in ‘First Match’ a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the all-boys’ wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

“I told you about coming around here.” “Coming from wrestling practice if you’re so nosy.” “I never heard of no girls wrestling on no boys team.” “See for yourself.” She soon learns that wrestling for an all-boys team causes more trouble than she may be prepared to handle. “Next up. Put her in her place man.”

“When your mom passed I did what I had to do I didn’t have no choice. You’re gonna be a legend and not just in some high school year book.” ‘First Match’ is the first feature film for writer/director Olivia Newman.

Based on Newman’s 2010 short, the film stars Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Mugga, Jharrel Jerome and Jared Kemp. ‘First Match’ is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival this month. Netflix will stream the film exclusively starting on March 30, 2018.


Looks worth watching. What do you think?


Source: YouTube, IMDb


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