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This Wrestling Mom Can Put You in a Chokehold

Meet Luna Mágica—single mom and lucha libre superstar. In a sport dominated by men, Luna struggles to take care of her family while also pursuing her dream of becoming a world wrestling champion. In Luchadora, director River Finlay explores the fascinating culture of professional Mexican wrestling through one of the sport’s few female competitors.

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