‘First Match’ Filmmaker & Cast Champion Strong Representation Of Women In Coming-Of-Age Wrestling Film — SXSW

In Netflix’s forthcoming drama First Matchrising star Elvire Emanuelle plays Monique, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood who builds a tough skin through all her years of foster care. After reaching out with her estranged father (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) she decides that wrestling is the only way to connect with him — but she isn’t wrestling other girls.  She’s wrestling boys…and she’s really good at it. The Emanuelle and Abdul Mateen joined us in the…

In Netflix’s forthcoming drama First Matchrising star Elvire Emanuelle plays Monique, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood who builds a tough skin through all her years of foster care. After reaching out with her estranged father (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) she decides that wrestling is the only way to connect with him — but she isn’t wrestling other girls.  She’s wrestling boys…and she’s really good at it. The Emanuelle and Abdul Mateen joined us in the…