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Friday, May 29, 2015
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with MMA fighter Fallon Fox.
The first openly transgender MMA fighter, she is the subject, along with openly gay college basketball player Terrence Lamar Clemens, of a new documentary "Game Face".
Directed by Michiel Thomas, this film documents the inspiring coming out stories of these athletes.
We spoke with Fallon Fox by phone Thursday.
"'Game Face' is a documentary about LGBTQ athletes, what happens to them before they come out and during the process of when they come out as LGBTQ athletes in sports," she said.
"We have been filming for about a year and a half, almost two years with production to get this project complete. So I'm very happy that it's coming to full fruition as of late. So It's making its tour around film festivals, so people can check it out there as it makes its tour around those festivals. And you can also catch it whenever we find a distributor and put it out for the mass public."
We also discussed why acceptance and understanding of transgender people and athletes are growing, why she is currently not signed by any MMA promotion despite her 5-1 pro record, why fight promoters who refuse to sign her will be judged badly by history, the prospects for her getting signed to fight, her many other activities including writing, and much more.
"Game Face" is an important and worthy documentary which is both enlightening and moving, and is heartily recommended to be seen.
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