In Mexico, Lucha Libre rivals soccer in popularity and has been a beloved national pastime since the early 1900’s when masked men first came to embody the struggle between good and evil in the ring. Women eventually fought their way into the sport – defying resistance from their male “luchador” counterparts and cultural expectations of femininity.
Luchadora follows Luna Magica - an aging lucha libre star who struggles to keep her status in the all-star professional league, make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City, and regain custody of her son who was taken by her estranged husband because of her job as a Lucha Libre wrestler.
Luchadora is a short documentary that shines light into the fascinating sub-culture of female lucha libre wrestling in Mexico and explores issues of gender and power through Luna’s “lucha” both in and out of the ring. It is a universal story about following a dream and fighting for what you love.