Pumping Iron II: The Women
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Pumping Iron II: The Women
After the success of his 1975 documentary on male bodybuilders, featuring the subsequently famous Arnold Schwarzenegger and Louis Ferrigno, director George Butler created this follow-up on a bevy of distaff weight lifters as they prepare for a final muscle showdown at the 1983 Caesars Palace World Championship. Interspersed with rock music are interviews with the contestants focusing on social pressures to stop bodybuilding because "it is not feminine," but also giving some details about their personal lives as well. Although their own training regimen is not discussed, nor their… More

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"An entertaining and thought provoking survey of a sport at the crossroads."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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