7 - 11 Feb
Real life is faker than wrestling
When a ten-year-old child discovers professional wrestling on television their life is suddenly overtaken by the world of suplexes and slams. It effects every part of their life until they’re left with no other choice but to become a professional wrestler themselves.
Along the journey they encounter the seedy underbelly of wrestling through an unscrupulous tag team looking for a hot angle that’s going to restart their flagging careers.
All the while an old retired wrestler reminisces about the glory days of his career in a documentary that isn’t actually about him.
Their stories and lives are all entangled in wrestling’s alluring and inescapable head lock. This totally not ‘fake’ tale examines being a super fan gone too far and why we return to our guilty pleasures for the want of nostalgia.
Image by Tim Green