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James Hibberd

Hitting Below the Belt

July 11, 2006 6:35 PM

Three toned young American woman schooled in Muy Thai fighting sat in boxing trunks and tank tops on the Oxygen panel to promote their upcoming reality movie “Fight Girls.” The two just completed an on-stage demonstration of the fighting, punching, elbowing, kneeing and kicking pads.

Though the movie is about training and competition, the critics clearly had something else on their minds. They want to know: How do guys react? Do their dates want to fight them? When they get e-mails from guy fans, are the e-mails “creepy”? I was about to make some assumptions about the predominately middle-aged male audience, when a female critic topped them all: “You are three relatively good-looking women,” she began, to startled laughter. The boxers exchanged bemused, and insulted, looks – relatively? 

“Are you afraid you will get your nose broken or get punched in the face?”         




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