The Wrestler isn’t really about wrestling per se, it’s about Randy “the Ram” as a man and his inability to change… but you can’t really separate the two. Now some famous wrestlers chip in their thoughts about the film, in a series of interviews on slashfilm. The link to the full article with the interviews is at the bottom, here is a short clip of this excellent article.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog than you know my love for Fox Searchlight movies. But the love goes beyond their films — these guys know how to market an indie film (something I can’t say for Sony Pictures Classics). A couple weeks back we brought you some clips from Darren Aronofsky’s interview with Danny Boyle, which was a brilliant idea if I’ve ever heard one.
Now Searchlight has returned with a five part roundtable interview with professional wrestlers Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page, Rowdy Roddy Piper and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine talking about Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. What a great idea. You can watch all five of the videos after the jump. I hope they include these on the DVD. The Wrestler is now playing in a city near you.
5 Interview videos and more at the original article at slashfilm.