Netflix has reeled in worldwide rights to ‘Game Face’, the award-winning documentary about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) athletes coming out. The inspiring film tells the parallel stories of Fallon Fox, the first professional female transgender MMA fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a college basketbal l player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Jason Collins, the first openly gay active NBA player shines as Terrence’s mentor.
‘Game Face’ is the directorial debut of Belgian native Michiel Thomas (29). The documentary played at more than 45 film festivals world wide, including a selection for DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival. In June 2015, ‘Game Face’ won the audience award for best documentary at Frameline, one of their 12 festival awards thus far.
“Our goal was to reach as many people as possible with this important topic,” says Thomas. “Now millions of people will have the opportunity to watch Fallon and Terrence share their inner selves, struggles and strengths.” Fallon Fox is ecstatic about the partnership with Netflix: “I’m incredible excited to have such a big platform to educate and inspire people with this film.” “I’m grateful that we’ll be able to save kids from battles I had to deal with,” says Terrence Clemens.
Sales Agent Orly Ravid from the Film Collaborative completed the deal. ‘Game Face’ will be released on Netflix starting February 1st 2016. One day later, on February 2nd 2016, the feature doc will be available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/game-face/id1072015814), Google Play and Amazon Prime.
Fallon Fox, Terrence Clemens and Michiel Thomas, will continue their tour with the film, as their next goal is to bring ‘Game Face’ into the classrooms.
According to Fox’s Wikipedia page: “As a teenager, Fox believed she may have been a gay male, but learned about the term “transgender” at the age of 17.Fox continued living as a heterosexual male and married her then-girlfriend at the age of 19 when the latter became pregnant with their daughter. Fox then joined the US Navy to support her new family, serving as an operations specialist on the USS Enterprise.
After leaving the Navy, Fox enrolled at the University of Toledo, but dropped out citing ongoing psychological stress from her unresolved gender issues. After leaving college, Fox worked as a truck driver to earn money for sex reassignment surgery. She later moved to Chicago, Illinois with her daughter. In 2006, she traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to undergo gender reassignment surgery, breast augmentation, and hair transplant surgeries at the Bangkok International Hospital.”
She holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 5-1 but has not fought since her last victory in September 2014 over Tamikka Brents.
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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that middleweight contender Marcin Prachnio has suffered an injury and is out of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER. The blockbuster fight card will, however, proceed as scheduled for 14 January at the Jakarta Convention Center. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend his title against Prachnio’s replacement, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar.
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Invicta FC 21 – Megan Anderson vs Charmaine Tweet
Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet streams live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 14. The event takes place at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
Featherweight: Charmaine Tweet (9-5) vs. Megan Anderson (7-2) Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-2) Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5) Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (2-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (4-0) Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs. Jenny Liou (6-4) Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs. Brieta Carpenter (0-0) Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs. Celine Haga (10-13) Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs. Christina Ferea (0-0)
UFC Fight Night 103 features the return of the legend B.J. Penn as he takes on Yair Rodriguez on Sunday, January 15 at Talking Stick Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Main Card Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pešta lex White vs. Tony Martin
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlović Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker
Combate Americas Mexico City will include a bantamweight (135) main event between rising stars Steve Swanson (14-2) and Gustavo Lopez (6-2) – for the league’s much-anticipated, historic debut in Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 19, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC FIGHT PASS® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California and is headlined by mixed martial arts legends Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz.
Fight card Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson
Preliminary card (MyMMANews.com) Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack May vs. Dave Cryer Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner Christian Gonzalez vs. Danial Rodriguez Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron Rob Gooch vs. James Ba Rebecca Ruth vs. Colleen Schneider