‘Golden Arm’ Trailer: Arm Wrestling Comedy Is ‘Over The Top’ With Ladies That’ll Snap You Like A Twig

It’s about time we had an updated Over the Top with a female spin. That’s what the upcoming arm wrestling comedy Golden Arm appears to promise, along with a healthy dose of female bonding and characters that look like they stepped out of the world of pro wrestling. Sign me up.

The film marks the feature debut from director Maureen Bharoocha, and stars Mary Holland as a baker whose nice-girl personality hides her hidden strength. Rolling that dough has given her one Hell of a strong arm, one she puts to use in the Women’s Arm Wrestling Championship, encouraged by her trucker pal.

Also in the cast are Betsy Sodaro, Dot-Marie Jones, Eugene Cordero, Ron Funches, Dawn Luebbe, and Kate Flannery.

Golden Arm has been playing festivals in Milwaukee and Austin, but will finally be released digitally and in theaters on April 30th.

When her best friend Danny ropes her into taking her spot at the Women’s Arm Wrestling Championship, nice girl baker Melanie must trade whisks for barbells as she trains to face off with the reigning champ for a chance at newfound badassery and the grand prize.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.