Gaea Girls ★★★

I have problems with this pseudo-documentary on life 'behind the scenes' at GAEA Japan, a joshi puroresu promotion that existed from 1995 to 2005. Were the makers aware they were getting worked by Chigusa Nagayo and her colleagues and trainees at their dojo, where the bulk of filming takes place? If so, they don't show it, and simply take everything they're sold at face value. And many whoppers they are sold, indeed. However, it's still revealing of the tough training regimen for budding pro wrestlers in Japan, women and men alike, even if everyone involved here refuses to break kayfabe.