Director Jessica Bendinger on Stick It

May 5, 2021 | GymCastic, Interviews, Podcast

Jessica Bendinger © Touchstone Pictures & Kaltenbach

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Jessica Bendinger Interview

  • What got cut from the movie.
  • Scary NYC punk shows in the 1980’s and of course legendary punk band, Bad Brains who get a nod in the movie.
  • The continued relevance of Stick It.
  • Pitching movies about women to a Hollywood system constipated by gender and structural bias.
  • Why she started her Mob Queens podcast
  • Alternative to the Bechdel Test
  • Training at Muriel Grossfeld’s gym with Marcia Fredrick and Don Peters
  • The original sizzle reel pitching the movie.
  • Needing more diversity in Stick It.
  • Our mutual love for Oana Ban and Mattie Larson as both a gymnast  and bad ass hero.
  • Gymnastics, PTSD and nervous breakdowns.
  • Jessica pitches Stick It 2, genderless mafia gymnastics revolution or Stick It 2, the horror version: Escape from the Ranch.
  • Listen to our full episode about  the movie 422: Stick It (Commissioned)

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