Last month, our sister publication Reel Chicago reported on an outstanding viral video created by the Chicago Stunt Community. Inspired by stuntman Aaron Toney, (Avengers: Infinity War/End Game and Black Panther), to create a “worldwide fight,” Chicago stuntman Shawn Bernal (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jungle Cruise, Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Bad Boys for Life) corralled his brothers and sisters, including the sons of famed Chicago stuntman Rick Lefevour, to see who was boss.
The video was a huge success and went viral. Now, we have iconic actress and stuntwoman Zoë Bell (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Grind House) leading her own fight club of big names to take part in the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge.”
The video, which is similar to the Chicago video, features Featuring the likes of Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Florence Pugh (Little Women, Black Widow), Cameron Diaz (Charlie’s Angels) beating the crap out of each other. Virally of course. .
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The video features some humorous moments and nods to films such as , the Robbie grabbing Harley Quinn’s baseball bat, Pugh refusing to smash her bottle of bubbly and Daryl Hannah paying homage to Elle from Kill Bill.
Watch the video below:
“Here it is……! Kicking lockdown boredom with some of the coolest,” Bell wrote on Instagram. “Ladies, you are all my heroes. ❤️?❤️ ‘ ? a massive personal shout out to @bodhihorn for editing the flick and my stress levels! “
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“I was inspired by the a video a French school for stunt performers had done, the CUC Fight Challenge, I think, ” Bell told Reel 360. “The inspiration was two fold, one, the idea was awesome and execution was dope and two, there were so few woman in it that I felt a little disappointed and figured, why not full some of my amazing women friends and see what we could come up with! I saw the video Friday night, sent out my first enquiry email Saturday bring and laugh it the following Friday afternoon. So all done in dusted in just under a week! It was a very, full week!”
Here’s a full list of the participants: Lucy Lawless, Tara Macken, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Tamiko Brownlee, Rosario Dawson, Amy Johnson, Cameron Diaz, Kim Murphy, Daniela Ruah, Michaela McAllister, Kaitlin Olson, Lauren Mary Kim, Florence Pugh, Julia Butters, Angela Meryl, Sarah Irwin, Daryl Hannah, Sophia Di Martino, Tracie Thoms, Shauna Duggins, Zoe Saldana, Ming Qiu, Renée Goldsberry, Rosie Perez, Lilly Aspell, Thandie Newton, Mel Stubbs, Jessie Graff, Monique Ganderton, Halle Berry, Heidi Moneymaker, Scarlett Johansson, Dayna Grant, Margot Robbie, Renae Moneymaker, and KT Tunstall.
It’s a fun five minutes for sure!
The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.