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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
S’NUFF TO MAKE YOU CRINGE
Warning: Spoiler Alert! Don’t read linked article if you plan to see ...
“Million Dollar Baby’s” Multi-Million Dollar Rip-Off
It features legendary Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood, as its director and star. For roughly the first half, viewers are tricked – thinking they are watching a movie about a champion boxer in the making, who just happens to be female.
Even those who find women’s sports to be freakish sideshows of little interest, are rooting for Maggie Fitzgerald (Hillary Swank) to overcome her trailer-trash background and become women’s Welterweight champion of the world.
But they’ve been defrauded, manipulated into what appears to be “The Champ” with estrogen, but is really a promotional ad for …