True-Hearted Vixens

Three women buck convention by chasing dreams of professional athletic careers in a start-up tackle football league.

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Premiere Date
July 17, 2001
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects

Mylene Moreno

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The Film

These women want to play professional football. Make that full-contact, NFL-style, smash-mouth football. True-Hearted Vixens follows the fortunes of two women and the teams they play for during a six-game exhibition tour of the start-up Women's Professional Football League. With their dreams tied to the league's success, the women grapple with powerful social stereotypes, the league's business practices, and their own changing expectations of success.