Sexy Star stands alone in the ring on the new Latino-focused El Rey Network luchador show. (photo source)
My interest in professional wrestling began in 1999—I was just a kid who loved watching WWF (now known as WWE) on TV. This time period, characterized by egregiously violent matches, aggressive sexuality, and ‘‘politically incorrect” characters and stories, is commonly known as the “Attitude Era.”
This morning, professional wrestler, Cyndi Lauper video star, and feminist antihero Captain Lou Albano passed away at the age of 76. For you youngsters out there who may not be familiar with Captain Lou (or even for those of us who are), you will absolutely not regret taking 12 minutes out of your day to watch this epic Lauper/Albano collaboration video, "Goonies 'R' Good Enough":
The epic tale! The always-confusing facial rubber bands! Captain Lou! Cyndi Lauper! The Goonies! It doesn't get any better than this, folks. That is unless you consider Captain Lou Albano's staging of a pro-wrestling event wherein he and Cyndi Lauper battled on MTV over sexist remarks called The Brawl to End it All a better story.