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Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

October 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Basketball at the movies

Movies.jpgHope you get a chance to view “Sonicsgate,” which made its debut this weekend before playing online. Women’s hoops also will be featured at the movies this month, tackling the tough issue of homophobia.
The 14th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is playing two documentaries basketball fans may find interesting. On Oct. 17, there’s “Lady Trojans” at 4:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater on Capitol Hill. It’s a unique flick that looks back at footage of a Tucson, Ariz. high school basketball team through the eyes of the players as adults.
“Lady Trojans” is part coming out and coming of age.
The other movie is “Training Rules” on Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cinerama downtown. This poignant film is about former Penn State coach Rene Portland, who had three rules for players: No drinking, no drugs, and no lesbians.
Storm G Tanisha Wright has denied interviews about her experiences playing for Portland, but Storm CEO Karen Bryant is scheduled to be part of a panel discussion after the movie. Other panelist are myself, GLADD president Jarret Barrios, and possibly WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes.
Tickets are $10 and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800.838.3006.
I’ll be back on the 26th to write-up the experience with the film at the festival. But I’m signing off from the blog until then. You can always catch updates by me on Twitter, however.
Congratulations to Phoenix for winning its second WNBA championship in three years. Guard Diana Taurasi was awarded the Finals MVP honor to go with her regular-season MVP nod.
When I return, we’ll be heading into the college basketball season, broadening our coverage to include Seattle University and Gonzaga in addition to Washington. I’ll also sprinkle in WNBA news, which will have meetings to discuss the possible move to one assistant coach and evaluate the 11-player roster.
Owners also will discuss a possible relocation or expansion in Tulsa. But they aren’t expected to start a search for a new president as Donna Orender turned the LPGA down.
Well, that’s all. Enjoy the offseason.

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