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Skip the Opera. Go See Some Pro Wrestling.

“It’s not a fake sport. It’s a form of storytelling.” By Tim Grant.

This week Op-Docs bring you “The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown,” a beautiful meditation on the art — yes, art — of pro wrestling. Directed by Tim Grant and narrated by the wrestler Chase Brown, this sweetly lyrical short film is an ode not only to pile drivers and diving elbow drops, but to storytelling at its most idealistic. Watch the Op-Doc below.

Love it or hate it, pro wrestling is one of the world’s great art forms. Tim Grant.

Tim Grant is a filmmaker who grew up in Blairsville, Ga., and lives in Los Angeles.

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