The son of a Pentecostal preacher, Michael is a bullied boy from Canada. He finds his own world in the spandex-clad heroes of comic books and professional wrestlers on TV. After building his body Michael’s finally able to don the spandex tights himself and introduce pro-wrestling to faraway Finland. But at 40, injuries and age start to cast shadows on his career, while the conservative and old-fashioned Michael still dreams of being the hero. Suddenly a young transgender wrestler, Jessica, infiltrates his wrestling company, contesting him both physically and ideologically. Anger and frustration get to lonely but uncompromising Michael, who’s still searching for a wife. He is looking for love, but first must learn not to hate.
Oskari Pastila is a Helsinki-based producer and director. His first feature-length documentary, Basket Case (Täynnä Tarmoa), was released in 2009. His second film, Knucklebonehead, was released 2013. He received his BA from Goldsmiths – University of London and MA from The University of Art and Design, Helsinki.