“Lucy Lawless of Xena fame presents
a profile of Wang Cong’er the real Mulan, who challenged
the emperor of China in her search for justice”
Wang Cong’er went from rags to riches, from a teenage street
entertainer to a martial artist expert and eventually to lead an
army into war against the
emperor. Not a happy story like you would expect from Disney,
Wang met a tragic end; this unique story really touched me, Lucy
delivered it was
emotion and respect for a terrific and brave young woman.
What was great about this episode was that Lucy demonstrated the
sword techniques Wang used and even practised martial arts.
Wearing a dark blue
kung fu uniform Lucy was taught some weapons techniques. She
seemed to really love this, when showed a particular move she
joked ‘did you make that up?’ Lucy later had a brief fight
demonstration with her instructor; she seems to take to these
things like she was made for them. This episode
really reminded me of Xena; I couldn’t help but think ‘Xena’ was
doing the documentary. Lucy demonstrated how Wang used two
swords at one point she even rode a horse while demonstrating.
What I love about 'Warrior Women' is that the show didn’t just
pick out a celebrity to run the whole thing: experts are used
and the show actually
travels to the places where the events happened. Lucy was
fantastic as always, I wish we could see her in more fighting
roles she seems to really
take to them. It was such a joy to see her in this episode.
- Grace Halden