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Feb 26, 2019

Born in Toronto to a black father and white mother, Angela James went from defending herself from bullies in the projects to becoming one of the first women ever inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

She was also the first openly gay athlete to be inducted into a major sports Hall of Fame, and is widely regarded as the "Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey."

Her story has the grit of "Miracle" and "Warrior," with the fish-out-of-water and blue-collar racial dynamics of "8 Mile." We haven't seen a massive female-centered sports film since "Million Dollar Baby," and unlike that masterpiece of sadness, Davis' biography is happy and uplifting.