In this drama, Michelle Rodriguez stars as a young Brooklynite who aspires to being a boxer. Discouraged by her father, trainer and other boxers, she is nonetheless determined to break into the male-dominated sport. The drama is intensified by the young fighter's financial and romantic problems. The film was written and directed Karyn Kusama, and the lead role represents the debut of Rodriguez, who would go on to star in Lost and the Fast and Furious film franchise. Girlfight was released in 2000.