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Simone Biles: Golden Girl - The Trailer (Recap)

It's the most anticipated event of the year.

Flo Gymnastics (formerly, Gymnastike) released the trailer for their newest documentary aptly titled "Simone Biles: Golden Girl," which will premiere Wednesday, December 16th.  I'm not sure whether or not I'm more excited about this or the new Star Wars movie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), that opens on Friday, December 18th. Seriously, my Star Wars loving self is in a battle of wills with my Gymnerd side.

Let's look at the trailer. The trailer is so well done and is practically a standalone installment. Sure beats the hell out of the fluff pieces NBC used to do. Like the newest Star Wars, I might throw a fit if this series isn't as amazing as the trailer makes it out to be.

We open up with a narration from GymCastic's Jessica O'Beirne, set to some seriously driving music. She's telling us how awesome Simone is. She won three consecutive world championships, she's got more gold medals than like ANY female gymnast. Damn. So cool!

We cut to Simone talking about her most recent win. 

"It all just happened so fast, it still didn't even hit me when I was standing up on the podium."
Simone now is talking about training after championships, and we cut to a middle aged white dude, whom is definitely not her coach, Aimee Boorman. Dude is talking about her not putting pressure on herself. Ok, trailer, way to not explain anything.

Cut to Simone's mom, Nellie. Nellie says Simone was always an independent child. Then, we cut to Simone telling us about remembering being in foster care. Interesting, so now I assume we're getting more of Simone's back story and her life pre gymnastics. It's already been discussed how her parents are biologically her grand parents. So this should be interesting.

Back to Simone. She tells us that her training since Worlds has been focussing on her mental state in gearing up for 2016. Nellie says "I don't know what the future holds. I don't know what is going to happen."

Later, Jessica comes back and says: "It can't be understated how much anticipation there is, but also how much pressure there is."


We close with Simone saying "It's almost like the exclamation point of the year, because it could be anyone of our last meets."

She continues: "If I do well enough there, then you can say I'm the greatest."

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