MOTORCYCLE MARY (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Beth Accomando

Mary McGee was the first woman to compete in road races and motocross competitions in the U.S. and became the first person — not just woman – to ever solo in the grueling Baja 500 on a motorcycle. Motorcycle Mary opens with McGee’s aged face staring directly into the camera. Her eyes still bright and eager, and the heavy wrinkles well formed to complement her delightful smile. She describes being fearful as a child but overcoming that through the guidance of her older brother. And it is through him and his just do it mentality that set her on her journey into the world of racing. She began by racing cars, and she consistently beat out her male competitors. But she soon discovered that her true love was racing motorcycles.

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