Coming soon to a theater near you: The NFL’s oldest cheerleader

Laura Vikmanis is, at age 42, the NFL’s oldest cheerleader. And she’s about to become the most famous as well.

Vikmanis, one of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, is having her life story turned into a movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As a 39-year-old mom to two teenage daughters, Vikmanis got into cheerleading after her husband left her. Screenwriter Kathy Greenberg says it’s a story as inspirational as that of Ravens left tackle Michael Oher.

“It’s really a feel good populist story in the vein of Blind Side,” Greenberg said. “It’s got more comedy to be sure, but it’s an earnest story.”

67 responses to “Coming soon to a theater near you: The NFL’s oldest cheerleader

  1. Only the Bengals…no standards on the field, no standards on the sidelines. Good for the old mama though, should make for a great story.

  2. She’s pretty hot, so makes you wonder why her husband left her? Is she really as good of a person as Michael Oher apparently is, or are we going to find out that she has some terrible secrets before the movie comes out?

    As for the actress to play her, my money is on Christina Applegate who turns 40 this November.

  3. Go to any bar in Mount Adams, or better yet go to the Blind Lemon and you can find her in there. Just like I did, she was your typical sleezy cheerleader. Very cougar hot though

  4. The outfits are skimpy, but layers and layers of makeup keep her warm on the coldest day of winter.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals
    Inspirational
    Choose one.

    Is this the cheerleader Ochostinko proposed to on the sideline after his TD?

    The Chris Cooley/Christy Oglevee cheerleader hook up story would be way better. Only the yokels in Cincituckty will find this interesting

  6. There was a late 30 yr old/40 yr old mother of the three on the ravens a few years back. Nothing new here. Waste of a screenplay.

  7. In a twist on the standard horror film plot, a 40 something cheerleader stalks and rapes a series of depraved psycho killers. Rated R for Ridiculous.

  8. House mom gets fat and dumpy looking after being married for a few years. Husband leaves her and she suddenly start putting effort into her physical appearance again. Cue montage of her buying make up and working out… Save yourself 10 bucks and an hour and a 1/2 of your life. They probably would have stayed married if she hadn’t stopped being a “woman” a became a “mom.”

  9. chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 26, 2011 4:24 PM

    House mom gets fat and dumpy looking after being married for a few years. Husband leaves her and she suddenly start putting effort into her physical appearance again. Cue montage of her buying make up and working out… Save yourself 10 bucks and an hour and a 1/2 of your life. They probably would have stayed married if she hadn’t stopped being a “woman” a became a “mom.”
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    Could have happened that way, true enough. Or possibly, he stopped LOOKING at her like she was a woman and stopped treating her like she was a woman he loves and started looking at her and treating her like she was “just” a mom. Maybe he started stepping out on her because she was too tired from raising their children with little help from him to care about being a glamor puss 24/7. There are many scenarios it could be.

    I think that women or men who stay home to raise children and actually do a good job are more important members of society than almost any other profession on earth and I’m not even a parent.

    I respect people of any age/background, etc. who go for their dreams despite naysayers. This is how quite a few people of high achievement start out, including NFL players.

  10. “Who’s Stiffler???”

    I don’t know if all those thumbs-down are for your question or for the fact that you don’t know how to use Google.

  11. “…and coming soon to a theater near you: One woman’s fight, against all odds, to become the sideline skank she always believed she could be…”

  12. rajbais says: Mar 26, 2011 3:42 PM

    Who’s Stiffler???
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    Are you serious? I thought EVERYONE has seen those movies. What are you kids watching now-a-days?

  13. Why do stories like these always say, “her husband left her”? Why do men always get portrayed as the bad guy? Do we know that it was his move? What if she left him? Oh wait, he’s paying her bills, so it must have been his fault.

  14. It’s about time someone documents the plight of the pretty white woman in America. Give me a break.
    I saw this the first time they made the movie. Except I think they called Erin Brockavich

  15. With a busy lifestyle like that she barely has time to grab a few bites between forced regurgitations.

  16. CKL; Relax. Try not to take that comment too seriously or as an indictment of this Laura person. But if she had time to “work on her fitness” as a single mom, she probably had time when she was married. However, a movie with such a bland story would have to include no less than 3 extended montages of her working out. I mean what are we really celebrating here? That at age 42 people still want to have sex with her? How uplifting. Maybe someday I can achieve the goal of having sex at age 42 thanks to motivational stories like this. Great for Laura, but this movie is going straight to Lifetime.

    “boknowsvt says: Mar 26, 2011 5:02 PM Looks like someone blasted her in the face with Homer Simpson’s makeup shotgun.”

    Awesome…

  17. thank goodness the man ‘left’ her…
    otherwise she might not have realized her true potential/lifelong dream.
    so when all is said and done, ‘this is a mans world’

  18. She and Brett Favre make a great match.

    Reminding us all that just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    At 40+ I think its time to grow up.

  19. “baxman89 says:
    Mar 26, 2011 8:23 PM
    Uh, it is spelt theatre right? C’mon man!”

    “Theater” can be used any time. “Theatre” refers only to the art form itself.

    “C’mon, man!” yourself.

  20. This broad def looks older then 39 and isnt that pretty.She also tans entirely to much her skin is orange and looks lil leathery

  21. bigtrav425 says:
    Mar 26, 2011 11:33 PM
    This broad def looks older then 39 and isnt that pretty.She also tans entirely to much her skin is orange and looks lil leather
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    Okay either you are a chick or your gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

  22. WingT says: Mar 27, 2011 8:35 AM

    How proud her parents must be
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    They’re still alive?????

    Okay, serious now. Ben Gals > Cowgirls…

  23. Fantasy Football says: Mar 26, 2011 5:26 PM

    The should get Cloris Leachman to play her in the movie.
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    Really? I had Katey Sagal in mind…

  24. She looks great for her age but it is really movie worthy? Is HOLLYWOOD that slow and out of ideas.

  25. It was her dream to be a pro cheerleader, and she did it. That’s cool.

    Doubt very much I’d see the movie.

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