The new Netflix original series GLOW, inspired by the popular Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling from the '80s, debuts Friday June 23. But before you dive off the top rope into the world of glitter and spandex, get the full history from this recent documentary.
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is now streaming on Netflix and chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it. The film's finale includes the first reunion of the ladies that took place in 2012. Check out the trailer below..
The new GLOW series on Netflix stars Allison Brie and Marc Maron and is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black). The complete first season of 10 episodes will be available June 23.
"GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom."