Netflix has released the trailer to their new show GLOW, from the producers of Orange Is The New Black. The show, set in the 80's, stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress who auditions for a new professional wrestling company, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Marc Maron also stars as the head of the GLOW organization, Sam Sylvia.
The show is based on the real life wrestling organization of the same name. In the 80's, struggling promotors were looking to copy what they felt made the WWF so popular during that era. Filmed in Las Vegas and having such luminaries as Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's mother, involved, the show was the product of too much cocaine. Everything that was bad and cliche in the 80's this show used and abused to bad effect. While you can look back at other wrestling companies of that era and find good matches and story lines to enjoy today, GLOW's television product had nothing worth remembering.
The Netflix show is based on a pretty decent documentary from 2011 called GLOW: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. Just because the original GLOW organization was garbage doesn't mean you should ignore this documentary. It's a great look at the personalities behind such a, how shall I say it, unique wrestling organization. What surprised me the most was finding out that Lisa Moretti, who wrestled in the WWE as Ivory during the Attitude Era, got her start in GLOW as Tina Ferrari. The documentary was a great showcase of a group of unique personalities that congregated together for a short time to put on crappy television. The documentary is the basis for the new Netflix television show.
So what do you think? Are you excited for the new television show? Did you remember the original Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling Show? Sound off in the comments section below.
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